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First Year Experience at UC San Diego

Freshmen Experience Program (WARR 1) and Transfer Experience Program (WARR 2) are exciting 2-unit courses designed to help new students get the most out of their first year at UC San Diego and become more engaged and informed students. Learn more about UC San Diego's First Year Experience Program

How to Enroll?

  • Log into Web Reg 
  • Select WARR1 (Freshmen) or WARR2 (Transfer) 

Questions: Contact Warren Academic Advising via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) 

WARR 1, First Year Experience 

  • Receive practical advice about student life and educational strategies for success
  • Get connected to Warren college and campus resources, as well as research and involvement opportunities campus-wide
  • Learn from faculty who are committed to supporting your transition to college life
  • Interact with upperclassmen (discussion leaders) who remember what it is like to be a new student
  • Meet other new students

WARR 2, Transfer Experience 

  • Receive practical information on how to further your academic and career goals
  • Learn about transfer-specific resources and opportunities
  • Get connected to Warren college and learn about ways to get involved on campus
  • Learn from faculty who are committed to supporting your transition to UCSD
  • Interact with student leaders who remember what it was like to be a new student 
  • Meet other new transfer students 

Learn more about the First Year Experience program:  

First Year Experience - Weekly Topics

  • Opportunities, Challenges, and Expectations of University Life
  • Making the Most of the Classroom
  • Academic Integrity and Research Literacy
  • Personal Well-being and Academic Success
  • Enhancing Your Communication Skills in the Classroom
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Understanding Yourself and Others
  • Campus and Community Involvement
  • Research Opportunities, Experiential Learning, and Faculty Engagement
  • Choosing and Committing to a Major
  • Lessons Learned and Planning Forward

Benefits of Enrolling in WARR 1 or WARR 2

  • Awareness of internships, research opportunities, study abroad programs, and more
  • More effective research and study skills
  • Stronger time management skills
  • Increased confidence interacting with faculty
  • Increased awareness of how personal well-being impacts academic performance
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • More information about choosing a major and minor 
  • Exposure to topics that address diversity and social justice
  • Solid understanding of expectations about academic integrity

Message from the Professors

WARR 1 (First Year Experience) Instructor, Professor Grant Goodall

FYE Grant Goodall

Grant Goodall did his undergraduate studies at UCLA and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his graduate work at UCSD and MIT. He is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics, where he directs the Linguistics Language Program and the Experimental Syntax Lab.  His primary research area is natural language syntax, with a special interest in using experimental techniques to explore this area. He also has a longstanding interest in how linguistic research is applied in the public realm, particularly with regard to issues of language teaching policy and practice. Outside of work, he enjoys yoga, travel, and when possible, sleep.

"UC San Diego is a fantastic place, but it can sometimes be overwhelming. This course teaches you strategies that will help you make the most of your time here and create a well-balanced life for yourself, incorporating your academic, professional and personal goals."

- Grant Goodall, Professor of Linguistics and First Year Experience Professor

WARR 2 (Transfer Experience) Instructor, Provost Emily Roxworthy

Emily Roxworthy

Emily Roxworthy is the sixth provost of Earl Warren College and has been faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2004. She is also affiliate faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies and in the Critical Gender Studies Program. Provost Roxworthy previously served as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity & Equity with broad responsibility to promote equity, excellence, and diversity within faculty ranks. She served as Acting Provost of Thurgood Marshall College in Fall 2015, following two years of lecturing for Marshall's renowned DEI course "Dimensions of Culture." She has also taught in Sixth College's Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT) program and received a Sixth College teaching award. Her college appointment is in Warren, where she has served on the College's Writing Advisory Committee and Executive Committee of the Faculty.

Provost Roxworthy is an active and accomplished scholar and teacher, working at the intersection of theatre history and performance studies, with particular interests in interculturalism, Asian/Asian American theatre, digital media, and role playing. She is the author of the award-winning book The Spectacle of Japanese American Trauma: Racial Performativity and World War II, as well as numerous scholarly articles on the Japanese American internment and other topics.

Provost Roxworthy's full biography can be found here

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