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 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

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!


UC San Diego Academics

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seventh College Provost Welcome

Meet Seventh College Provost Kate Antonovics and learn more about UC San Diego’s newest addition to our college system.

Warren College Welcome

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

Housing & Dining

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.

Community & Culture


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.

Student Life

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.

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. Shock ’em, 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.


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?


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.

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.

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 North, 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.

UC San Diego’s LGBT Center marches in San Diego’s 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.

Take a surf class as early as 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.

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.