*Important Notice: Please note that this webpage will continue to be updated as we find relevant information to share with you before you start your program 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] Virtual Graduate Student Orientation: access here
  • [strongly recommended] Graduate Student Resource Fair: September 16, 2020
  • [mandatory] Virtual Biostatistics Orientation: September 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PST

Orientation events for International Students

Click here for more details and to register!

  • [strongly recommended] ISPO Pre-Orientation: August 10-19 2020
  • [mandatory] ISPO Orientation: September 8-18 2020 


Graduate Division's Checklists

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

  1. What to do immediately
  2. Before you arrive on campus
  3. When you arrive on campus
  4. Additional steps for international students  


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 logding opportunities.  There are also several groups on social media (namely Facebook) on which members share opportunities.  Although they may be very useful, we do not endorse any of these and urge you to be mindful about the legitimacy of these ads.  

Student Services 

and more to discover ...

Student Life 

Student Health 

Curriculum & Course Registration 

Eager to plan for fall? We expext fall 2020 course registration to open around mid-August for new students. We will email you this summer with exact dates and advising information.  

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