News & Announcements

An archive of quarterly newsletters and important announcements!

FA22 - Quarterly Newsletter

Dear students, 

Welcome (back) to campus and the 2022-23 school year! We are so excited to get this busy year off to a good start! Below you’ll find announcements from our Advising team and Fall Quarter events that may be of interest to you. This e-mail is extremely long; you should be able to skip to relevant parts by clicking on the links below:


In-Person Drop-In Advising

Drop-In Advising is available on Tuesday, September 20th. The location is outdoors and we will be happy to answer questions relating to Fall coursework (students wishing to make long-term plans must make an appointment starting in Week 2 of the quarter). Details below:

  • 9-11am with Elisa
  • 10-12pm with Dina
  • Location: UC San Diego School of Medicine Picnic Tables (outside of Club Med)


HWSPH Welcome Event

You're invited to attend our first annual Welcome Event for the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, which will be held on the UC San Diego School of Medicine lawn on Wednesday, September 21st at 12 pm. 


Highlights include the opportunity to meet HWSPH faculty, staff, and program directors in person, tasty food, a Cornhole tournament sponsored by the Public Health Undergraduate and Graduate Organizations, the opportunity to win Lunch With the Dean, and a Virtual Scavenger Hunt!


Can’t make it to the event? Join our Virtual Scavenger Hunt anyway! We’ll send the link for the Scavenger Hunt out in the late morning before the event begins (or you can scan the code at the event). Teams for the tournament can be of up to four students, and new students are encouraged to participate. Submissions are due by noon on Thursday, September 22nd and you can win prizes for participating!


New Appointment Scheduling System

We are pleased to announce that we have a new (easier to use) appointment scheduling system. Instead of requesting an appointment through the VAC, you will be able to book an appointment directly with an academic advisor on our website. You must use the YouCanBookMe system to request an appointment; we will no longer accept requests through the VAC.


Please see appointment booking instructions here:


Remember, we do not have any thirty-minute appointment slots available during Weeks 0 and 1. Appointments begin Week 2.


Brand New BSPH Instagram Account

We have a brand new BSPH Instagram account, run by fellow BSPH majors! Visit us for news, announcements, and interesting information! Follow @bsph_ucsd and keep your eyes peeled for an exciting giveaway!


Getting Involved in Public Health: Experiential Workshops

Part 1: Study Abroad Opportunities for Public Health and Global Health Majors

presented by Jim Galvin, Director, UC San Diego Study Abroad


Part 2: Internship Opportunities

presented by Jennifer Homrich, Internship Counselor & UC/DC Internship Coordinator, Teaching + Learning Commons


Part 3: Public Health Research Opportunities

presented by Dr. Argentina Servin, BSPH Director and Dr. Britta Larsen, BSPH Associate Director


Public Health Graduate School Panel

Our annual panel with current and recent graduate students will be held in November. Speakers will be announced in late October, but you can register now! 



To see previous panels, visit


Upcoming 2022-23 Public Health Events

Mark your calendar and keep those eyes peeled! The following annual events are expected to be held this year: 

  • Career Panel (Winter Quarter, Week 8)
  • Poster Session (Spring Quarter, Week 10)
  • Graduation (Spring Quarter, Finals Week)


Public Health Undergraduate Organization

The Public Health Undergraduate Organization, or PHUO, will be organizing the cornhole tournament at this year’s HWSPH Welcome Event! You can meet the Executive Board at the event or during tabling on Library Walk during Week 1!


Join the PHUO for their first General Body Meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday, October 11th from 6-7 pm in the Green Table Room in the Price Center. 


Follow the PHUO on Instagram at @ucsdph.uo or on Facebook at @UCSDPublicHealthUndergraduateOrganization, or at their brand new website: 


Changing Your Major (for current BSPH majors)

This is a friendly reminder that the window for any declared Public Health Majors to use the Major/Minor Tool to change their major to any of the seven Public Health Majors offered through our program will open on Monday, September 26th.  


