UC Insights 

UC San Diego Raza Resource Centro (RRC) and the Intertribal Resource Center (ITRC), in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, are hosting the 3rd annual UC Insights Conference Program. This initiative aims to support applicants from traditionally underserved or under-represented communities in the writing portion (“personal statement”) of the UC application, known as UC Insights. 

The program consists of a two part series, a writing workshop and a reading workshop. The writing workshop will consist of a writing jam lead by RRC  staff and students to study and analyze the key components necessary when writing a statement. The reading workshop will consist of students providing their written statements to be analyzed and critiqued by UC San Diego admissions counselors. 

Students attending the program have a higher percentage into being accepted into UC San Diego. Please note that attending the program has no guarantee into being accepted into UC San Diego or any other UC school. 


  • Students must be applying to the UC System for the academic year of 2019-2020. 
  • Students must be from an underrepresented community. 



Students must attend the writing workshop prior to attending the reading workshop. Both workshops will take place at UC San Diego. 

Writing workshop
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 10am-3pm. Lunch will be provided to all students and families.

After the writing workshop, participating students must submit their finished essays to UCSD Staff by Thursday Nov. 8, 11:59pm in preparation for the reading workshop. More information will be provided during the writing workshop. 
Reading workshop

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dinner will be provided to all students and families.

Parents and Families

Information workshops regarding the application process and campus life at UC San Diego will be offered to parents/families on Saturday Nov. 3, 10:30am-1pm. 


The program, including the writing and reading workshops and meals, is free to all students and their families. The university is not responsible for parking costs or transportation related to this program.


Registration will open on Monday Oct. 22, 2018. Registration will be open until Thursday Nov. 1, 11:59 p.m. or until we meet capacity, whichever event occurs first. First come, first served.



Raza Resource Centro Staff
Jennifer Garavito, Yield and Access Intern, 858.822.0072
Mayra Garcia, Yield and Access Intern, 858.822.0072
Claudia Martinez, Assistant Director, claudiamartinez@ucsd.edu

InterTribal Resource Centro Staff
Elena Hood, Director, hood@ucsd.edu