April 7, 2010


SUBJECT:    The UCSD Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, and UCSD Associated Students Host Admit Day Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Admitted freshmen and their families will "Discover UC San Diego!" on Admit Day, Saturday, April 10, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This day-long program is an opportunity to showcase the UC San Diego campus, its academic departments, services and student organizations during the students'important college decision-making period. Admit Day typically draws as many as 12,000 visitors to the campus where they will attend presentations on a variety of university-related topics, visit the undergraduate colleges, talk with students and faculty, and tour the campus.

The day begins with a series of Welcome Sessions in three locations at the Price Center. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Dr. Paul Drake, Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Dr. Penny Rue, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and Dr. Barbara Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education, will deliver the university welcome. Visitors will also be greeted by the newly elected President of the UCSD Associated Students and other officers. Mae Brown, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Admissions and Enrollment Services; Shirley Balbin-Stacher, Associate Director, Admissions and Relations with Schools; Timothy Borch, Assistant Director, Admissions and Relations with Schools; and Jenelle Dean, Special Events Coordinator, Admissions & Relations with Schools will lead the sessions.

The six undergraduate colleges will then host guests in overview sessions designed to introduce students and their parents to their college and its academic and extracurricular opportunities. Each college also presents activities and events to give visitors a glimpse of college life, and offer newly admitted students a chance to chat with current students.

Tours of the campus and residence halls will be held throughout the day, along with tours of RIMAC and several academic departments. Prospective students can meet representatives from academic departments, student support services, and student organizations at an Information Fair along Library Walk and Town Square. Ongoing information sessions in Center Hall cover topics such as housing and dining services, money matters, academic majors, athletics and campus life. The UCSD Pep Band will play on Library Walk, and students can have their photo taken with King Triton, the UCSD mascot. Performances by a variety of student groups will take place at the Price Center during lunchtime. Faculty members from a variety of departments will discuss academic expectations, the many ways that students and faculty can interact, and opportunities for student involvement in faculty research.

Admit Day offers an opportunity for admitted freshmen and their families to meet with UCSD faculty, staff, students and college administrators. It also provides the campus community with the chance to welcome newly admitted students to campus. For more information about Admit Day, please contact Jenelle Dean at extension 21052.

Mae W. Brown
Assistant Vice Chancellor and
Director of Admissions
Admissions and Enrollment Services