As long as the proposed Public Health Major does not prolong graduation, declared Majors can freely change their major within Public Health between weeks 1 and 7.  At 5pm on Friday, November 11th students will no longer be able to change their major until the beginning of winter quarter. Please note, you MUST complete all listed LD and UD requirements for the major selected.   


Have questions???  Send us a message in the VAC (Virtual Advising Center).  As a reminder, queries received via email or phone will NOT receive a response. 


Declaring a Major in Public Health

New students not currently declared Public Health majors must complete all major entry requirements before declaring their major. This means that new students intending to switch to majors in Public Health must complete FMPH 40 and a Statistics class this Fall quarter and may declare their major once the major declaration window opens during Winter Quarter. Students taking FMPH 40 in Fall Quarter will receive announcements from the BSPH during the entire 2022-23 school year, regardless of their declared major.


HealthBeat Open House

Come learn more about HEALTH BEAT: centralized pre-med/Pre-Health advising and resources at UC San Diego's Career Center! We will cover course prerequisites and activities needed for medical and other health professional schools! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

It’s recommended that you attend one Orientation Session before scheduling a Pre-Health advising appointment, if you have not attended one already. Several sessions will be held during Welcome Week: 

  • Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:00-2:00 (In person)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 3:00-4:00 PM (Virtual)
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10:00-11:00 AM (In Person)
  • Friday, Sept. 23 at 12:00-1:00 PM (Virtual)

Or register for the transfer student specific seminar:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 6:00-7:30 PM (Virtual)

More Information can be found on Handshake.


Additional Fall 2022 Events Outside Public Health

Career Center Open House, Career Center (Library Walk)

  • Tue Sep 20th 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Free T-shirts (while supplies last!)
  • Engage in this opportunity to learn more about the resources available to you to help you become career ready. Bring your resume as we will be offering on-the-spot resume reviews during this time. There will be a fun interactive learning/gaming session about the Career Center, as well as members from the team to answer questions about our offerings and programs.Come in and explore. Find out about what we have to offer and how we can help in your career success!


TritonUnOlympics, RIMAC Field

  • Wed Sep 21st 12:50pm - 3:30pm
  • Join your College in this annual tradition for hilarious challenges and compete for the coveted Golden Shoe! 


Triton Transfer Hangout, WongAvery Library Events Room

  • Wed Sep 21st 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • The Triton Transfer Hub will be hosting an opportunity for transfers to meet and hang out with other transfers as well as their peer coaches. After the social, students are invited to attend It's Getting Real...Time Management on the Quarter System. This session will also be recorded.


Adjusting to the Quarter System, WongAvery Library Events Room or online

  • Wed Sep 21st 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Students are invited to attend, "It's Getting Real..." Adjusting to the Quarter System. This session will also be recorded.


Study Abroad Open House, Study Abroad Office

  • Fri Sep 23rd 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • The Study Abroad Office invites you to our open house! Stop by to learn about programs, meet our staff, see our space, and grab some sweet treats and swag. We look forward to seeing you!


Triton Fest: Fair At The Square, Town Square

  • Sat Sep 24th 7:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Triton Fest is proud to present "Fair At The Square" on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Festivities include carnival games, balloon animals, skating rink, and so much more! Free and open to current UC San Diego students with valid school ID. Wristbands must be worn at all times to participate. The fair will be in town for one night from 7:00PM - 11:00PM.


Science and Technology Virtual Career Fair, Virtual via Handshake

  • Thursday, October 6th 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Whether you are looking to secure an internship or a full- or part-time position, this virtual career fair can give you the opportunity to engage directly with employers.
  • Learn More and Register on Handshake


All Majors Virtual Career Fair, Virtual via Handshake

  • Tuesday, October 11th 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Whether you are looking to secure an internship or a full- or part-time position, this virtual career fair can give you the opportunity to engage directly with employers.
  • Learn More and Register on Handshake


Graduate and Professional Schools Virtual Fair, Virtual via Handshake

  • Thursday, October 13th 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thinking about going to graduate school? Application season is opening up. The Career Center is hosting a virtual Graduate and Professional School fair this Fall. Attend and ask your questions on the program, admissions and the application process.
  • Learn More and Register on Handshake