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Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities

Aug. 29 - Dec. 17: PATH Student Exhibit

All are invited to to experience the PATH art exhibit "I Contain Multitudes; A Song of Myself," showcasing a vibrant collection of artworks that reflect the rich identities and unique perspectives of the transfer students within our community. 

The opening reception is Aug. 29 at 12pm in the School of Arts and Humanities Building lobby, where the exhibit will be on display until Dec. 17.

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PATH (Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities) is a collaborative initiative between the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of California San Diego and the San Diego Community College District. Developed with generous grant funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program aims to build a pipeline of support for transfer students, to encourage success during their time at the university and in careers beyond.

The PATH program is multifaceted. The notable components at UC San Diego include:

  • The Summer Academy
  • The Integrated Internship/Fellowship Initiative 
  • Faculty Connections 
  • The Digital Humanities Series

PATH Summer Academy

The PATH Summer Academy is a free 5-week academic transition program for transfer students from City, Mesa or Miramar community college, studying in the arts and humanities. The program includes two academic courses, campus resource workshops, peer mentorship, social activities, and more. Students graduate the summer program better prepared to manage the academic demands of the university, aware of available resources and equipped with a strong community of support.


Ph.D Fellowship

The PATH Integrated Internship Initiative is a year-long fellowship for Ph.D. students in the humanities. The program focuses on career development and includes professional mentorship at both the university and community college level, among other opportunities.


Faculty Connections

PATH Faculty Connections are facilitated through a faculty steering committee that works to foster fruitful connections between faculty at UC San Diego and the San Diego Community College District. Events and funding opportunities are offered to increase collaboration between the institutions and to strengthen the pipeline of arts and humanities transfer students into the university.


Digital Humanities Series

The PATH program hosts an interactive workshop series that focuses on open access, digital humanities, and digital literacy. The workshops will be geared towards motivating and empowering students to create and share open access and digital humanities research and educational materials. Workshop attendees have the opportunity to earn a digital humanities certificate after participating in a set number of events.


Learn More

Visit the dedicated PATH program website to learn more about the program and how to get involved.