Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | October 2019
Community Corner
CASP Peer Leaders at CASP Academic Year Kickoff
 PC: CASP Office
Greetings,

We hope you enjoyed Welcome Week and got to know more about UCSD and the different events and resources on and off-campus! It is the first week of the quarter and we wish you the best of luck on your first quarter of the 2019-20 academic year. 

Thank you to all of those that came to the Academic Year Kickoff! We are so happy we got to see you all and hope you had as much fun as we did! Click here to view some of the photos from the event. 

In this issue of the newsletter you'll find important dates for the Fall Quarter, information regarding student parking, and more.  Make sure to read through our entire newsletter for an opportunity to win CASP swag.  Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to keep up to date with CASP events, resources, 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:
OPPORTUNITIES:
MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


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



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT SUMMER SESSION AND FALL QUARTER DATES




Thursday, October 10th


Automatic wait-list officially ends

Friday, October 11th



Deadline for all students to add or re-enroll in classes if canceled for non-payment via WebReg


Friday, October 18th - Sunday, October 20th


Homecoming and Family Weekend-
 Visit UCSD's Parent and Family Programs website for more information.

Friday, October 25th


Fall Quarter deadline to change grading option, change unit, and drop classes without a "W"



Friday, November 8th


Fall Quarter deadline to drop with "W" grade on transcript.


Monday, November 11th


Veterans' Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed.


Thursday, November 14th - Sunday, November 16th


Founders celebration. Visit the Founders Celebration web page for more information.


Thursday, November 28th - Friday, November 29th


Thanksgiving Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed


Friday, December 6th


Last day of Fall Quarter Instruction

Saturday, December 7th - Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter Finals Week

Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter ends; Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter


Monday, December 16th


Deadline to file for a request to receive a grade of "Incomplete"


Thursday, December 19th


Fall quarter grades available on TritonLink.


Tuesday, December 24th 2019- Wednesday, January 1st, 2020


University closes for Winter Holiday Closing - All UCSD offices will be closed.


CollegesCASP
COLLEGES @ CASP ADVISING EVENT

Join CASP and all six College Academic Advising offices for 
drop-in advising from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

When:  Monday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 30th - check our flyer for colleges and locations

Food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Can't stay for the entire time? No worries, advising will be available on a drop-in basis and students DO NOT have to attend for the entire event.

ATTENTION 2019 and 2018 Cohort : By attending this event, you can fulfill one of your meetings for your academic advising CASP requirement.

OLCCASP LEARNING COMMUNITY CO-FACILITATOR POSITION
linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
secondorientation2CONNECT ORIENTATION
parkingSTUDENT PARKING AND COMMUTING OPTIONS
Permit Availability Update
The UCSD Parking Office has reached the S permit sales cap. S permits are no longer available on the website. Any additional releases of S permits will be in the form of upgrade offers to D permit holders, using the order of D permit sales to determine the order in which customers are offered upgrades. 

Ridehailing Update : Lyft will continue the    Lyft Flex Shared
partnership with Transportation Services. When you purchase Lyft Shared credits through Transportation Services, you will receive a 20% bonus. Credits will be available for purchase October 1.

Budget Extra Time: The campus is extremely busy during the first two weeks of the quarter. This can mean congested roadways, more difficulty finding parking or longer wait times for an MTS bus or campus shuttle. Reduce your commute stress by giving yourself plenty of extra time. Thank you for your patience.

You've Got U-Pass:  If you can leave your car at home, you can save money, avoid traffic and parking headaches and reduce your environmental impact. Commuting by bus is easy with the   U-Pass  that is included with your student fees. It provides unlimited rides on  MTS  busses and trolleys and   NCTD  bus service. Students who have paid fall quarterly  registration fees  are eligible for the   Triton U-Pass app  that provides access to all regional mass transit bus and trolley/light rail routes beginning September 13. Watch for your U-Pass email confirmation from MTS/Moovel with links to download the smartphone app and instructions to create your account with your @ucsd.edu address. After you create your account, it may take up to two hours for your ticket to appear in the app. If you do not have a smartphone, an alternative format (sticker) pass is available . Learn more at   U-Pass.ucsd.edu .

S Permit Sales Cap:  To improve student parking predictability, we capped central campus S permit sales at 900 permits for single-occupancy vehicle commuters and 250 permits for carpoolers and closed loopholes that allowed visitors and contractors to park in S spaces. The price of a quarterly S permit has also increased by $45 to $240/quarter. Proceeds from the S permit increase will fund a two-year rate freeze for the new D lots ($195/quarter, $4/day) at   P703 P704  and  P705 , along with our super saver lots at  P782  and   P386 (Gliderport)  (just $3/day in the   Parkmobile  app).

