Welcome Week 2015 Upcoming Events

Welcome Week, an annual tradition at UC San Diego, fosters Triton Spirit for both new and returning students. Take part in the fun and supportive activities, services and programs to find your place, make friends, and live the Triton Spirit!

Each College hosts its own unique activities for welcome week!  Along with the college events, there are also campus wide and department focused Welcome Week events. There is a lot going on, make sure to check out the official Welcome Week website so that you don't miss Convocation dinner, unolympics, welcome dinner and along with many other amazing activities!

International Welcome Programs 2015

We have prepared a wonderful few weeks of international welcome programming upon your arrival in Fall 2015. Start making your reservations for San Diego City Bus Tours, Welcome Dinners, Beach Bonfires, Mixers/Socials, and more!

Hurry, spaces are limited, and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Events that require payment are non-refundable.


San Diego City Bus Tour  ($7)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

8:00 AM to 12:30 PM; 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Trek deep into the soul of America’s Finest City as this city tour takes you on an adventure to indicative attractions such as the famous Gaslamp District, picturesque San Diego Bay, beautiful Balboa Park and Seaport Village.

Register Here



International Parent and Family Orientation

Monday, September 21, 2015

7:30 AM

Parents and families are encouraged to register and attend an orientation specifically geared to help you support your student. 

Register Here


Shopping Shuttle ($7)

- Bed Bath & Beyond @ Misssion Valley Mall

Sunday, September 20, 2015

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM; 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Get everything you need to complete your new on campus/off campus home at one place, in one day!

Register Here

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Geisel Library Tours

Monday - Wednesday, September 21-23, 2015

from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come tour UC San Diego's Geisel Library and learn about the wide variety of study spaces, library collections, technologies, equipment, and have an introduction to the many services its staff provide.

Register Here


International Spouse & Dependent Orientation 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9:00 AM

Are you an F-1 or J-1 student that has brought your spouse, or even your children, with you to UC San Diego? The Friends of the International Center would like to introduce the services and programs that will allow your spouse or other dependents to have an enriching and formative experience while you are here. 

Register Here


San Diego Padres Major League Baseball Game

vs. San Francisco Giants ($20)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

4:30 PM

Before the quarter starts and you get busy in your UCSD life, take an evening to experience an American pastime and favorite sport, as a spectator of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team versus a rival team, the San Francisco Giants! We will be meeting at the International Center before we embark on our way to the stadium.

Register Here


International Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The International Center extends a warm invitation to our Welcome Reception. We will be having a lively social night with a Resource and Vendor fair, different cultural cuisines from San Diego's famous food trucks, interactive activities, and square dancing! You don't want to miss out!

Register Here


International Center Beach Bonfire

Friday, September 25, 2015  

4:30 PM

Come to La Jolla Shores as we welcome all new international students to enjoy the beach and make new friends!

Register Here


Triton Night Lights- Out of State Student Social

Sunday, September 27th
5:00 PM

UCSD Presents "Triton Night Lights" an Out-Of-State Student Social Event. Meet other out-of-state students, cheer on your favorite NFL football team, and participate in fun activities! Get a taste of California culture with free food! All UCSD students are welcome so bring a friend!

Register here to enter to win a prize!

Check out the Facebook Event


Outreach Trivia Night (Week 1 of Quarterly Series)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

7:00 PM

FOOD, FACTS, FRIENDS, & FUN! Come to Middle of Muir (MOM) to meet new people and test your knowledge of various trivia categories! Free entry to all UCSD students and prizes for winning team! Make this a weekly event and turn up the competition! Happy hour prices on food and drinks for trivia participants! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME! COME AS A TEAM OR BY YOURSELF!

Check out the Facebook Event


International Mixer (@ I-House)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join us for a night of fun activities and mingling with recent U.S. students who have studied abroad! The International House (I-House) located in Eleanor Roosevelt College will be open to all international students and students who have studied abroad for an engaging social night of sharing cultural experiences.

Register Here


Passport to Culture (Week 1 of Quarterly Series)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Learn about life and culture in other countries and states from current international and out-of-state students. Enjoy a traditional taste of food from the highlighted region each week! Week 1 "Passport to Culture” will highlight Germany!


If you'd like to share your own experiences from Germany as a panelist, please click here.

Check out the Facebook Event