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Student Organization Registration FAQs

When is the last day I can register my student organization?

2023 - 2024 Student Organization Registration is now open and will close May 17, 2024 (Week 7)

Is there a benefit to registering my student organization early?

The sooner you register, the sooner your organization will be eligible to utilize all of the benefits of being a registered student organization at UC San Diego, including access to CSI advisor, reserving space, applying and receiving Associated Students funding, and more!

Can our student organization take part in off-campus service events? Our organization is concerned about liability for our members and community organizations.

Student organizations at UC San Diego are considered legally third party to the university. CSI is equipped to advise students about on-campus events only. For questions regarding legal or liability consequences of hosting off-campus events, please contact Student Legal Services at We recommend reviewing CDC guidelines which are located here:

What is required to register a student organization?

We've built a webpage detailing all necessary requirements. For questions around navigating the registration process, please contact our Student Organization Advisors during drop-in hours (beginning Week 1) or directly: 

We want to change the name of our organization. Would we re-register or register as a new org?

If your organization was registered last year, re-register under the old name. Then send an email to your CSI Advisor requesting the name change. Remember you will need to update your constitution's title and throughout the document with the new name! Please be sure to familiarize yourself with UC San Diego’s branding/naming policies for student organizations.

What if we want to change our student organization's category after we register and/or part way through the academic year?

You will need to contact your CSI advisor and let them know that you would like to change categories. Please make sure to review the student organization category requirements before switching:

Who should I contact if I have student organization registration questions?

Please reach out to the advisor of the category your organization is in or will be, registered under. Click here for a list of the CSI advisors and the categories they advise: Or come to CSI drop-in advising (beginning Week 1) and the advisor on duty will be happy to help you.

What should I do if my organization falls below the 3 Principal Member minimum?

In order to continue to operate your student organization (reserve space, complete TAPs, utilize already allocated/approved funding, and apply for new funding) you will need to add enough PMs to meet the minimum requirement of 3. Once the minimum is met and all necessary requirements by the new PMs have been completed, your organization will be moved back to “Current” status and can continue to operate. 

How Can Principal Members Be Added?

  • Select/elect/appoint new PMs 
  • A current PM of your organization will need to log into the student organization registration portal and send the new PMs a Principal Member Invitation via their UC San Diego email address  
  • Newly added PMs  will receive their Principal Member Invitation in their email inbox and will need to:
    • Accept the invitation by clicking on the link in the Principal Member Invitation email
    • Electronically sign the Principal Member Agreement in the registration portal
    • Complete the CSI Registration Quiz in the registration portal
    • Sign-up and attend the ART of Inclusive Communication virtual workshop
      • Workshop only needs to completed once
      • Graduate students are not required to take the workshop

CSI: Student Orgs & Events

Have a Student Organization Related Question and Need a Quick Answer? 
Your student organization advisors & the SILCs are here to help!

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Drop-in Advising Weeks 1-10 Each Quarter 

Virtual Advising - Zoom Room for virtual advising: (Meeting ID: 975 1996 7026)

  • Mondays 9am-12pm (virtual)
  • Tuesdays 1-4pm (in-person)*
  • Wednesdays 1pm-4pm (virtual)
  • Thursdays 1pm-4pm (virtual)
  • Fridays 9am-12pm (virtual)

*Tuesdays are the only in-person advising day

In-Person Advising* - Check-in at the CSI Front Desk, Price Center East, level 3 (map

  • Tuesdays 1-4pm

Visit the CSI Front Desk:

Price Center East, level 3 (map) | 858-534-1744 | 

Virtual Assistance from SILCs

Zoom Room for virtual advising: (Meeting ID: 975 1996 7026)

  • Dates & times coming soon

In-Person Assistance from SILCs*

Located on Price Center East, level 3 (map) | 858-534-1744

  • Dates & times coming soon

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