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

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.