While you may not be able to walk the grounds of our idyllic campus, here you can surf through everything you’d see at UC San Diego. From welcome messages shared by campus leaders to in-depth looks at our prestigious colleges, it’s all here—even the hidden gems of San Diego. Grab a comfy spot on the couch, kick back, and immerse yourself in the life of a Triton.

Welcome

Welcome to UC San Diego

The Triton community is excited to congratulate you on your admission to UC San Diego. Join us in celebrating your tremendous accomplishment!

Welcome From Elizabeth Simmons

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Elizabeth H. Simmons welcomes a new class of admitted Tritons.

Welcome From Becky Petitt

Hear from Becky Petitt, UC San Diego's Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, as she welcomes you to Virtual Triton Day.

Welcome From Adele Brumfield

Hear comments from Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Adele C. Brumfield as she welcomes you to Virtual Triton Day.

Welcome From LeShane Saddler

Welcome From LeShane Saddler

Admissions Director LeShane O. Saddler congratulates you on your outstanding accomplishments as a UC San Diego admitted student.

Transforming UC San Diego

Transforming UC San Diego

UC San Diego is constantly evolving to better the lives of our students—from expanding our college system to building brand new housing facilities where students can live, learn, and play!

Academics

UC San Diego Academics

The academic opportunities offered at UC San Diego are rewarding, innovative, and will challenge you in the best way possible.

Arts and Humanities

Arts & Humanities PATH Summer Academy

Learn about UC San Diego's partnership with local community colleges for this valuable summer program for Arts & Humanities transfer students. This program is being offered remotely Summer 2020.

Biological Sciences at UC San Diego

With seven different areas of study—from neurobiology to bioinformatics—discovery comes to life through UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences.

Rachel Dutton – Biological Sciences

Rachel Dutton – Biological Sciences

Rachel Dutton, an assistant professor in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, studies hand-crafted “artisanal” cheese on a microbial level.

Engineering at UC San Diego

Find a supportive community of educators and innovators at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering—ranked No. 9 in the nation!

Franklin Antonio Hall

Franklin Antonio Hall

Merging interdisciplinary research, active learning, and commercialization of discoveries, Franklin Antonio Hall will be a major new engineering building dedicated to our digital future. Research “collaboratories” empower teams to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing societal challenges—from renewable energy to digital security—while additional workshop, mentoring, studio, and incubation spaces allow students to participate in intellectual exchange with faculty and industry leaders.

Global Health at UC San Diego

Global Health at UC San Diego

Global Health alum Michelle Bulterys discusses her time as a Triton and how UC San Diego helped her study abroad to gain experience in her field.

Music at UC San Diego

UC San Diego’s Department of Music is ever evolving in an effort to create new, impactful musical pieces and productions that transcend cultures the world over.

Physical Sciences at UC San Diego

UC San Diego’s Division of Physical Sciences builds on the university’s tradition of interdisciplinary learning and research.

Rommie Amaro – Physical Sciences

Rommie Amaro – Physical Science

Discover why Rommie Amaro, an associate professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is not your typical laboratory chemist.

Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute

Get a glimpse at the future of science education through Ocean Discovery Institute’s “Living Lab,” an immersive new facility that will engage thousands of students and their families in City Heights, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the country.

Qualcomm Institute

Innovate, create, and collaborate through UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute.  The institute connects hundreds of undergraduate scholars with faculty, researchers, and industry partners.

Social Sciences at UC San Diego

UC San Diego’s Division of Social Sciences is driven by research, teaching, and service in the public interest.

Resilient Futures Program

Resilient Futures Program

UC San Diego’s Resilient Futures program gives coastal communities better tools to track extreme floods related to climate change.

The College System

Welcome from UC San Diego’s Colleges

Get an introduction to our unique College System, meet each individual college and learn about their philosophies.

What is the College System?

Curious about what UC San Diego’s College System means for you? Find out more about each college’s general education requirements, resources and more.

Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost Welcome

An introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt College by Provost Ivan Evans. Hear about the college’s mission, exciting programs, and beautiful location on campus.

Marshall College Cultural Celebration

Marshall College’s annual Cultural Celebration honors the many different cultures represented on the UC San Diego campus and beyond with fun, food, and community.

Muir College Provost Welcome

Provost K. Wayne Yang welcomes you to UC San Diego and Muir College.

Revelle College

Discover what Revelle students love about their college—from their general education requirements to fun college events.

