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First Year New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Warren College FamilyCOMPASS Pre-Orientation, New Triton Advising Portal, and Warren College Orientation Registration is now open. We encourage you to progress through these three platforms in order, allowing you to build on the information you learn in previous platforms.

Warren College Virtual Fall Orientation will take place September 22-28, 2020. You will receive information about your Fall Orientation program via the Orientation Connection Newsletter sent to your UC San Diego email address. Be sure to check your UC San Diego email regularly for updates.

Contact us at if you have questions about the Warren College New Student Orientation program. Stay connected with us on TikTok @UCSDWarren!

Orientation Connection Newsletter

Be sure to check your official UC San Diego email regularly. We will share updates, important information, and key dates and deadlines through the Warren College Orientation Connection Newsletter. Our student Orientation Leaders (OLs) will also reach out to you through your UC San Diego email.

Visit your Triton Checklist for directions on how to set up your official UC San Diego email address.

COMPASS Pre-Orientation

MyCOMPASS | My Direction | My Journey - start today!

Your COMPASS Pre-Orientation program is now open. COMPASS is designed to help you learn about Warren College and UC San Diego and prepare you for Warren College Fall Orientation. Start today and go at your own pace - COMPASS will save your place if you need to stop and come back. We recommend you complete COMPASS Pre-Orientation before moving on to the New Triton Advising Portal.

DUO Two-step login is required for all UCSD affiliates, including new students. DUO is a security feature that requires verification of identity when logging into UC San Diego protected systems. After setting up your Active Directory (email) credentials, you must register for Duo before you can access any UCSD Single-Sign On (SSO) based site or application, including COMPASS Pre-Orientation.

New Triton Advising Portal

The New Triton Advising Portal is housed in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC), and includes information on academic requirements and enrollment. First-year students will be able to complete the following in this portal:

  • View University, Warren College general-education, and major requirements
  • Submit your Academic Background, including Advanced Placement (AP) scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, placement test information, and/or transfer coursework – This information must be submitted by June 15.
  • View course recommendations made by Warren College academic counselors that will be unveiled in the VAC on July 31
  • Ask enrollment-related questions through Online Advising (VAC) beginning August 3

Warren College Fall Orientation

The Warren College Orientation Registration website is now open. Register for your Fall Orientation program by July 31.

Warren College Virtual Fall Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Daily participation is required for this five-day program held Tuesday, September 22 through Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28.

Each day of the five-day program includes two components: asynchronous and synchronous. Asynchronous consists of one-hour daily activities you complete on your own time. Synchronous consists of one-hour daily live Zoom meetings facilitated by your Orientation Leader (OL).

Audio participation is required and video participation is strongly encouraged during these live Zoom meetings.

Warren College Virtual Fall Orientation is designed to:

  • Provide information and resources to help you succeed academically and develop personally
  • Answer your questions about college life and ease your transition to Warren College
  • Help you meet other new and current Warren students and staff members
  • Make you aware of your responsibilities as a member of the Warren College and UC San Diego communities
  • Introduce co-curricular opportunities to help you develop friendships and leadership skills

Have Your Plans Changed?

If you choose to decline your acceptance to UC San Diego, you must notify UC San Diego Admissions. Contact them by email at or by phone at (858) 534-4831.

If you do not formally decline your acceptance, you will receive a bill for Fall Orientation. If you decline your acceptance after attending Fall Orientation, you will still be billed and are responsible for the fees owed.