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About the Colleges

Every undergraduate belongs to one of the seven 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.

Out-of-State and International Outreach Program:

The Out-of-State and International Outreach Program 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.