Triton Day is a FREE showcase of UC San Diego's vibrant community of infinite opportunities. Triton Day allows admitted students and their families to explore the UC San Diego campus, undergraduate colleges, residence and dining halls, academic departments, student services, student organizations and endless resources.
The Early Bird Tour begins at 7 am. Additional tours run from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Welcome Sessions begin at 8 am and repeat approximately every 20 minutes until 9:40 am. The majority of events take place from 8 am - 4 pm. Visit the Schedule page for complete details and to build your itinerary.
Take a look at the Schedule and attend any academic session that is not designated For Majors Only. You can also check out our Exploring Career Options and Major Choices at 10:45 am in PC Theatre!
Due to construction on and around campus, we strongly encourage you to allow appropriate time to arrive and park. Visit the Location page for directions and parking.
Triton Day will take place rain or shine. Many activities are outside so please plan accordingly.
Bring the wristband that was mailed in your admit packet. Students outside the U.S. can pick up their wristband from the Triton Center on Triton Day. (It's a one-way cinch, so don't secure it too tightly until you're ready to wear!)
Your tentative Schedule. (This is a self-planner and does not reserve your spot in any session. Schedules are subject to change.)
Comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. We have a large campus, and you will explore it by foot.
We can make special arrangements for you. Please let us know your needs in advance by emailing email@example.com.
There are many dining options on campus, including several restaurants and dining halls. Food will also be available at Triton Fest and the 39th Annual Cultural Celebration held at Thurgood Marshall College. A detailed list of eateries will be included in the program you'll receive when you arrive on campus.
Yes! The Bookstore in Price Center will be open from 8 am - 5 pm. Look for coupons in the Triton Day program!
Take a campus tour, offered Monday-Saturday at 10 am.
Take a guided virtual tour.
Watch the UC San Diego men's volleyball team face off against Stanford, Saturday at 7 pm at RIMAC Arena. Pick up free tickets at the Athletics table on Triton Day.
Participate in the 21st Annual Triton 5K on Sunday, April 9. Walk or run alongside fellow admitted students and families, while getting to know your way around campus. As a newly admitted student, your registration is FREE and family members receive the "UCSD Community" discount rate. Register here and enter promo code NEWTRITON and join team "Triton 2021." Space is limited – register today!
Visit the Birch Aquarium at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Check out SanDiego.org for activities and accommodations off campus.
Students outside the U.S. — pick up your wristband from the Triton Center on Triton Day.
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