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Parent and Family Orientation


We know behind each one of our gifted students, there is a strong support system. We recognize your desire to want to learn all you can about this new place your student is entering, and learn how you can support them in their transition.

In an effort to provide Parents and Family members with the resources they desire, we will be posting videos and content on this page throughout the summer, and more heavily in late August/early September. We will also host a few live webinars, where attendees can hear from our staff live, and ask questions we may not have addressed.


Join our e-mailing list to be informed of our upcoming webinars!

If you wish to be added to our e-mailing list, please fill out this form! We will send info about free upcoming family webinars and other pertinent information!


Throughout these endeavors, we aim to share the following:

  • The college system and UC San Diego's educational expectations
  • Information about student development and anticipated evolution of the family-student relationships
  • Timeline of student academic and social transitions
  • Availability of student services and support networks for students
  • Introduction to college staff and campus contacts
  • Awareness of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


For additional information, please visit our FAQ page for clarification.