Seventh College Provost Welcome

Meet Seventh College Provost Kate Antonovics and learn more about UC San Diego’s newest addition to our college system. Opening Fall 2020 for First-Years, Fall 2022 for Transfers.

Sixth College Provost Welcome

Meet Sixth College Provost Lakshmi Chilukuri and learn more about the college’s mission, exciting programs, and plans for the future.

Warren College Welcome

Learn about Warren College, their philosophy, traditions and more!

Community & Culture

ArtPower

ArtPower at UC San Diego brings unique, culturally rich performances to campus, ranging from music and dance to film and food.

Black Resource Center

Find your home away from home at the Black Resource Center, a supportive space for all students with an emphasis on the Black experience.

IDEA Student Center

The heart and home for students at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering focuses on fostering an inclusive, innovative community.

Intertribal Resource Center

Honoring the heritage and traditions of UC San Diego’s Native students, the Intertribal Resource Center offers support for the entire campus community.

Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative

As an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, UC San Diego’s initiative focuses on the success of current and future Latinx/Chicanx students and families.

Raza Resource Centro

Comunidad is at the heart of the Raza Resource Centro, where students from all backgrounds can bond over Latinx culture in this supportive space.

Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Explore UC San Diego’s plan to prepare our students to participate and lead in a more global society.

Housing & Dining

Pepper Canyon Neighborhood

Pepper Canyon Neighborhood

The Pepper Canyon Neighborhood will provide students, faculty, and visitors with new ways to experience UC San Diego, including the Design and Innovation Building; a 2,850-seat amphitheater; housing for 1,300 upper-division undergraduates; and dining and retail within steps of the Pepper Canyon Blue Line station.

Dining at UC San Diego

Get inside the kitchen with UC San Diego’s head chef Vaughn Vargas and his culinary staff as they introduce you to the wonderful world of on-campus dining.

Living on Campus

Curious what it’s like to live on campus? Check out all we have to offer—with dozens of casual and gourmet dining options, comfortable residence halls, exciting campus events, and more!

North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood

Get a glimpse into UC San Diego’s latest residential development. The North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood will be the new home of Sixth College, beginning in fall 2020.

Roots Restaurant

Calling all vegetarians! Roots Restaurant at UC San Diego is the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious, veggie-friendly dishes.

UC San Diego HDH Sustainability

Through education, events, and programming, the Housing • Dining • Hospitality EcoNauts represent the department’s sustainable efforts and ensure we practice what we preach—recycle, conserve, and sustain!

University Living

Whether you live on or off campus, you are an important part of UC San Diego’s vibrant community. Learn more about all we have to offer.

Student Life

Meet the Beach

Meet the Beach

All incoming students get the chance to “Meet the Beach” in Recreation’s Signature Welcome Week event. Students can try out Rec activities and get to know their new backyard.

Outback Adventures

Outback Adventure Trips

UC San Diego Recreation's Outback Adventure trips offer our students the chance to explore the natural beauty of California and its surrounding areas.

Student Life Overview

With hundreds of student orgs, dozens of eateries, club sports, music festivals, and more, there is never a dull moment at UC San Diego.

Spirit Night

In celebration of our outstanding men’s and women’s basketball teams, Triton Pride comes out in force during our annual Spirit Night event.

Student Life

Each college has a dedicated team who are eager to support your success and well-being at UC San Diego, both in and out of the classroom.

Sun God Music Festival

Sing, dance, and make unforgettable memories at UC San Diego’s student-favorite annual Sun God Music Festival.

Recreation Challenge Course

Recreation Challenge Course

Want to “insta-bond” with your peers? UC San Diego Recreation’s Challenge Course is a fun way to get outdoors and test your physical strength and problem-solving skills while making new friends.

Triton Athletics

It’s never too early to get hyped up for UC San Diego’s move to Division I athletics in the fall of 2020. Go Tritons!

Triton Life: Outside the Classroom

We may be known for our top-notch academics, but UC San Diego also offers exciting opportunities outside of the classroom.

Perspectives

Study Abroad

Students share their unforgettable experiences researching and learning abroad through Study Abroad UC San Diego’s programs.

What’s the Best Part of Being a Triton?

Life as a Triton can mean so many things, but the best part about being a Triton is different for everyone.

Why UC San Diego?

There is so much to consider when making a college decision—so what is it that makes UC San Diego stand out?

Outcomes

Daniel Lee: UC San Diego Alumnus

Just a few years after graduating, Daniel Lee sold an invention he dreamed up in a UC San Diego engineering class to Bose Corporation.

First-Generation Success

Professors share their success stories as first-generation college students who went on to become renowned researchers at UC San Diego.

