San Diego and Imperial County Community Colleges Invited to A Morning with UC San Diego

Educational outreach event highlights various pathways for students to transfer to UC San Diego

A Morning with UC San Diego is an educational outreach event that highlights the various pathways for students to transfer to UC San Diego.

The University of California, San Diego is inviting students from throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties to A Morning with UC San Diego, an event dedicated to educating community college students on the various pathways to transferring to UC San Diego.  This first-of-its-kind outreach event, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat, Dec. 8 at the Price Center, will give prospective transfers the unique opportunity to learn about the application process, financial aid resources and research opportunities available at UC San Diego and to interact with campus leaders, including Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. In addition, campus tours of UC San Diego’s transfer student housing community and the general campus will be offered.

“We welcome local community college transfer students to our campus, to see all that UC San Diego has to offer and to encourage them to apply for admission,” said Khosla. “My vision is to ensure that UC San Diego is a student-centered campus that provides opportunity for all.”

According to Penny Rue, UC San Diego’s vice chancellor of student affairs, nearly 90 percent of UC San Diego’s transfer students come from California’s community colleges and almost 40 percent of the new transfer class for fall 2012 come from San Diego or Imperial Valley County community colleges.

The Village at Torrey Pines is a transfer housing community that consists of 13 buildings, two of which are 15-story high rises with incredible ocean views. All of the resident apartment homes feature modern amenities and a sleek design aesthetic.

“Transfer students bring a unique perspective to UC San Diego,” Rue added. “They often have more life experience that adds to the dynamism and diversity of our student body.”

Kicking off the Dec. 8 event, Khosla will give students the welcoming address and have a question and answer session. In addition, there will be talks from Mara Affree, director of undergraduate admissions; Ann Klein, director of financial aid; David Artis, dean of undergraduate research programs; and a panel, moderated by Rue, comprised of UC San Diego’s current transfer students from the local and surrounding San Diego area. 

Following the program, UC San Diego faculty and staff will give presentations on undergraduate research programs in biology and other subject areas.

Guided campus tours will be offered as part of the event, including exclusive tours showcasing UC San Diego’s award-winning transfer housing community, the Village at Torrey Pines. The Village consists of 13 buildings, two of which are 15-story high rises with incredible ocean views. All of the resident apartment homes feature modern amenities and a sleek design aesthetic. As with freshman and sophomore students, transfer students at the Village also have access to Resident Advisors (RAs).

Admission and parking for A Morning with UC San Diego are free. To register, go online to SanDiegoCalSoalp.com under “events” or call (858) 569-1866.

Media Contact

Christine Clark, 858-534-7618, ceclark@ucsd.edu