OASIS Programs

We are very pleased that you have chosen to attend the University of California, San Diego! We are sure that you will experience great intellectual and personal development as you work toward graduation.

As a new UC San Diego student (freshman or first-year transfer student), the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) — UC San Diego's campus learning center — offers you many opportunities for academic enrichment and growth as you integrate into the university.

Our OASIS Programs offer opportunities to proactively engage in structured experiences in order to ensure academic success, student retention, and social satisfaction.

OASIS Programs

  • Summer Bridge: A year-long transition program for incoming freshman students that begins with an intensive 5-week residential & academic component in August. Summer Bridge continues throughout the academic year, providing academic & personal support throughout your first year at UC San Diego.

  • TRIO Student Support Services Program & Summer Experience: (freshmen and transfers): This program designed for freshmen and transfer students offers tutoring, workshops, mentoring, and extracurricular activities throughout your entire career at UC San Diego.

  • Second Year Experience: (sophomores): 2Excel and 2Connect are retention programs serving second-year students. The programs are year-long commitments starting in fall through spring quarter.

  • Hope Scholars Program: The Hope Scholars Program is committed to supporting current and former foster youth at UCSD through a variety of holistic services that aid the students in achieving a college degree. The Hope Scholars Program understands that there are many hardships that foster youth endure and strives to be a resource and advocate for all its students.

Our year-long, community-oriented programs provide a tremendous benefit to UC San Diego by contributing to a campus environment of intellectual diversity and excellence. Such an educational environment is critical to prepare all aspects of the campus community for an increasingly pluralistic society. Therefore, one of our major goals is to further develop the talents and proficiencies OASIS Program students bring to UC San Diego, which in turn maximizes their contribution to a diverse campus.

You will find that being a part of the OASIS family is an extremely rewarding experience that can seldom be duplicated! In the years ahead, the OASIS staff will be there to help you excel in your studies at UC San Diego through tutoring and mentoring services.

As part of our OASIS Programs, you will participate in an weekly 1st year seminar each quarter of your first year. 1st year seminars provide you with a consistent small group of peers who you can collaborate with for study groups and other activities throughout the year. 1st year seminars also help you with tips and necessary tools to excel at UC San Diego. 2Excel participants will partake in a one-unit seminar during Winter quarter that examines the increasingly recognized importance of college students’ second year and facilitates planning and accomplishing goals.

Additional benefits of being an OASIS Program student include participation and priority in other academic year services, provided by OASIS' tutorial services and transition programs, such as:

  • One-to-one conferences with staff
  • Academic workshops for courses you are enrolled in
  • Referrals to other campus departments

If you are interested and want to receive more information on any of our programs, please fill out this Google doc and we will contact you.