Weekend Parking Changes:  To help fund maintenance of existing parking facilities and build new parking, UC San Diego is transitioning to paid weekend parking starting November 2. Students who already purchase quarterly or annual parking permits will not experience any change. Others should review the details of the weekend parking program. Students who don't purchase a weekday or night and weekend parking permit can still access the campus for little or no cost, depending on parking frequency and location.

Triton Rides and Safety Escorts The police department employs only UC San Diego students as Community Service Officers (CSO) who provide many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts and Triton Rides, a free nighttime shuttle service. UC San Diego students, staff and faculty can request an escort from sunset to 4 a.m. or a ride from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.  Learn more


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AT parking@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4223

tritonbusTRITON TRANSIT FALL SERVICE CHANGE


Triton Transit's fall service change takes effect Monday, September 23rd in preparation for the start of classes on Thursday, September 26th. 
 

  • The new service map will be posted at UCSDbus.com on Saturday, 9/21.
  • Full timetables will be posted at shuttles.ucsd.edu the evening of Sunday, 9/22.
  • Physical signs at bus stops will be updated Monday and Tuesday, 9/23 & 9/24.
Triton Transit will operate service between the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station and the the Gilman Transit Center (GTC) beginning September 23. 

GTC (south side) will be the only on-campus stop; however, riders going to or from other campus locations can connect to GTC on other Triton Transit and MTS service.  The Triton Transit fall service schedule will be posted online this weekend.

Departures from Sorrento Valley Coaster Station are:
6:40 a.m.
7:10 a.m.
7:49 a.m.
8:19 a.m.

Departures from Gilman Transit Center are:
3:38 p.m.
4:23 p.m.
4:59 p.m.
5:41 p.m.
6:26 p.m.

More updates to come, including new weekend service and the Price Center Express providing express service between the Regents Lots and Price Center weekday mornings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AT parking@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4223

usiucsdUNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UCSD
ARE YOU FORMERLY INCARCERATED OR SYSTEM IMPACTED?

GET CONNECTED! BUILDING THE PRISON TO UNIVERSITY PIPELINE WITH UNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UC SAN DIEGO!!
 
Their goal is to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students and their families.

Underground Scholars was started in 2013 by formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students at UC Berkeley as the Underground Scholars Initiative (USI), a student organization. 

Berkeley Underground Scholars (BUS) was established by USI in 2017. And in the last few years, USI has expanded throughout the entire UC-system. With a chapter at UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, and now at UC San Diego!


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
blciBARRIO LOGAN COLLEGE INSTITUTE IS HIRING
Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) seeks an assistant who will work closely with the program staff to support BLCI's Middle School and High School Programs.

Founded in 1996, Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the pursuit of higher education for first-generation college- bound and traditionally under-represented students through after school programs that begin in 3rd grade and extend through college completion.

POSITION OVERVIEW
BLCI Program Assistant will provide administrative support including general clerical, receptionist, record keeping, schedule maintenance, and project-based work. Support the Middle School Specialist and High School Specialist in the planning and coordination of BLCI's Programs and partnerships. Assistant must be comfortable working with middle school and high school students across various target schools. BLCI Program Assistant will work closely with Program Specialists to maintain records of students through data software and other record keeping spreadsheets. The MSP/HSP Assistant will help coordinate events, field trips, workshops, trainings designed to educate our students and prepare them for success in high school and beyond. Execute basic administrative support functions including copying, filing, drafting communications, answering calls, taking messages, distributing mail, providing phone coverage, etc.
 
Interested applicants please send resume, cover letter detailing bilingualism and schedule availability, and most recent college transcript via email to Yanet Lopez Cardenas, the Director of College and Career Success, at yanet@blci.org

SDFoodBankSAN DIEGO FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS
 
Our next night --  Thursday, October 10th, 6-8 pm 
   
Reminder that everyone must be registered with the Food Bank and signed up for the shift in advance to volunteer.  They cannot accept walk-ups, unfortunately.
 
Please make every effort to make the shift if you have signed up -- barring illness or emergency.  
 
You must sign up through sdfb.volunteerhub.com and enter code ucsd50 into your account to be able to sign up for our events (you just enter it one time). Anyone 18 and older must register themselves. Parents can do it for kids under 18. If you are not registered, you will not be able to volunteer. Moderately physical activity. 
 
Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty (and your Volunteer50 shirt!). 

**Family and friends are welcome (children must be at least 11 years old). New rule on age minimum.

Be sure to arrive on time, preferably 5-10 minutes before start time.  They can no longer allow anyone in who arrives late.

Traffic can be heavy during rush hour -- from campus it is about 15-20 minutes in rush hour.



