UC San Diego's six college system is unique within the UC system and the foundation of each student's experience.

COP Statement on Grand Jury Decision

As you are aware, a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky failed to charge any of the three police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was asleep in her own home when police broke down her door and shot her.

The grand jury's decision comes 195 days after police officers in Minneapolis strangled George Floyd to death in full view of the public, sparking off waves of Black Lives Matter protests that continue to simmer nationwide today. The anguish and desolation that Black Americans feel today almost defies description.


About the Colleges

Every undergraduate belongs to one of the six colleges and is afforded the benefits of a small, liberal arts college while enjoying the resources of a large, research university.

Each college makes up the university as a whole. This site houses programs that operate across all six colleges and provides students with information and resources helpful to any member of the university community. Our key inititiaves are:

First Year Experience:

The First Year Experience program is designed to help new students maximize their educational experience at UC San Diego through a course offered in Fall and a series of programs and events.

Current workshops and webinars

Outreach for International and Out-of-State Students:

The Outreach Coordinator for International and Out-of-State Students work in the colleges to assist non-resident students with their transition to UC San Diego and help students get acclimated to campus life and California culture.