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When You Arrive

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Follow these suggestions to help you acclimate to campus during your first week.

  • Triton Card: Your ID card is your library card, recreation (RIMAC) card, allows you to ride the campus shuttles and MTS  within the UCSD Bus Zone route for free (with a sticker from the Parking Office), and you can use it for Triton Cash to pay for meals.

    • If you live on campus, pick up your card at move-in from your college's Residential Life office.
    • If you're a commuter student, stop by the Student Business Services office at the start of fall quarter. 
    • See more details and deadlines concerning how to get your Triton Card.

  • Welcome Week is series of events you should not miss! It's held every fall quarter during “zero week” — beginning the weekend before fall classes start. Event dates will be posted a month or so before you arrive.

  • Convocation is your official campus welcome. You'll be greeted by faculty, students, alumni, and campus administrators, with refreshments and live music to follow.