Welcome New Students!



Welcome Video for Undergraduate Students

Welcome Video for Graduate Students


We are happy and excited to have you all start the 2021-2022 academic year with the Jacobs School of Engineering! Leading to the first day of school, there are a number of in-person and virtual events and programs available to prepare you for your first year in college. 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 twow.ucsd.edu


Make sure that you note the time of your Department Orientation. 


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For all new students.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM RIMAC Field

IDEA Engineering Student Center Open House & Engineering Fair

For all Engineering majors.

We look forward to welcoming new engineering students to the IDEA Engineering Student Center! Stop by the IDEA Engineering Center table outside Jacobs Hall for food and giveaways! While you’re here, come by the Engineering Fair and learn about the various campus services and programs available to engineers.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Warren Mall (West End)
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Orientation Session

For Bioengineering, Bioengineering: Biotechnology, Bioengineering: Bioinformatics, and Bioengineering: BioSystems majors.

Mandatory undergraduate orientation for Bioengineering majors only. Will review curricular requirements as well as campus and departmental resources available for incoming students.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91372707957

Orientation Session

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

Faculty and Student Panels & Student Engagement Activity

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Zoom Link included in Canvas Modules or Check your email

Orientation Session

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

Welcome to ECE! Your Undergraduate Advisors will be present along with student leaders and department representatives to say hello and answer your questions. Please check your @ucsd.edu emails for the Zoom link passcode. RSVP and submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/dZ925BY2nLJCMwE57

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Orientation Session

For Structural Engineering majors.

Meet and Greet/Orientation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Check your email for Zoom link.

Diversity Engineering Organizations Joint GBM

For all Engineering majors.

Join NSBE, SHPE, SWE, SASE, oSTEM, and WiC for their first event of the year! There will be an introduction to each of the diversity engineering organizations and their upcoming events.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Check your email for Zoom link.

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Engineers on the Green

For all Engineering Majors. 

Engineers on the Green is an annual event held in Fall and Winter quarter where students can network with the various engineering orgs on campus. This event will take place online via Discord. It is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the different engineering orgs they can join. In past years, around 500 students have attended this event!

12:00 PM - 5:00PM

TESC Discord


Videos and Resources

Society of Women Engineers:

Tau Beta Pi:


Human Powered Submarine:


AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:

Triton UAS:







Campus Community Centers and Programs - Brief Overview:





Academic Achievement Hub


Writing Hub



Canvas module:

AI module has just been added to Canvas Commons.  The easiest way to find it is to search for “Academic Integrity UC San Diego”.  You can download the entire module onto your Canvas site and remove certain components if you do not wish to include them.