Obinne Onyeador

Obinne Onyeador: UC San Diego Alumna

Hear from 2019 graduate Obinne Onyeador as she offers tips for newly admitted students and shares what she has accomplished since earning a Communications degree at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego Alumni

Learn more about the extraordinary accomplishments and life-changing discoveries of UC San Diego’s alumni community.

UC San Diego Graduation

Each year, UC San Diego celebrates the achievements of our graduates, who leave our campus fully prepared for whatever successes lie ahead.

Yuseff Cherney: UC San Diego Alumnus

Yuseff Cherney turned his love of craft brewing into a career and is now the master brewer/distiller at Ballast Point Brewery.

Admissions & Aid

UC San Diego Vlog Squad

UC San Diego students Alison, Carlota, Jarrett, and Rocco team up to get the scoop on what their classmates love about our university.

Student Support and Success

Learn more about the unique student support offerings you’ll find at UC San Diego, from the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship to on-campus resources and tutoring.

Student Financial Solutions

Student Financial Solutions

UC San Diego's Student Financial Solutions is here to help you with questions regarding your student account, campus ID cards and billing related matters.

Transfer Live Triton Talk Recordings

Academic Success for Undergraduate Students

Academic Success for Undergraduate Students

Get details on support programs offered through UC San Diego's Teaching + Learning Commons, including writing and content tutoring, supplemental instruction, and peer facilitated study groups.

APIMEDA Program at UC San Diego

APIMEDA Program at UC San Diego

Learn about UC San Diego's Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American community.

Bioengineering

Bioengineering

Enjoy an informative session from the Bioengineering Department, including an overview of majors within the department, opportunities for new students and a Q&A.

Campus Community Centers

Campus Community Centers

Hear from UC San Diego's campus community centers to learn more about student support and inclusion on campus.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

This webinar provides an overview of majors, opportunities (e.g. student groups and research), and resources in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Explore UC San Diego's Cognitive Science major. Get an idea of what students can expect from this exciting field and what opportunities are open to students within the major.

Dean's Divisional Panel

Dean's Divisional Panel

Get insight into UC San Diego's world renowned academics as a panel of Deans for our academic divisions share highlights of research and innovation in their areas of study.

Education Studies

Education Studies

Learn more about the Education Studies major, minors, service learning programs and other opportunities offered through the department from a faculty member and advisor.

Eleanor Roosevelt College

Eleanor Roosevelt College

An introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hear from Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Chair Bill Lin, the Student Affairs team and student organization representatives to learn more about this exciting department.

Financing Your Education

Financing Your Education

Hear from UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for helpful tips on better understanding your College Financing Plan and what financial options are available to you throughout your college career.

First Steps & Support for New International Students

First Steps & Support for New International Students

Vital information for students planning to attend UC San Diego from outside of the United States. Learn about obtaining your visa, programs and workshops offered by the International Students & Programs Office, and more.

Hitting the Pavement: From Transfer To Career

Hitting the Pavement: From Transfer To Career

Enjoy an overview of the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services' (OASIS) Transfer to Career Program, which helps to prepare high-achieving transfer students for the global job market.

Housing and Dining

Housing and Dining

Explore what it's like to live on campus, get insight into important dates and deadlines and an introduction to the 2020 dining program.

Information Session for Military-Connected Students and Families

Information Session for Military-Connected Students and Families

Join the Student Veterans Resource Center staff and Benefits Coordinator to learn more about programs, services and resources to support the success of our military-connected students.

Make the Most of Your Summer with Summer Session

Make the Most of Your Summer with Summer Session

Summer Session at UC San Diego makes it easy for you to get a jump start on your studies while making friends and becoming familiar with the university before fall quarter begins. Learn more through this informative session.

Marshall College

Marshall College

An introduction to Marshall College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

Muir College

Muir College

An introduction to Muir College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

Parent and Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs

UC San Diego's Office of Parent and Family Programs keeps students and families connected as they journey through campus life together.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Important information from UC San Diego's Registrar's Office about residency for tuition purposes.

Revelle College

Revelle College

An introduction to Revelle College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

Sixth College

Sixth College

An introduction to Sixth College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

SPACES

Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES)

Learn about UC San Diego's Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Services (SPACES) and the resources they offer to our students.

Success After UC San Diego

Success After UC San Diego

Your next years at UC San Diego will prepare you for the career of your dreams. Get tips from our Career Center on making those dreams a reality.

Transfer Student Panel

Transfer Student Panel

Get all your questions answered during this Q&A session with UC San Diego undergraduate students.

