Transfer Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to ERC Orientation?

Driving Directions:

  • Take Interstate - 5 Freeway
  • Exit on La Jolla Village Dr. and head west
  • Continue on La Jolla Village Dr. The road will become North Torrey Pines Road
  • Continue straight on North Torrey Pines Road
  • Turn Right at Pangea Drive
  • Proceed to the Stop Sign at the Top of Pangea Drive
  • Turn Left onto Scholar's Drive North
  • Pangea Parking Structure Entrance is on your left - please enter there.

If you prefer to use your own GPS Navigation Device or App, majority of applications recognize "Pangea Parking Structure" as a final destination.  Here is the link to Google Map's directions to Pangea Parking Structure:

*Please note - There is construction occurring on the I-5 Freeway right near the University - please prepare for heavy traffic and possible delays.*

Where do I get a parking permit?

Parking Permits will only be given to Students who are driving themselves to campus.  You will receive your parking permit from a parking attendant when you enter the Pangea Parking structure. We will not hand out parking permits before 7:00 am. Parking Permits are not needed on weekdays until 7:00 am - if you arrive before 7:00am, please just wait for the parking attendants to arrive and then you may go get your permit.

*If you are being dropped off we will NOT be supplying you with a parking permit.

Make sure the permit can be easily seen. UC San Diego Parking will ticket. if your permit is not visible or if they cannot clearly see the date/time. If you have any questions regarding parking and/or parking permits please ask a parking attendant or Staff Member!If you arrive after 9:00am, you will be responsible for purchasing your own parking permit and will need to purchase one from the electronic kiosks.

Note: ERC is NOT responsible for ANY parking citations. If you aren't sure about something please ASK SOMEONE. Parking Tickets are upwards of $65.00 per violation.  You can appeal your parking citation by visiting

Late students cannot be accommodated. Please arrive on time and make plans to remain on campus until the end of the program. If you arrive late you must purchase your own temporary parking permit from one of the electronic kiosks located on the top floor of Pangea parking structure.

Will there be food at Orientation?

We will provide food throughout the orientation session.

If you have any dietary restrictions then be sure to indicate that on the new student site on your registration page.  If you do not let us know of any dietary restrictions at least 2 weeks in advance of your orientation then we will not be able to accommodate your needs.

I'm having problems getting my Email Verified - What do I do?

If your UC San Diego Email is activated and you are receiving Emails to your UC San Diego account but you have not received the Email Verification Code, please first check your Spam Folder.  Often times the email with the code goes to students' spam folder.  If you still cannot find your verification code please email us at In your email, please your First and Last Name and your Student PID number.

If you have not already set up your UC San Diego Email account or you are having trouble accessing your account please go through the ETS Troubleshooting Steps.  You can find that help on their website: If after trying those troubleshooting steps you are still not able to get your email working you must contact ETS directly.  We cannot help you set up your email or solve any login related issues.  Only ETS can help you with the email issues.

The New Student Site is not working - I'm having problems with the Site.

What should I bring to orientation?

Please bring a light jacket or sweatshirt, bottled water, a snack if you think you will need one and most importantly be ready for fun.

Which Session should I attend?

You will select the Session that works best for you.

Please note, registration is on a first come, first served basis!  Once a session is full it is full!  Please register early to increase your chances of attending your first choice session.  If the session you want is full please email to be added to a waitlist.  Waitlist spots are not a guarantee  We are limited in space capacity for the rooms we are in and must cut off enrollment at a certain point.

All incoming students to UC San Diego are required to attend orientation.

How do I pay for Orientation?

Students will not pay for Orientation separately. 

The Orientation fee will be added to the students' UC San Diego billing statement.  The Orientation Fee will show on either the August or October Billing Statement.  To check your UC San Diego Billing Statement log onto Tritonlink at

You do not need to worry about paying for your Orientation Session at the time of registration.  The Orientation Fee will show up as one of many fees you will pay to the university in Fall.

If I'm living on campus can I move in early - maybe closer to my orientation date?

General Move-In for New Students is Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.  Since you will be attending Orientation the week before that, if you would like to move-in earlier than that Saturday you will need to make those arrangements on your own through the Housing Department.

Some useful websites for you regarding housing and moving in are listed below:

Housing for Incoming Undergraduates:

UC San Diego Transfer Student Housing at The Village:

I'm an International Student - what else do I need to do?

If you are registered with the university as an International student you will need to attend both your ERC Orientation Session AND an International Student Orientation.  You must register for these separately.

To sign up for your Eleanor Roosevelt College Orientation Session your will visit the New Student Site

To sign up for your International Student Orientation Session you must visit:

To see a checklist of the items that all international students must complete, including information about the International Student Orientation check the International Center's website:

What is the Change/Cancellation & Late Registration Policy?

Please consider the following when making changes or cancellations to your Family/Parent registration:

A $25.00 Change/Late Registration Fee will be charged for any changes/additional changes or late registrations made after the August 29, 2018 deadline. If you or your student need to make a change after this deadline, please call 858-534-2237, Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm or send an email to

Late registrations/changes will only be accommodated if space allows and if completed at least five (5) business days prior to the session. We cannot accommodate last minute registration.

Parent/Family cancellations 
must be made five (5) business days prior to the start of your session. Parents/Family cancellations made within this deadline will be assessed the full orientation fee.

Note: Students are able to change their session only once via the New Student Site before the August 29th deadline without being charged a change/late fee. Your Parent/Family registration will NOT automatically switch to match their new session date. Please log into RegOnline to make the appropriate change, if you wish to match their session. Ensure that you are communicating and coordinating with your student.

Where and when do I take the math placement exam?

Can my family members or friends come to orientation?

No - Unfortunately we do not provide a family transfer program; the Orientation Sessions are just for incoming ERC Transfer Students.

If your family member would like to come to the campus and explore on their own while you are in Orientation that is completely fine.  We suggest exploring this website for a list of options of guided tours or things to see on campus:

We do however highly recommend that your family members attend the UC San Diego Family Weekend, which will occur typically occur in October.  For more information on that visit:

What if I have more questions about Transfer Orientation?

If you can't find the answer to your question about the on-campus orientation program here, please email  You may also call us at: 858-534-2237 Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

I want to make sure my transcripts got to UCSD - where do I go?

You will want to check on the Admissions Website to see what needs to be turned in by when.  You will want to check my application to see what things have been completed. 

If you have further questions please contact Admissions Office Directly.  You can email them by visiting this website: or you can call them by Phone: (858) 534-4831.  If you call them you will get an automated answering service - you will want to select the number 9 to speak with an Admissions Officer.

Contact Us:

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
(Closed daily from 12:00-1:00pm)

Phone: 858-534-2237


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