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About the Colleges

Every undergraduate belongs to one of the eight 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 colleges and provides students with information and resources helpful to any member of the university community.

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.