Take a virtual dive into what makes UC San Diego so special: our campus, our culture, and our unique academic lifestyle. On the edge of a country and continent awaits an extraordinary place that can fire your imagination and launch you to do great things. In other words, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it here.
Congratulations from UC San Diego's Chancellor
A special congratulatory message for transfer Tritons from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla.
Welcome from Elizabeth Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Elizabeth H. Simmons welcomes a new class of admitted transfer Tritons.
Welcome from Jackie Duerr
Program Manager, Transfer Student Success Jackie Duerr welcomes newly admitted transfer students.
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 Becky Petitt
Hear from Becky Petitt, UC San Diego's Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, as she welcomes you to Virtual Transfer Triton Day.
Welcome from Alysson Satterlund
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Alysson Satterlund welcomes you to Virtual Transfer Triton Day.
Welcome from Margaret Leinen
Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences and Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography Margaret Leinen offers her congratulations.
Welcome from Adele Brumfield
Hear comments from Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Adele C. Brumfield as she welcomes you to Virtual Transfer Triton Day.
Welcome from LeShane Saddler
Admissions Director LeShane O. Saddler congratulates students on their outstanding accomplishments as UC San Diego admitted transfer Tritons.
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!
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.
Halicioglu Data Science Institute
Halicioglu Data Science Institute Founding Director Rajesh Gupta introduces the institute and its abundant resources that help students gain valuable research experience.
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.
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.
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.
Innovate, create and collaborate through UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute. The institute connects hundreds of undergraduate scholars with faculty, researchers and industry partners.
Meet the Deans
Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities
Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities Cristina Della Coletta introduces the division and welcomes you to UC San Diego.
Dean, Division of Biological Sciences
Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences Kit Pogliano highlights the division’s impressive rankings and resources for UC San Diego students.
Founding Dean, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
Dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science Cheryl Anderson gives an introduction to public health at UC San Diego.
Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering
Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering Albert Pisano shares what makes UC San Diego one of the top engineering schools in the nation.
Dean, Division of Physical Science
Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences Steven Boggs welcomes you to UC San Diego and shares details about the division.
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.
John Muir College Provost Welcome
Provost K. Wayne Yang welcomes you to UC San Diego and Muir College.
Thurgood Marshall College Provost Welcome
Provost Leslie Carver welcomes you to UC San Diego and Marshall College.
Earl Warren College Provost Welcome
Provost Marisa Abrajano welcomes you to UC San Diego and Warren College.
Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost Welcome
Provost Ivan Evans welcomes you to UC San Diego and Eleanor Roosevelt College.
Sixth College Provost Welcome
Provost Lakshmi Chilukuri welcomes you to UC San Diego and Sixth College.
Housing & Dining
North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood
UC San Diego’s North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood is the new home for Sixth College. Check out all of the exciting offerings open to all students in this new area of campus.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Calling all vegetarians! Roots Restaurant at UC San Diego is the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious, veggie-friendly dishes.
Health & Wellness
Return to Learn Program: COVID-19 Testing
Learn about UC San Diego’s Return to Learn Program, which aims to broadly test students, faculty and staff on campus on a recurring basis for presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
How UC San Diego cares for COVID-positive Tritons
UC San Diego Student Health provides care for all students who test positive for COVID-19 while on campus. Learn more about how they offer support and important resources for those with COVID-19.
UC San Diego Recreation Outdoor Student Personal Wellness Program
Discover how UC San Diego students are staying active outdoors through our Recreation Outdoor Student Personal Wellness Program.
The Playground Showcase
UC San Diego Recreation introduces the Rec Playground, an online platform that provides recreational content for UC San Diego students.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Learn how UC San Diego students can speak to a counselor from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) from anywhere in California through phone and video appointments.
COVID-19 Self-Test Vending Machines
Fourth-year Ed.D. candidate Belinda Zamacona walks you through the self-administered test-kit vending machine process at UC San Diego.
Return to Learn By the Numbers
Get important stats on UC San Diego’s COVID-19 response and the positive impact of our Return to Learn Program.
Community & Culture
Tips from your Transfer Peer Coaches
Meet Your Triton Transfer Peer Coaches and learn a little about the Triton Transfer Hub!
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 global society.
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 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.
In celebration of our outstanding men’s and women’s basketball teams, Triton Pride comes out in force during our annual Spirit Night event.
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
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.
Students share their unforgettable experiences researching and learning through UC San Diego’s Study Abroad 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.
First At-Home COVID Test Led by UC San Diego Alum
UC San Diego’s Kit Pogliano, Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, and Albert Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, discuss the first rapid at-home COVID-19 test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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.
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.
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.
Hands-on research is key to UC San Diego’s emphasis on experiential learning. Students can begin researching in the arts, sciences and humanities as early as their first year on campus.
With more than 600 student organizations on campus, it’s easy to connect with your fellow Tritons and make lasting friendships.
A skateboard can help in getting around UC San Diego’s 1,200-acre campus, but our convenient, free student shuttles can also get you to class in no time.
Pre-made grab and go meals are available at all dining halls and restaurants, and the Triton2Go mobile ordering app ensures dining on campus is safe and easy for students.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography conducts important research in climate change, atmospheric science and more, allowing students the chance to explore real-world issues that face the world today.
Having easy access to the beach is a unique part of life at UC San Diego. Students can watch the waves in between classes or even collect samples for the research projects they are involved in on campus.
Living in San Diego means you’ll experience some of the best weather in the country. Moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine allow our students the chance to kick back and relax outdoors almost every day of the year.
UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library may be nice to look at, but it is also ranked among the nation’s top 25 public academic libraries and provides access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals and multimedia materials.
UC San Diego is home to 23 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports teams, including men’s track and field. Go Tritons!
The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Community is the new home to Sixth College. The neighborhood includes six new restaurants, a craft center and housing for 2,000 Sixth College students.