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The New Student Orientation Program

Welcome to the Warren College family and UC San Diego Triton community. View our Warren College Welcome video.

Your journey to Warren College at UC San Diego begins when you accept your offer and receive your Triton Checklist. Be sure to activate your UC San Diego student email account early to receive our Warren College Orientation Connection Newsletter. Our professional staff will email you every two weeks throughout the summer with regular reminders and helpful tips to support your successful transition to college life.

Stay connected with us over the summer on TikTok @UCSDWarren ! We look forward to seeing you at Fall Orientation this September.

Warren College New Student Orientation consists of four components:

STEP ONE:  Colleges Orientation Registration

Orientation is a mandatory program. Registration opens mid-May for new first-year students and mid-June for new transfer students on the Colleges Orientation Registration or “COR” website. Spaces per session are limited.

Register early to secure session dates and times that fit your schedule at
STEP TWO:  COMPASS Pre-Orientation

COMPASS Pre-Orientation has been designed to provide new students with a broad understanding of Warren College and UC San Diego. Learn about the academic experience, academic advising, student life, university living, and student services. COMPASS Pre-Orientation also prepares you for New Triton Advising and Fall Orientation.

You will receive your invitation to start COMPASS Pre-Orientation after you register for Fall Orientation on the COR website.
STEP THREE:  New Triton Advising Portal

New Triton Advising Portal is housed in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). Learn more about summer enrollment webinars offered by Warren College Academic Counselors. Submit your Academic Background in New Triton Advising Portal so our advisors may accurately answer questions you have around enrolling in courses for fall quarter. Connect directly with advising staff to ask enrollment-related questions through Online Advising.
STEP FOUR:  Fall Orientation

Your Fall Orientation experience is led by an Orientation Leader (OL), who is a current UC San Diego student. Learn about Warren College traditions, deepen your understanding of academic support and campus resources, and explore co-curricular opportunities.

Daily participation is required for this three-day program held September 13-17, 2021. Each day of the three-day program includes two components: asynchronous and synchronous.

Asynchronous:  Mandatory assignments you complete on your own time in Canvas. Canvas is UC San Diego’s Learning Management System.

Synchronous:  Daily live Zoom meetings facilitated by your OL. Connect with new and current students in these Zoom meetings.  Audio and video participation is strongly encouraged during these live Zoom meetings.
More information about the Warren College New Student Orientation program, including enrollment, and important dates and deadlines are available on the following webpages:
International Students
If you are a new incoming International Student, some additional programs may be required. Please visit the International Students & Programs Office’s website for more information.

Continuing Students
We understand that many students who attended orientation previously may feel unprepared for returning to campus in the Fall. You know more than you think! There will be plenty of opportunities to help you transition back to campus! Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW) programs and events are designed to reintegrate students to UC San Diego campus. For more information, please visit or our college’s Welcome Week website.