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New Student Welcome Sessions

The School of Biological Sciences welcomes all incoming students! Check out our Fall 2021 welcome offerings and activities below. We have included links to resources and video highlights that may help you prepare for your first quarter and beyond while pursuing biological sciences at UC San Diego.

Our sessions are part of the campuswide Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW). Visit the TWOW webpage for a full spread and calendar of events throughout September '21 that geared towards welcoming new and returning students to UC San Diego!

Biology TWOW Offerings

Event Date Time Recording Link Resources
Divisional Welcome & Advising Overview

Join us for a welcome from the Division and an overview of biology advising services!
9/20/21 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PDT View this Divisional Welcome & Advising Overview recording Advising Services
Ask a Biology Major Student Panel

What is life actually like as a biology major? This session is your opportunity to ask your peers anything you would like to know about studying biology at UCSD.
9/20/21 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT View this Ask a Biology Major Student Panel recording Student Opportunities & Resources

Undergraduate Research
Faculty Advisor AMA (Ask Me Anything)

As biology students, staff advisors can help you with questions pertaining to policy, procedure, and your academic record. Faculty adviors are also available to help guide you on areas of interest in your specific major, biology research area, or career interest in the life sciences. This session will feature faculty advisors for the majors we offer in biological sciences.
9/21/21 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PDT View this Faculty Advisor AMA recording Faculty Advisors
Student Involvement Info Session

Are you looking to join a student organization, find a mentor, or build community with the greater science community on and off-campus? Our session will feature Divisional student organizations: Biological Sciences Student Association (BSSA), BioScholars, and Saltman Quarterly (SQ). The Biology Undergraduate and Master's Mentorship Program (BUMMP), a special program in the Division, will also be joining the conversation.
9/21/21 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT View this Student Involvement Info Session recording BSSA


Saltman Quarterly



Video Highlights

The Division of Biologicals Sciences maintains a YouTube channel that features videos of UCSD Biology in the news, interviews with our faculty, and the groundbreaking research happening in our community.

Biology-related questions should be directed to,and Biology staff will respond in 1-3 business days. Admissions-related questions should be directed to the Office of Admissions at