Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | October 2018
Community Corner
CASP Academic Year Kickoff  2017  Photo Credit: Erik Jepsen/UCSD University Communications
Greetings   

To our first-year students, welcome to UC San Diego! We hope you enjoyed Welcome Week and got to know more about UCSD and the different events and resources on- and off-campus! To our returning students, welcome back! We are so happy to have you join us for another year full of activities and opportunities!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Academic Year Kickoff on Thursday, October 4th , and have you connect and reconnect with your CASP family! Read through our October e-Newsletter to learn more about different activities and opportunities available to you!

We encourage you to visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP and other opportunities.

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

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES


Thursday, October 4th


CASP Academic Year Kickoff (by invitation only)

Monday, October 8th


Indigenous People's Day

Thursday, October 11th


Waitlist Deadline Ends

Thursday, October 19th - Sunday, October 21st


Family Weekend

Friday, October 26th


Deadline to Change Grading Option, Change Units, and Drop a Class Without a "W"


Monday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 31st


Colleges @ CASP Advising Event


Sunday, October 4th


Daylight Saving Ends


Tuesday, October 6th


Election Day

Friday, November 9th


Deadline to Drop a Class with a "W" (Week 6)

Monday, October 12th


Veterans Day, No Classes and All Offices Will be Closed

Thursday, November 22nd - Friday, November 23rd


Thanksgiving Day, No Classes and All Offices will Be Closed



Friday, December 7th


Fall Quarter Instructions Ends

Saturday. December 8th - Friday, December 14th


Finals Week

Sunday, December 16th


Residence Halls Close at Noon. Residence Hall Residents Cannot Occupy Space During Winter Break. Contact your RA with any questions.


Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, January 1st


University Closes For Winter Holidays - All Offices Will Be Closed

GettingStartedLINKS TO GETTING STARTED AT UCSD

We have compiled a list of helpful tips and resources to help new students with your transition to UC San Diego and have a strong start. 

Browse through the links below to get started:
CASP CHECKLIST FOR FALL 2018 REQUIREMENTS
  • Register for EDS 50 (FROSH)/EDS 150 (Transfers) for the Fall quarter
  • Planner for the academic year; come get a Passion Planner from the CASP Office while supplies last!
  • Make sure you are a full-time student and are registered for 12 units or more (wait-list classes don't count toward your unit count!).
  • Attend CASP Academic Year Kickoff, October 4th.  Click here to access PDF.


 

  • Click here to view a tutorial on how to enroll for classes.
      1. Log in to WebReg using your PID and password. (Link can be found on Tritonlink in Classes & Enrollment)
      2. Once on WebReg, select Fall 2018 from the drop down menu (or whichever quarter you are enrolling for).
      3. Now you can check your Appointment Time and Plan or Enroll in classes.
        • The Appointment Time indicates on what day and time you may start enrolling
        • Note that enrollment is set into two passes, during the first pass you are allowed to enroll in 11.5 units and during the second pass you can enroll in 19.5 units.
        • It is a good idea to log on to WebReg and plan out the classes you wish to take before your enrollment time and also plan out a back-up schedule in the event that your desired classes fill up.
      1. To find a class, enter the class name or code in the search bar the available times will be displayed
        • Before you enroll, look at your Four-year plan on WebReg and recommended courses to see what classes you should be taking.
        • Keep in mind the two pass system and the unit limits when prioritizing what classes to enroll for first pass
        • We recommend you enroll in your math, chemistry or biology classes as those are classes that fill up quickly. We also recommend that you consider your required writing and AWP classes for your first pass.
For any questions, contact us as casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366
 
CASPKickoffCASP ACADEMIC YEAR KICKOFF
CASPAdvisingCOLLEGES @ CASP ADVISING EVENT
linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN
fafsaAPPLY TO FAFSA


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all students.
 

For any questions or concerns regarding your FAFSA/CA dream application, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at finaid@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4480.

GeiselsReopeningGEISEL'S 8TH FLOOR REOPENING CELEBR8ION
NACCS2018-19 RESEARCH AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM
GraduateEducationForumFALL 2018 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORUM FOR DIVERSITY IN GRADUATE EDUCATION
Checklist Now is the time to start preparing for graduate school. The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is hosted by the UC Office of the President, CSU Chancellor's Office, and public and private colleges in Southern California. Attend workshops and meet hundreds of representatives from universities across the nation, at this one day free event!
 
