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UC San Diego Pre-Arrival Instructions


Contact Information

International Students & Programs Office, 0018
9500 Gilman Dr
University of California
La Jolla CA 92093-0018

Phone: (858) 534-3730
Fax: (858) 534-0909

The Six-College System

All UCEAP Reciprocity students are randomly assigned to one of UCSD’s six colleges.  Since UCSD was founded, six colleges have been established: Revelle College, John Muir College, Thurgood Marshall College, Earl Warren College, Eleanor Roosevelt College, or Sixth College. 
 
Each college is headed by a provost and has its own deans of academic advising, student affairs, and residential life, who provide a support system for students.  While you won’t be following UCSD college general education requirements, your college academic advisors are available for assistance and can help you in navigating through the university policies and procedures; including deadlines, academic rules, and university regulations.
 
You will also have the opportunity to work with departmental advisors concerning course enrollment, pre-requisites, and discuss possible transferability of courses to your home university.
Housing
Housing is not guaranteed. Be aware that the standard rental agreement for some housing accommodations is nine months (or until the end of the academic year for students arriving in January). Students leaving their housing before the end of the agreement may be subject to a cancellation fee.

International House (UC Housing)

Graduates/Undergraduates
 
Address: Office of the Director of International House, 9500 Gilman Drive 0550, University of California, La Jolla CA 92093-0550
Phone: (858) 822-1791
Fax: (858) 534-0550
E-mail
Website
 
Application Requirements: Student must have an active UCSD PID.
 
Application Period: Online application is open from October 15 through November 1,2013
 
Application Fee Required: None
 
Deposit Required: No deposit necessary, but $650 pre-payment required upon return of contract.
 
Method of Payment Options: International money order, cashier's check, or traveler's checks in U.S. dollars payable to UC Regents accepted. Travelex/Western Union also accepted.
 
Notification of Housing Assignments: Selection results will be emailed to your UCSD email address by November 22, 2013. If you do not receive a notification, e-mail the ERC Residence Life Office.
 

The International House is the primary on-campus accommodation for Reciprocity students. Admission to I-House is extremely competitive and primarily based on the willingness of the applicant to be an active member of the I-House community.

Give yourself adequate time to fill out the application completely.
It will be read and is an important part of the I-House selection process. Unfortunately, some qualified applicants may not be admitted due to limited space.

Read the I-House FAQs before applying.

UCSD Smoke-free Policy: This campuswide policy is in effect on September 1, 2013.

Move-In Date: To be announced. Students attending the orientation will benefit from a reduced rate of $31.00 USD per additional day (normally $50.00 USD).
 

On-Campus Housing

Undergraduate students
 
NOTE:; In case Reciprocity students cannot be accommodated at I-House (see above),; students may apply to live in other on-campus housing by adding their name to the waitlist.
Contact: Cathy Incandela
Phone:
(858) 534-7399
E-mail
Undergraduate Housing Waitlist Open Dates;
Winter 2014:;November 1, 2013- February 28, 2014
Notes: Contracts are for the entire academic year or the end of your UCSD enrollment if it is before the end of the Spring Quarter 2013.

Instructions:
UCEAP Reciprocity students do not need to have an UCSD Personal Identification Number (PID) to add their names to the waitlist. If you do not yet have a UCSD PID, enter your UC Application ID number in the PID number box on the form. Choose any College.
 

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate students
 
Off Campus Housing Office
Address: Commuter Student Services, Commuter Student Services, Price Center East, Level 1, 9500 Gilman Drive, University of California, La Jolla, CA 92093-0309

Phone: (858) 534-3670
Fax: (858) 534-7364
E-mail
Website
 
If you do not yet have a PID and password, e-mail or call the off-campus housing office. Write "please provide temporary housing password" in your e-mail, and identify yourself as an UCEAP Reciprocal Exchange participant. The OCH office will assign you a User ID and Password to use on the temporary login site, accessible from the Search Listings (top item on the menu on the left side of the OCH web site page).
 

Other Housing Resources (Non-UC Housing)


Students should be aware that this housing is not UC sponsored or endorsed and that it not advisable to rent prior to arrival when you can visit the rental in person.

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Arrival Information & Orientation

Dates

 
When should I arrive?: No later than January 5, 2014
 
You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing are advised to arrive as early as possible.
 
Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019): January 6, 2014
 
International Student Orientation and Check-in (Mandatory)
Date: January 6, 2013
Time:  2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Dolores Huerta Vera Cruz room
Instructions: See the list of items you must take to the check-in for review.
 

Move-In Dates

I-Housing Move-In Date: January 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in Eleanor Roosevelt College.
The special early arrival daily rate of $31.00 USD (normally $50.00 USD) will apply for all students attending the international student orientation.  

Temporary Accommodations (Non-UC)

Temporary Housing Options (from the International Students and Programs Office)
 

Ground Transport to Campus

Course Enrollment
Department Links
Schedule of Classes
Course Catalog
Enrollment
WebReg Tutorial
Enrollment and Registration Calendar
 
 
Enrollment
Pass 1Appointments begin November 6, 2013 and end November 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
Pass 2: Appointments begin November 18, 2013 
View your appointment times in TritonLink.  All times are California time.
   
Students must have their PID (Personal Identification) number to enroll in courses. To obtain your PID, go to my application and click on First Time User?” to complete the required personal information for your student account. Your UC application ID number can be obtained from your home university international office.
Graduate Students
Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.
Financial Information

Your E-Bill: UCSD sends an E-Bill notice to your UCSD-issued e-mail address when your bill is ready to be viewed and paid. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.

Paying Fees

Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Services information below.

Academic Resources
UCSD Writing Center Academic support for undergraduates
 
OASIS Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services
Health Insurance & Services

Costs and information for 2013-14 are listed below. 

Requirement: Students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), unless they complete a waiver form that provides proof of equivalent coverage and are approved for waiver.

Cost: $484.00 per quarter (undergraduates); $957.00 per quarter (graduates)
Billing: Each quarter
Payment Deadline: Health fees must be paid by the deadline listed on the Enrollment and Registration Calendar.  
 
Effective Dates:
Fall: September 23, 2013 - January 1, 2014 (Special effective date for international students attending orientation is September 16, 2013) 
Winter: January 2, 2014 - March 26, 2014
Spring*: March 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
 
*Insurance under SHIP for eligible students enrolled for the Spring quarter will extend through the end of summer.
 

Waiver Information (Waiver requests are submitted through TritonLink)
 
Waiver Deadlines:
Term
Waiver Deadline
(no late fee)
Late Waiver Deadline
($50 late waiver fee)
Fall
09/20/13
09/27/13
Winter
12/18/13
01/06/14
Spring
03/21/14
 03/31/14 
 
Health Requirements:  Mandatory online TB screening
Deadline: To be announced