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

Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars and CASP community,

Spring is in full bloom at UC San Diego. Triton Day was a huge success, and the CASP Class of 2021 will be the largest yet! CASP welcomed incoming local students at the annual CASP freshman induction ceremony with Chancellor Khosla and students' families, supporters, and community members. 

Current first-years will soon be seasoned mentors to the incoming class as some of our other CASP students prepare to graduate.  Whether you are taking on more leadership roles, getting involved in research, or expanding your academic horizons, all of you are on a path to bigger things than you were one year ago. This issue is dedicated to helping you make those transitions, to finding opportunities for growth, and to celebrating your successes.

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, 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

CASPGRADCASPgrad - for CASP scholars and student staff walking this Spring!

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. 

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 page.


3. If you file for graduation but do not graduate, contact your college via the Virtual Advising Center (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. 

April 3 - May 17, 2017
Step 1: Register for Commencement
All Campus Commencement:  Students must register before May 17 to receive a graduating student ticket and a maximum of two guaranteed guest tickets. You may request up to four guest tickets. Additional ticket requests will be filled according to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. An All Campus Commencement ticket is required for all graduating students and guests.
Undergraduate commencements:  Undergraduates must register through to receive a ticket to participate in their college ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests attending college ceremonies.

Step 2: Purchase Your Cap and Gown
Now that you're graduating, you will need to dress the part! After registering for commencement, click the "Order Cap and Gown" button on the registration site to order your commencement regalia. Select our basic cap and gown Grad Pack or bundle and save with our Silver, Gold, or Platinum Triton Grad Packs.

May 22 - June 2, 2017
Step 3: Pick Up Your Tickets, Cap, and Gown
UCSD Bookstore, 1st Floor
Pick up your commencement tickets, cap, gown, and tassel in the Bookstore. Whether you purchased a Grad Pack or basic package online or still need to purchase one, this is the time!


Session 1: July 3-August 5 |  Session 2: August 7-September 9 | Special Session: June 18-September 22
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.

Summer Session Financial Aid - available on a first come, first served basis. 
You can apply via your TritonLink account- 

Click on the "Financial Tools" tab and click on "Financial Aid." Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions. 

knowyourrightsKNOW YOUR RIGHTS




Jamia Wilson is many things: an activist and a feminist, a storyteller and media maker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader.

 Her talk, "The Future of Feminism," is the culminating event in a year-long series held in honor of the 20th anniversary of the UC San Diego Women's Center. The event is free and open to the campus and local community
Wilson is executive director of Women, Action and the Media, an organization committed to achieving gender justice in the media. She has served as a leading voice on feminist and women's rights issues for nearly a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous national outlets, including New York Magazine, CNN, The Today Show, and the Washington Post.

The Qualcomm Institute (QI) at the University of California, San Diego has launched its fifth annual invitation to faculty and students to propose residencies culminating in performances or presentations of works and research in visual arts, music, theatre and dance, as well as technology disciplines. The Call for Proposal was published online April 10 on the website of QI's Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS).
The Call for Proposals for the 2017-2018 IDEAS season is now available online. All proposals must be submitted no later than 11:59PM Pacific time on Monday, May 15, 2017, and all proposals must be submitted through the Online Submissions Form.
The competition will result in the selection of works for residencies and performances during the upcoming 2017-2018 IDEAS season. QI is the UC San Diego Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). The winning events will be staged and/or presented in the institute's high-tech venues in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus.


The Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF) is an organization in Los Angeles, California that works to promote the civic participation and representation of the Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the U.S. Every year, SALEF awards scholarships to Salvadoran and other Latino students (awards range from $1,000 to $3,000). They recently announced this year's scholarship opportunity. 

Note:  "SALEF Scholarship is open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. AB 540 students are encouraged to apply".

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit their official online application: SALEF- The Dream Scholarship Fund

As we reach the middle of the Spring Quarter, now is a perfect time to calculate where you stand in classes. The TritonLink GPA Calculator Tutorial on the CASP YouTube channel is a great way to brush on how to use the tool, as you prepare for midterms (or second round of midterms), and start thinking about the end of the quarter!  Check it out:

TritonLink GPA Calculator Tutorial
TritonLink GPA Calculator Tutorial

Remember to utilize your College's academic advising office with any questions you may have on grades, classes, and your degree progress.

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