Triton Transfers

Transfer Triton Success

From academics to student life, learn about the various resources, programs and opportunities you'll have at your fingertips here at UC San Diego.

Triton Tide: The New Era of School Spirit

Triton Tide: The New Era of School Spirit

Welcome to the new era of Division I athletics at UC San Diego! Discover more about Triton Tide - the official engagement group of UC San Diego, athletics events, and more.

Undergraduate Research and Research Based Scholarships

Undergraduate Research and Research Based Scholarships

Get to know UC San Diego's Academic Enrichment Programs, which empowers students seeking to become integrated in the research community on campus.

Undocumented Student Services

Undocumented Student Services

Learn about UC San Diego's Undocumented Student Services and the services they offer to ensure our undocumented students are supported every step of the way.

Warren College

Warren College

An introduction to Warren College. Learn about your college's general education requirements, traditions, resources, support services, and more.

First-Year Live Triton Talk Recordings

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Get details on support programs offered through UC San Diego’s Teaching + Learning Commons, including writing and content tutoring, supplemental instruction, and peer facilitated study groups.

Campus Community Centers Webinar

Campus Community Centers Webinar

Hear from UC San Diego’s campus community centers to learn more about student support and inclusion on campus.

International and Out-of-State Student Resources

International and Out-of-State Student Resources

The International Students & Programs Office presents helpful information for students from outside of California, including campus resources, and a panel of international and out-of-state students.

International Students and Programs Office: First Steps & Support for New International Students

International Students and Programs Office: First Steps & Support for New International Students

Vital information for students planning to attend UC San Diego from outside of the United States. Learn about obtaining your visa, programs and workshops offered by the International Students & Programs Office, and more.

Parent & Family Programs Webinar

Parent & Family Programs Webinar

Learn about Parent & Family Programs at UC San Diego and the opportunities open to family members as they journey through UC San Diego alongside their student.

Residency for Tuition Purposes Webinar

Residency for Tuition Purposes Webinar

Important information from UC San Diego’s Registrar’s Office about residency for tuition purposes.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

With more than 600 student organizations at UC San Diego, there is something for everyone! Learn more about discovering student groups on campus.

Student Panel Webinar

Student Panel Webinar

Get all your questions answered during this Q&A session with UC San Diego undergraduate students.

Success After UC San Diego

Success After UC San Diego

Your next four years at UC San Diego will prepare you for the career of your dreams. Get tips from our Career Center on making those dreams a reality.

Triton Success Webinar

Triton Success Webinar

From academics to student life, learn about the various resources, programs and opportunities you’ll have at your fingertips here at UC San Diego. Presented by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Alysson Satterlund and Dean of Undergraduate Education John Moore.

Triton Tide – The New Era of School Spirit

Triton Tide – The New Era of School Spirit

Welcome to the new era of Division I athletics at UC San Diego! Discover more about Triton Tide—the official engagement group of UC San Diego, athletics events, and more.

Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Get to know UC San Diego’s Academic Enrichment Programs, which empowers students seeking to become integrated in the research community on campus.

Professor Richard Norris’s paleobiology class takes a stroll down to the nearby beach for some hands-on experience in their field of study.

Proud Tritons fill RIMAC Arena to cheer on the men’s basketball team as they take on the Denver Pioneers. Triton Athletics will make the move to Division I in fall 2020.

UC San Diego’s Outback Climbing Center is a professionally designed climbing and bouldering facility right here on campus. The center is perfect for first-timers or seasoned climbers.

UC San Diego’s dining options are ranked among the top-ten university dining halls in the nation—and for good reason! Our luxurious dining halls include Pines (pictured here), 64 Degrees, and the Bistro.

There are many perks to living on campus—comfortable rooms, dozens of dining options, and the chance to make lifelong friends with your suitemates.

LGBT Pride Parade

UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center marches in the San Diego Pride Parade. The center offers support for the LGBTQIA+ community on campus and is open to any student interested in learning more about issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices, and politics.

UC San Diego students have a variety of dining options to choose from, including several markets across campus—such as Roger’s Market, The Village Market, and Sunshine Market—where fresh produce is available for purchase.

Student in wet suit on surfboard

Take a surf class your first week on campus. Welcome Week is the perfect time to get in the water and try to master the gorgeous La Jolla waves.

Triton Power Hour

Welcome Week kicks off each year with Triton Power Hour, an exciting celebration hosted by UC San Diego Athletics, featuring guest speakers, music, performances, and free prizes.