*Important Notice: Please note that this webpage will continue to be updated as we find relevant information to share with you before you arrive on campus in September.*


Welcome to UC San Diego!

We are thrilled that you have been admitted and are considering joining our community. 

We offer a robust academic environment with exciting opportunities in beautiful Southern California.



  • [strongly recommended] Campus Graduate Student Orientation (virtual): access here
  • [strongly recommended] UC San Diego New Student Welcome Convocation: TBD (typically, Tuesday, of first week of quarter) 
  • [mandatory] Biostatistics Orientation (in-person): Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 9 am - 11:30 am
  • [strongly recommended]  HWSPH Welcome Event: Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 12 pm - 1:30 pm


Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) Checklists

Please be sure to complete the to-do items for admitted students linked below.

  1. What to do
  2. Additional steps for international students: here and here 


Housing Resources 

On-Campus Housing

Please note that there are waitlists to secure on-campus housing.  Once you have a confirmed admission offer, accept your offer, and receive a PID, you can submit an application via their website.

Off-Campus Housing

You may also request access to the Off-Campus Housing Services listings to browse lodging opportunities.  There are also several groups on social media (Facebook, hotpads) on which members share opportunities.  Although they may be very useful, we do not endorse any of these and urge you to be mindful of the legitimacy of these ads.  

The UCSD Housing, Dining, Hospitality (HDH) Donation Program supports students in need by providing them with previously used household items (desks, tables, chairs, dressers, lamps, microwaves, vacuums, fans, toasters, bed frames, etc.). Their inventory is based on donations and other collected items so availability is not guaranteed, but is a wonderful resource. 

Finding your local Buy Nothing group is a great way to find the things you need to make your new home comfortable and get to know your community. 

Student Services 

Student Life 

Student Health 

Curriculum & Course Registration 

Eager to plan for fall? You may register for courses now, however, some courses will not admit students until September. Please check with your Graduate Coordinator for more information.   

For important calendars and various resources, please visit the Current Students section of this website.  

MS Student Employment 

Find out if you're eligible for employment on campus here and browse campus-wide opportunities here