Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | April 2017
Community Corner
Spring Quarter

Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars and CASP community,

Welcome to Spring Quarter 2017! Make sure to review the table of contents below to browse through different opportunities to kickoff the quarter to a great start. 
We also encourage you to visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP. You can find the calendar by clicking on "CASP Calendar" on the homepage.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

In this issue you will find:
Monday, April 3
First Day of Classes
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Observance
(No Classes & Offices Closed)
Wednesday, June 7
Friday, June 9
Last Day of Classes
Sat - Fri, June 10 - 16
Finals Week
Saturday, June 17
Apartments and Residence Halls close at 6 p.m. for the summer
Sat - Sun, June 17 - 18
Commencement Ceremonies

Checklist for Spring Quarter 2017 Grads:


1. Review your degree audit online to check on your academic progress. Ensure that all your degree requirements will be met prior to your intended quarter of graduation.


2. File for your degree: File to graduate via the  Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) Wizard.


3. If you file for graduation but do not graduate, contact your college via the  Virtual Advising System (VAC) or college advising office to retract your application. You must submit another DDA for the appropriate quarter of graduation.

Commencement Information:
  • Website:
  • All Campus Ceremony- Saturday, June 17 - 9 AM, RIMAC Field
  • College Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2017

Grad Fair:  May 2 and 3,10 AM - 6 PM at the Bookstore; celebrate with friends while you get information about caps and gowns, senior portraits, announcements, class rings, and much more

Grad Night:  May 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Bookstore; Grad Fair vendors plus giveaways, free food, prizes, music and fun. 


Spring Graduation is right around the corner!  We want to celebrate your accomplishments with you.  Please join us at CASPgrad if you plan to graduate OR walk after this quarter. 


Monday, April 17: Students can start the online application process for Room Selection 2017.
Thursday, April 20:  Room Selection applications need to be completed online (personal history form, housing contract and $450 prepayment) before the process closes at  Midnight (PST). No Exceptions!

For more information about selecting space and the Room Selection Process please email   Residential Services & Housing Allocation at
summersession2017SUMMER SESSION 2017
UC San Diego Summer Session 2017
Session 1: July 3-August 5 |  Session 2: August 7-September 9 | Special Session: June 18-September 22

Facts about summer financial aid for current undergraduates:
  • Students must have submitted a 2017-2018 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum 6 units for summer. .
How to apply for summer financial aid:
1 . First, enroll in summer session classes. You must enroll and maintain at least 6 units to receive financial aid.
  • Use WebReg
  • Register April 11 - July 1 for Session I and from April 11 - August 5 for Session II.
2. After you have finalized your summer enrollment, apply for financial aid online
(only once) using the Financial Aid tool on TritonLink.  You can apply starting in May and are encouraged to apply  early as limited financial aid is available for summer session .

Students need to consistently check the Financial Aid website for date(s) to apply for summer financial aid.  Once we know the date, we will make sure to let you know. 

Apply starting in May. You are encouraged to apply early as limited financial aid is available for summer session. 

Financial Aid students: you may not be dropped for nonpayment, which means if you forget to drop unwanted courses, you may receive a grade of "F" for non-attendance and be billed for the courses.
* Note: If you are  academically disqualified after Spring Quarter and are denied an appeal for reinstatement, Academic Advising will cancel your Summer Session 2 courses. You will be billed for summer financial aid if the cancellation results in less than 6 units enrollment for Summer Session.


CPL Event (Huy) - Group Study Attention first-year freshmen CASP students. You should have already registered for a CASP OLC for the Spring quarter. If you for some reason you haven't, contact immediately!

CASP OLCs will meet Weeks 2 - 7 of the Spring quarter. All information on your OLC can be found here: 

See you at OLC on Week 2! 



communityservicestipendCOMMUNITY SERVICE STIPEND

Bertha Wolf-Rosenthal Foundation Fund for Community Service Stipend 

The Bertha Wolf-Rosenthal Foundation Fund for Community Service Stipend, a program of the Liberty Hill Foundation, will provide at least five young people (ages 18-25 as of December 31, 2016), with a stipend of up to $6,500 each, while they work at a nonprofit organization anywhere in California during the calendar year. Recipients will be given the stipend to help cover basic living costs (e.g. rent, food, utilities, transportation, and childcare). 

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017
For more information, and to apply, visit the official website by clicking here

springcareerfair2017 TRITON SPRING CAREER FAIR

2017 Triton Spring Career Fair
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Price Center Ballroom East & West
Who: List of participating companies (you can search by major)

Meet face-to-face with top employers seeking to hire you! Now's your chance to make valuable contacts, learn inside information (the stuff you can't always find online), and leave behind a personal impression that employers will remember! Utilize this event to find job or internship opportunities, research companies, and build your professional network.

triton5kUCSD 2017 TRITON 5K
The   UC San Diego TRITON 5K   takes place Sunday, April 19, 2017 at 9 AM 
START LOCATION:   North Point Lane   (  In front of Spanos Athletic Training Facility)
  • $15 for students
  • 3.1 mile course through the scenic UC San Diego campus
  • The Triton 5K course is stroller and pet-friendly
  • View course map
  • Free Festival open to all at TRITON TRACK & FIELD STADIUM from 9 AM- 12 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: 
The Triton 5K would not be possible without dedicated volunteers.  Volunteering is even more fun with friends. If you have a group that would like to register to volunteer or you have additional questions, please email

UCSD Hospitality and Conference Services is HIRING!
Application Deadline: Monday May 1st, 2017.
View jobs online at Port Triton or at
For more information, contact Davell Jackson at or call 858.534.4220. 

The Art of Transformation

Three new murals were unveiled at the Raza Resource Centro. The project was introduced by Director Gerardo Arellano and Raza Resource Centro's Arte y Cultura student interns Hatchly Galindo Moreno and Daniella Tajimaroa. 

"It's really empowering to see faces like mine and others represented in the mural," said Daniella Tajimaroa, a sophomore and Arte y Cultura intern at the Raza Resource Centro. 

"It's inspiring, not just for the representation, but knowing the history and advocacy work that was put in by students."
To learn more about the Raza Resource Centro, you can visit their website here.


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