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Academic Enrichment and Resources

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Take advantage of these opportunities to get the most out of your education.

  • Academic Integrity – Learn how academic integrity and misconduct issues are handled at UC San Diego, and make contact with the Academic Integrity Office staff.

  • Campus Exchange Programs are available at Spelman College and Morehouse College. Talk with your college advisor for more information.

  • Campus Community Centers (a unit of equity, diversity and inclusion) – Learn how these resource centers build and sustain a socially just campus climate.

  • Career Services Center offers services and programs to help students determine and fulfill their career goals.

  • CAPE is the Course and Professor Evaluation. Visit their website to see how your fellow students rated their courses and professors.

  • CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education at the Sexual Assault Resource Center – The UCSD advocacy office dedicated to creating a safe and respectful community that does not tolerate sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking.

  • Center for Student Involvement encourages and facilitates student involvement in student organizations, campuswide events, leadership and service opportunities.

  • Engaged learning tools – A unique family of tools to help you make the most of your college experience.

  • Freshman and Senior Seminar Programs offer students the opportunities to meet with faculty in a small class environment. Seminars carry one unit of credit, are graded P/NP, meet for 8-10 hours a quarter.

  • Honors – To receive university honors at graduation, you'll need to meet both GPA and graded unit requirements as outlined by your college. Most academic departments and programs offer an honors program consisting of honors courses, seminars, and/ or research. Check with your department for details.

  • Internships – Explore career options, gain practical work experience, and make professional contacts.

  • Language courses – Whether you want to learn a new language or complete your language requirements, the campus offers an array of language courses.

  • Library – Start by reviewing links and info for students who are new to the library, or find help with many other library resources.

  • Minors – In addition to your major, you may want to consider completing a minor: a set of courses within a well-defined subject outside your major department. Your college and major advisors can help you plan a minor that complements your interests and your career plans.

  • Office Hours – Get to know your professors and build relationships that can guide your academic career. Attend office hours, seminars, and events that your department or program sponsors, and work on a research project.

  • Office of Students with Disabilities – UC San Diego welcomes students with disabilities and dependents who have disabilities (families, children, partners, significant others) in our programs, classrooms, activities, campus living and physical environments.

  • Outback Adventures – Register for Wilderness Orientation! These optional 5- to 9-day outdoor adventures are designed to welcome first-year and transfer students into the UCSD community.

  • Seminars and Lectures – Hosted by every department and program, these are excellent venues for meeting faculty and fellow students, learning more about your major or a new field.

  • Student Veterans Resource Center provides opportunities for students to connect with groups and resources for veterans, active military, staff, faculty, and their families.

  • Summer Session provides a great opportunity to take classes prior to your first fall quarter or between academic years. Hundreds of courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects.

  • Studying Abroad – Students are encouraged to look into the numerous venues that are available to you.

  • Undergraduate research opportunities – Preview graduate school by participating in research under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Explore the Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal to find research opportunities.

  • Undocumented Student Services – A range of services are available to undocumented students at UC San Diego.

  • University of California Center Sacramento – This academic program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain professional experiences while living and interning in the State Capitol.

  • University of California Washington Center – UCDC is a multi-campus residential, instructional, and research center in Washington, D.C.