We’re happy and excited to have you all start the 2017 academic year! During the first two weeks of school, there are a number of events and programs available to you. Below are some engineering specific events that we highly encourage you to participate in. To view all the campus-wide events that are happening, please visit welcomeweek.ucsd.edu

Make sure that you note the time and location of your Mandatory Department Orientation

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Triton Power Hour

Learn all about Triton Athletics and win fantastic prizes!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM RIMAC Arena

Student Services Fair

Come see all the campus departments, programs, and services available to help you! Make sure to stop by the IDEA Engineering Student Center table to hear from current engineering students and learn about how you can get involved in engineering events and activities made just for you!

12 PM - 1:30 PM RIMAC Ridge walk

All-Campus Convocation & Dinner

All-Campus convocation is the inaugural academic event of the year, marking your formal entrance into the UC San Diego academic community.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM RIMAC Field
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CSE Department Orientation

For Computer Engineering (CSE), Computer Science, and Computer Science: Bioinformatics majors.

9 AM - 11 AM PC Theater

ECE Department Orientation

For Computer Engineering (ECE), Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Society, and Engineering Physics majors.

10 AM - 12 PM WLH 2001

BENG Department Orientation

For Bioengineering, Bioengineering: Biotechnology, Bioengineering: Bioinformatics, Bioengineering: Biosystems majors.

12 PM - 2 PM PC Theater

NANO Department Orientation

For NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering majors.

1 PM - 3 PM WLH 2001

Cross-Cultural Center Block Party

Get acquainted with social justice-oriented student organizations, departments, and campus resources! Meet new people and discover your place on campus!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cross-Cultural Center
Price Center East
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MAE Department Orientation

For Aerospace Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors.

9 AM - 11 AM WLH 2001

SE Department Orientation

For Structural Engineering and Engineering Sciences majors.

9 AM - 11 AM WLH 2005

Engineering Community Welcome

NSBE, SHPE, SWE, WIC, and oSTEM invite you to attend a casual community welcome event! Come meet engineering student leaders to learn how to better prepare yourself to be a successful engineering student at UC San Diego.

11:30 AM - 1 PM Qualcomm Room, 1st floor, Jacobs Hall

All-Campus Unolympics

UC San Diego’s annual Welcome Week competition where all six colleges compete for the coveted Golden Shoe trophy! The UnOlympics games consist of a crazy bat spin competition, an obstacle course, an egg relay and a large scale choreographed dance routine!

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM RIMAC Field and Spano's Track & Field

Women’s Center Welcome Week Fest!

Learn about the Women’s Center and other resources on campus. There will be games, arts, and crafts. Free ice cream and more!

4 PM - 6 PM Women’s Center

First day of class!

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JSOE Open House

Come out and see all the services and programs available to engineers! Meet people from the following offices and more:

  • IDEA Engineering Student Center
  • Global Ties in Engineering Services (TIES)
  • Gordon Engineering Leadership Center
  • Team Internship Program (TIP)
  • International Center (Study Abroad Programs)
  • von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism
  • Triton Engineering Student Council
  • Jacobs Graduate Student Council
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Jacobs Hall
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Meet at the Beach!

Spend the day at this giant beach party! Count on a fun day in the sun, sand, and surf! There will be free surf lessons, beach Zumba, kayaking, paddle boarding, chair massage, beach volleyball & soccer, live DJ, and free Jersey Mikes Subs as well as free beach towels for the first 3000 attendees!

11 AM - 4 PM Scripps Beach (South of Pier)
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Engineers on the Green

Come out and have some carnival fun with your fellow engineers! Win prizes, play games, compete in bouncy sumo wrestling, and meet all the engineering student organizations!

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Matthews Quad
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LGBT Resource Center’s – Q Fair

Qfair is the annual resource fair for the LGBTQIA+ campus community. This year, the resource fair will be part of the QT Fest Fall Welcome.

5 PM - 6 PM The Hump
(in front of Main Gym in the Original Student Center)

Triton Fest

The fun doesn’t stop after week 2. Check out Tritonfest for events happening through week 4 and visit the Student Events Insider online for even more action packed opportunities.