Transfer and Commuter Student Life

Transfer and commuter students make up a large portion of the UC San Diego population. Both UCSD and Warren College offer a broad spectrum of services and programs to involve students in educational opportunities both in and outside the classroom. In addition, the Warren Dean of Student Affairs' staff is available to assist in a variety of ways to ensure a quality educational experience.

Active involvement is an important part of the college experience. Studies have shown that students who are involved in co-curricular activities actually do better in school than those who are not involved. The range of activities at Warren and UCSD are diverse and flexible enough to accommodate a busy schedule. Warren College and UCSD have a variety of opportunities for student involvement as a transfer student or commuter student.  Students are eligible to participate in any organization at UCSD and listed below are organizations designed specifically for transfer and commuter students.

Warren Transfer and Commuter Commission (WTCC)

WTCC is charged with addressing the unique needs of transfer and commuter students as well as planning events and activities for the Warren College commuter population. WTCC is comprised of 10 members who are both elected and appointed, 5 transfer students and 5 commuter students are selected during Spring and Fall quarter, and serve a one-year term. The WTCC is funded through the Warren College Activities Fee, managed by the Warren College Student Council (WCSC), and the group puts on a variety of events throughout the year. Events have included BBQ's, study breaks, socials, baseball games, and Disneyland trips. For more information, call (858) 534-4731.

Student Government

There are two levels of student government at UCSD. The Associated Students (ASUCSD) represents the campus as a whole and Warren College Student Council (WCSC) serves our college community. Elections are held in the spring and interested students are recruited throughout the year to serve on the many boards, commissions, committees, and task forces that exist.

All-Campus Commuter Board (ACCB)

Are you living off campus and interested in planning FREE activities for all commuter students? Are you motivated to make a difference in solving problems commuters face daily? ACCB plays two major roles in the UCSD community: programming and advocacy.

All-Campus Transfer Association (ACTA)

ACTA is designed to serve transfer student needs. ACTA serves as a blanket organization, working with other transfer services and organizations, to provide transfer students with vital transfer-specific information, social events, a sense of belonging at UCSD, and a voice on the Associated Student Council. ACTA also serves as a medium to get involved at UCSD in a variety of ways. For more information, see ACTA.

Transfer Connect and Success Program

First-year transfer students are encouraged to participate in the all-college Transfer Connect and Success Program that is offered every fall quarter by the Assistant Dean's at all six Colleges.  The program introduces new students to beneficial resources across campus and provides insight on opportunities that past transfer students have indicated are helpful to learn about in your first quarter at UC San Diego.  All incoming transfer students receive information about the program via email during Orientation.  If you have questions, or are an incoming transfer student who has not received information on the program, contact wardean@ucsd.edu.