UC San Diego is offering “College Prep For Future Tritons,” on Saturday, a free event on campus for middle and high school students and their families to learn how to plan for, get into and pay for college, but reservations are necessary.

Emphasizing that it’s never too early to think about college, the event offers information about the college prep necessary so that qualified students who want to go to college can, regardless of income or ethnicity.

UCSD Price Center. Photo credit: UCSD/Facebook.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UC San Diego Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club and seating is limited. Call (858) 534-6862 or email ccr@ucsd.edu to reserve a spot and indicate if you need special services, assistance or accommodations.

The information session will cover application timelines, college requirements, tests and how to apply for financial aid. Ample free parking will be available and free shuttles will be provided from designated parking areas to the center of campus.

“It is our responsibility as a public university to provide educational opportunity for all qualified students,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “We are pleased to offer these college prep sessions to help students and their families better understand and navigate the pathway to higher education.”

The College Prep for Future Tritons session is held on the same day as the campus’s annual Triton Day, which offers admitted students and their families an enhanced opportunity to discover UC San Diego. While on campus, college planning session attendees are also invited to enjoy other sessions, which include:

  • College Prep Information Booth, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.—Handouts, guidance and more. UC San Diego Town Square
  • Campus Tours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—(Every 30 minutes; last tour departs at 3 p.m.) Learn more about UC San Diego’s incredible campus. Depart from Rupertus Way, across from Center Hall.
  • Entertainment and Events, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.—Enjoy live music, dancing, singing and demonstrations. Throughout campus.
  • Thurgood Marshall College’s 36th Annual Cultural Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Experience the cultural diversity of UC San Diego at Thurgood Marshall College. The festival will feature music, dance, games and a children’s village with face painting, cotton candy, a henna workshop, scavenger hunt and world-art trivia. Thurgood Marshall College.

– From a UCSD news release

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