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
 
Fall 2018 Southern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
 
Saturday, October 27th | University of San Diego
Conference Cost & Transportation: Free
 
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE DIVERSITY FORUM IS: Monday, October 8th 2018
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION IS: Monday, October 1st 2018    
We will keep a waitlist for the bus for bus registrants after Monday, October 1st, 2018


To register, please visit follow these TWO steps below:  
  • Register for Transportation
    1. Parking will be very limited at the Diversity Forum. We encourage students to take our bus coming from UCSD to USD. Transportation is free, however, you will need to bring a $20 check or cash by noon, October 1st at Graduate Division to reserve your seat on the bus. Graduate Division is on the 4th floor of the Student Services Building. You will get your $20 back when you get on the bus the day of the conference.
    2.  Register for transportation to the Diversity Forum here: Campus Transportation Registration 
Workshop Topics
  • Graduate School Selection, Application, and Preparation
  • Financing Graduate School
  • How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • Demystifying the GRE
  • The Relationship of the Master's Degree to the Ph.D.
  • The Role of Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School
  • Managing Health, Wellness, and Disability in Graduate School
  • Strengthen your Graduate Application, CVs, Resumes, Letters of Recommendation, and more
Panels
  • Behavior Science
  • Business and Management
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Health and Human Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Science and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
More information about the   California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education   may be found here .


BooklendingASP BOOKLENDING PROGRAM
StudyAbroadSTUDY ABROAD FALL EXPO AND FIRST STEPS INFO SESSION
APIMEDAAPIMEDA PROGRAMS
Apply to attend the APIMEDA Community and Coalition Conference! This Conference is a day-long, engaged experience that is designed to provide members of the UC San Diego APIMEDA community strategies for creating coalitions and community within UC San Diego using authentic experiences from your mind, heart, and hands. 

Saturday, October 20, 9:00am - 4:00 pm
For more information and to apply, visit the Community and Coalition Conference page
at:  http://apimeda.ucsd.edu/events/annual.html
Deadline to apply: 2 pm on October 11, 2018



FamilyWeekendFAMILY WEEKEND: WELCOME BACK REUNION WITH CASP AND SUMMER BRIDGE

Family Weekend is a feature of the inaugural UC San Diego Homecoming, and is especially created with the parent and family  in mind. Join us in this annual tradition to spend time with your student, reconnect with the campus, and learn what's new  with UC San Diego.

 
Welcome Back Afternoon Reunion with CASP and Summer Bridge parent and student participants. This will be a casual reception with staff from CASP and Summer Bridge programs. This reception will be  Saturday October 20th, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR FAMILY WEEKEND TO PARTICIPATE!

To register for Family Weekend, please click here .

Family Weekend Fee Waivers are funds available on a first come, first served basis for families in financial need. Apply for a Fee Waiver by clicking here. 

For more information contact the Parents' Helpline at (858) 534-7273 or email parents@ucsd.edu.

FilmScreeningFILM SCREENING:SINGING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM
FoodExpoSUSTAINABLE FOOD EXPO
TheHubBASIC NEEDS HUB AND TRITON FOOD PANTRY
The Hub Basic Needs Center
The Hub Basic Needs Center
Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

The Hub is a new UC San Diego space that offers students the opportunity to engage in and link to  Basic Needs resources.

The Hub provides  resource referrals for registered UC San Diego students from a collective of on campus program  collaborations and off campus program  partnerships in the greater San Diego area.


Are you interested in learning more ? Visit basicneeds.ucsd.edu for more information.

PASSPORTAPPLY FOR A FREE PASSPORT WITH THE STUDY ABROAD OFFICE


The Study Abroad Office and CIEE have partnered to offer 100 FREE US passports to eligible, undergraduate UC San Diego students this fall! Take the first step towards a future international experience and apply now!

undocentrepreneurUNDOC ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND



Undocumented entrepreneurs working to create social change can apply for grants and support through Immigrants Rising's Entrepreneurship Fund.

The Fund showcases the talents of undocumented young people and amplifies the positive impact of their work
In 2018, we will award $250,000 in funding through $5,000 to $50,000 one-year grants. Grantees will also be offered support and guidance from professional advisors as well as opportunities to network with other undocumented entrepreneurs. 

Six undocumented entrepreneurs have already received grants and support from the Entrepreneurship Fund, previously called the Fund for Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs (FUSE).
Read profiles of our Previous Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees. 

We welcome proposals for entrepreneurial projects that address a variety of needs, target diverse populations, and employ different strategies. We are open to supporting projects that serve and advocate for undocumented people as well as ones with broader potential impact. Projects can be non-profit or for-profit initiatives-or hybrid projects that include both nonprofit and for-profit components. Most importantly, projects must create positive social change and must be designed and led by undocumented young people.


