May 3, 2010


SUBJECT:    Transfer Admit Day, Saturday, May 8, 2010

The University of California, San Diego, hosts Transfer Admit Day for newly admitted transfer students and their families on Saturday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We expect approximately 4,000 students and family members to attend.

The purpose of Transfer Admit Day is to showcase the UC San Diego campus and the programs and services of interest to transfer students, helping them make their final college decisions for fall 2010. Hosted by UCSD's Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, this event is an opportunity for admitted transfer students to discover campus life through academic department presentations, workshops, campus tours, housing tours, an information fair, and visits to their UCSD undergraduate colleges. Parking is free of charge for the day.

Transfer Admit Day begins with Welcome Sessions at 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. in the Price Center West Ballroom. The sessions will be led by Mae Brown, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs Penny Rue, will welcome everyone on behalf of the University. Visitors will also be greeted by one of our college ambassadors, a transfer student from the UCSD Admissions tour guide program.

Welcome programs and presentations at each of the six colleges introduce students to their college neighborhoods, to the staff members, and to programs for transfer students.

An Information Fair along Library Walk and Town Square from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. gives students and families an opportunity to find out about student organizations and support services.

Mid-day workshops will cover popular topics, including career planning, graduate and professional school services, commuter student issues, financial aid, campus academic support services, and on-campus housing in The Village at Torrey Pines.

Academic department representatives will present information on majors, academic expectations, and a number of academic opportunities. Our guests can meet with representatives from various campus support services and student organizations at the information fair.

During the lunch hour from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., student performance groups will entertain guests on the plaza at Price Center. Student-led campus tours will provide a closer look at the highlights of the campus. The tours leave from Library Walk throughout the day, and there is an Early Bird Tour at 8:00 a.m.

There are open-house receptions at the Cross-Cultural Center and the LGBT Resource Center. RIMAC also offers tours of its facilities.

The day wraps up with the meet-and-greet social sponsored by the All-Campus Transfer Association.

Transfer Admit Day provides students and their families with an inside look at the campus and the many services awaiting them at UCSD. All members of the campus community are encouraged to join in welcoming transfer students to UC San Diego on May 8.

For more information about Transfer Admit Day, please contact Jenelle Dean (858) 822-1052 or visit our Web site: for the full agenda.

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