IPPSIPPS IS HIRING FOR THE 2019 - 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
groceryshuttleGROCERY SHUTTLE
McNairMCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The UCSD McNair Program facilitates research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor in the winter and spring quarters of the 2017-2018 academic year and during an 8-week summer program from late June through mid-August of 2018. In the summer, thirty McNair students in all academic fields receive a $2,800.00 research stipend, free on-campus housing, and a free GRE preparatory course. McNair Scholars also participate in a series of seminars designed to prepare them for graduate study and careers in research. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the UCSD McNair Program, students must be UCSD juniors or seniors in the Winter Quarter of 2018 (90+ units) and must be either (1) a first-generation college student from a household qualifying as "low income" by Federal standards or (2) a member of an ethnic group underrepresented in American universities (African American, Native American, Chicano/Latino or Pacific Islander).

The deadline to apply is October 20th at the end of the day.  Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor.  These letters must be submitted by the end of the day on October 21st



QUESTIONS: 
Thomas K. Brown, Ph.D.
Email:  tkbrown@ucsd.edu
Telephone: 858-534-2937
Room 206, Old Student Ctr. B


careertutoringCAREER PEER EDUCATOR DROP-IN HOURS
CASP MONTHLY GIVEAWAY
Do you want some CASP swag? We are giving away five CASP PopSockets this month to our newsletter readers!

Want to claim one? Send us an email at casp@ucsd.edu with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner" and with your name and PID. We'll notify you if you're a winner!

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your windbreaker size and it's ready for pick-up at our office (Student Services Center, Suite #555)

undergradscholarshipsUNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN STEM
Deadlines for many undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are rapidly approaching, and these early fall deadlines often catch students off-guard. Check out these opportunities available to students in STEM and help spread the word about these opportunities with undergrads and grads that you know!



HACUHACU NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Whether you're seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. For over 27 years, the HACU National Internship Program has partnered with organizations seeking to diversify their workforce.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships
  • Must have completed freshman year
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • 3.0 GPA is recommended and not required on a 4.0 scale 
  • Be authorized or eligible to work by law in the U.S.
TRAVEL AND HOUSING
  • Round-trip airfare for interns is arranged and paid by HACU.
  • Federal interns can choose to arrange their own housing or can request HACUarranged housing. Federal interns in HACU-arranged housing pay through payroll deductions and corporate interns pay via electronic funds transfer.
     
Applications for Spring 2020
Application opens: August 12, 2019 
Internship dates: January 8 - April 24, 2020 
Application deadline: October 25, 2019

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: September 9, 2019 
Internship dates: May 28 - August 7, 2020 (Regular Session
Internship dates: June 10 - August 21, 2020 (Quarter Session
Early deadline: November 15, 2019 For consideration of U.S. Intelligence Community internships and corporate internships. 
Regular deadline: February 14, 2020 
Quarter deadline: February 28, 2020 Later start date is only available for applicants who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar.

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: January 6, 2020 
Internship dates: September 3 - December 18, 2020 
Application deadline: June 5, 2020




soros2020PAUL & 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, 2019 
Interviews - Late January, Early February 2020
Fellows Announced - Mid-April 2020



 SECONDYREXPERIENCE2EXCEL & 2CONNECT
Ensure your continued success at UC San Diego! Second-year students are encouraged to sign up for 2Excel or 2Connect offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

2Excel
2Excel provides holistic support through personal, academic, and professional development.

How to apply:
    • You must be a second-year student who entered UC San Diego as a freshman to apply to the program (no transfer students)
    • Program capacity is limited to 170 students
    • Submit an online application by spring quarter of your freshman year; registration is open for the 2019-20 academic year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Required attendance at a minimum of 2 workshops per quarter
  • Mandatory meetings with your peer mentor 3 times per quarter
  • Enrollment in EDS 23 (a 2-unit, pass/no-pass seminar offered winter quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

2Connect
Compared to the 
2Excel program, the 2Connect program provides more personal freedom and self-directed participation, following your individual needs.

How to apply:
  • You must be a second-year student to register for the program
  • All second-year UC San Diego students are welcome (unlimited capacity)
  • Submit this online registration form by fall quarter of your second year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

Listen to podcasts created especially for second-year students at UC San Diego, exploring second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Topics include:
          • Healthy habits
          • Switching majors
          • Housing questions
          • Finding motivation
          • and more!
 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
CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
CASP Staff at CASP Academic Year Kickoff 
PC: CASP Office
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the CASP Academic Year Kickoff! We are so happy we got a chance to chat with you all and welcome you to the new academic year!

Sunny the Sun God was very happy to see you all and can't wait to come back for another CASP event. Keep an eye out for more photos to come!