Applicants must be born outside of the United States and cannot be U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR). Applicants do not need to be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to qualify.

Preliminary applications are due October 4, 2018.

For more information, visit our Entrepreneurship Fund page.


DACALawStudentsUSD SCHOOL OF LAW HAS A NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR DACA STUDENTS
University of San Diego School (USD) of Law has a new scholarship fund for DACA students.
 
From USD's announcement regarding the scholarship - 

"The law school scholarship is part of a university-wide effort to provide more support to DACA recipients.The scholarship will have a minimum of $35,000 over the next six years, accord to USD."

For more information, please click here

ppiaPUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PPIA) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
PPIA video Overview
PPIA video Overview
Sponsored by the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA), the nationally-renown Junior Summer Institute includes curriculum on economics, statistics, and domestic/international policy issues, all designed to sharpen quantitive, analytical, and communication skills. Through its intensive seven-week summer program, the Junior Summer Institute prepares students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators, and other leadership roles in public service.

Applications close on November 1, 2018

For more information, please click here



SorosFellowshipPAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Who is eligible for the Fellowship? The P.D. Fellowship is open to US Citizens who are the children of two immigrants, green card holders, and naturalized US Citizens, including adoptees as well as current and former DACA recipients.  It is not open to visa holders. In addition, applicants must be 30 or younger as of the November 1 deadline, and they must be planning on pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants who are beyond the second year of the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the November deadline are not eligible.

Deadlines

Application for Class of 2019 - OPEN NOW
Application Deadline- November 1st, 2018 
Interviews - Late January, Early February 2019
Fellows Announced - Mid-April 2019

For more information, please click here

fordFORD FOUNDATION PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Ford Foundation is committed to increasing the diversity of the country's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Their Pre-Doctoral fellowship opportunity offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.






Who is eligible for the Fellowship? 

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2018 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Deadline to apply is December 13, 2018


For more information, please click here

UndocGradResourcesRESOURCES FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
 
Thank you to the UCLA UndocuScholars for creating and sharing this list of resources for our students. To access the PDF, click here.
 
imsdPAID RESEARCH TRAINING FOR STUDENTS
Attention Future Scientists!
Would you be interested in participating in a research training program that pays you $14.00
, allows you to work flexible hours, gain experience, and provides you with the opportunity to join one of UCSD's many research labs?
 
Apply to our IMSD Basic Methodology Training Lab (BMTL). This is an amazing opportunity to:
 
  • Learn firsthand lab techniques and what it takes to become a scientist
  • Gain lab experience while doing biomedical research at the PhD level (as a FRESHMAN!)
  • Work with world renown faculty mentors
  • Build up your resume and curriculum vitae
  • Get started on a path towards a PhD (the earlier you get started on preparing for graduate school, the better)
  • Help getting into PhD programs across the country
 
After you complete the training, you will be given the opportunity to join the second Phase of the IMSD program and get paid to conduct research!!!!
 
Please take a moment to visit our website to learn more:   http://cihed.ucsd.edu/IMSD%20Program/index.html
 
 
Space is limited, so I encourage you to apply soon.  Please find the application. Complete it and email it back to Valita Jones at v3jones@ucsd.edu. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me, otherwise I look forward to reviewing your applications in the near future.


 FirstgenMedStudentREAL-LIFE ADVICE FROM FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT WHO MADE IT TO MED SCHOOL
 
For the first people in their families to attend or complete college, the notion of med school might seem daunting. Three U-M students share tips for success.

CLICK HERE to read their story.

 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 
The Teaching + Learning Commons are pleased to announce that their Online Tutoring program is now active for Spring Quarter!

 Tutors will be available for  Math 3C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20C, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6B and 6C tutoring.

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

AcadToolsTOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
GPAcalculatorTRITONLINK GPA CALCULATOR

LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA USING THE TRITONLINK GPA CALCULATOR. 
Tritonlink GPA Calculator Tutorial | UC San Diego
This is a general overview of how to use the Tritonlink GPA Calculator at UC San Diego. This video was created for the Chancellor's Associates Scholars.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS VIDEO.

latsLATS OASIS SERVICES
CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
Students at the 2017 CASP Academic Year Kickoff

We hope to see you all at our CASP Academic Year Kickoff on October 4th, 2018! Make sure to let us know you're coming and come meet our CASP community!

To access PDF, click here.