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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 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.

 

Upcoming Parent and Family Webinars


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Helping Your Student Transition to UC San Diego

Saturday, August 29 at 11am PT

This session is designed for Parents, Family Members, and those who support students transitioning from high school or from another college to UC San Diego. 

Michael Miller will share the importance of recognizing transitional markers in your students adjustment to UC San Diego, and how to manage the mental and emotional challenges both you and your student may face. This highly engaging webinar is a favorite year-after-year. You won't want to miss it!

About the speaker: 

Michael Miller is a sought after speaker having consulted and presented at hundreds of colleges, universities and companies across the country. Born, raised and residing in New York City, Michael uses his unique brand of straight forward energy, humor, and enthusiasm to deliver powerful programs designed to help people think differently about their own capabilities and help them experience success at school, work and in their lives!

Register Today

If you are unable to attend live, a recording of the session will be available on this site until October 31st. Additionally, Closed Captioning will be available in the recorded version of this webinar. 


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Return to Learn Parent and Family Town Halls

Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30 pm PT (English only)
Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30 pm PT  (with Mandarin translation)
Thursday, August 13 at 5:30 pm PT (with Spanish translation)

These session are designed for Parents, Family Members, and those who support UCSD students. 

We invite you to join UC San Diego leadership for updates regarding the return to campus for Fall Quarter 2020. We will share the plans that our university's departments have prepared, in anticipation of your student's arrival. Receive answers regarding housing, health care, and selection of classes. Additionally, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will provide updates on how you can stay engaged throughout the year.

Register Today

If you are unable to attend live, a recording of the session will be available on the Return to Learn website following the event.


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Your Role in the ERC Community

Saturday, August 29 at 12:30pm PT

This session is designed for Parents, Family Members, and those who support students transitioning from high school or from another college to UC San Diego. 

College Deans will share how you can support your student, and help them thrive at UCSD. This is a good opportunity to ask questions to the College staff and student panelists!

Register Today

If you are unable to attend live, a recording of the session will be available on this site following the presentation. Additionally, Closed Captioning will be available in the recorded version of this webinar. 

Join our Parent/Family Newsletter

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

COMPASS Parent and Family Orientation

Your COMPASS Parent and Family Orientation covers the following topics:

  • The Student Academic Experience
  • Remote Instruction and the Virtual Experience
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Life 
  • University Living
  • Student Support
  • Resources for Parents

We encourage you to start today and go at your own pace. This online program saves your place, allowing you to pause and pick up right where you left off. We are proud to offer this optional program free of charge.

Follow these steps to get started!

  1.  Visit COMPASS Parent and Family Orientation website
  2. Select "Parent of Family Member" login type
  3. Select "Create New Guest Account"
  4. Check it out!

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.