We’re happy and excited to have you all start the 2016 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.
Doors open at 10:30am to all the festivities!

11:00-12:00pm RIMAC Arena

Student Services Fair

Come see all of the campus departments, programs, and services available to help you! Keep your eye out for the IDEA Student Center table to hear from current engineering students and learn about the engineering events and activities made just for you!

12:00-1:30pm RIMAC Ridgewalk

All Campus Convocation

This is the inaugural academic event of the year, it marks your formal entrance into the UC San Diego academic community.

5:00-7:00pm RIMAC Field
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Department Orientation for:

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

NANO (For NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering majors)

Please note that attendance to your engineering department orientation is MANDATORY. This is your opportunity to meet your academic and departmental advisors, and learn about your department and major!

9:00-11:00am

ECE: Warren Lecture Hall 2005

NANO: Pepper Canyon Hall 106

Department Orientation for:

MAE (For Aerospace, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering majors)

Please note that attendance to your engineering department orientation is MANDATORY. This is your opportunity to meet your academic and departmental advisors, and learn about your department and major!

10:00-12:00pm Warren Lecture Hall 2001

Department Orientation for:

BENG (For Bioengineering, Bioengineering: Biotechnology, Bioengineering: Bioinformatics, Bioengineering: BioSystems)

SE (For Structural Engineering and Engineering Sciences majors)

Please note that attendance to your engineering department orientation is MANDATORY. This is your opportunity to meet your academic and departmental advisors, and learn about your department and major!

12:00-2:00pm

BENG: Warren Lecture Hall 2005

SE: Pepper Canyon Hall 106

Career Services Center: Open House

What's next after graduation? Get the answers at The Career Center. Join us for our fall Open House and find out how to level up to meet your career goals! Attend mini-info sessions and find out how to access valuable career tools and resources. Our friendly staff is looking forward to helping you land your dream job after graduation, (and you might even score some free swag!) See you there!

1:30-3:30PM Career Services Center

Department Orientation for:

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

Please note that attendance to your engineering department orientation is MANDATORY. This is your opportunity to meet your academic and departmental advisors, and learn about your department and major!

Special session for students interested in transferring into CSE majors will be held in Peterson Hall from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

2:00-4:00pm Warren Lecture Hall 2001

Cross-Cultural Center Block Party

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

3:00 - 5:00 PM Cross-Cultural Center
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Engineering Community Welcome

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

10:00-12:00pm Warren Lecture 2001

Q-Fair

Q Fair is the resource fair that is a part of the LGBT Resource Center's annual Q-Camp orientation for new and continuing LGBT students and allies.

12:30-1:30pm Price Center East Ballroom

All Campus UnOlympics

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. Participate with your college or just come out to cheer them on.

1:30-3:30pm RIMAC, Spanos Track and 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!

4:00-6:00pm Women’s Center

First Day of Class!

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Jacobs School Open House

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

  • IDEA 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
2:30-4:00pm Jacobs Hall Lobby
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Meet at the Beach!

Kick off college the fun way and come down to the beach! Count on a fun day in the sun, sand and surf, featuring: free surf lessons, kayaking, paddle boarding, chair massages, the world famous surfing dogs, tide pool tours, beach games, live DJ, and lots of giveaways including beach towels. Check out the Meet the Beach Facebook event at Facebook.com/UCSDrec for more details!

11:00-4:00pm 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 of the engineering student organizations!

4:00-8:00pm Matthews Quad

Triton Fest
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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.