Life at UC San Diego is about activating your passions. There are hundreds of ways to have fun, stay active, gain skills and make friends.
COLLEGE IS MORE THAN STUDYING
It’s a time to challenge preconceived notions and pursue your passions. So jump in. Lead a student organization. Discover new lands through study abroad. Join an intercollegiate team. Volunteer in the community. Now is the time!
UC SAN DIEGO
Student life at UC San Diego is far from ordinary—from our Pacific point of view to how we spend our free time.
The watermelon drop, a summer physics experiment, is the campus’s oldest student tradition
Top surfing school in the nation
One of the most LGBTQ-friendly universities in the nation
Affordable Colleges Online
18,500 students participate in community service each year
Students can grow organic vegetables and herbs at six community gardens on campus
45 sorority and fraternity organizations
Sustainability is part of our DNA, from solar hot water heating to rooftop gardens and sea breeze ventilation
22 percent of undergraduates study abroad each year
The campus features nine sports facilities, including a 5,000-seat arena and a state-of-the-art athletic training center
YOUR ROADMAP TO STUDENT LIFE
SUPERCHARGE YOUR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE.
Success is a team effort. We are here to help you power up your academic ability, discover opportunities to excel and gain transferable skills. Let’s start now.
What are you passionate about? Become a changemaker, get out of your comfort zone and establish connections with more than 570 student organizations.
Studying abroad is more than an adventure. It’s an opportunity to transform your worldview, your goals, and ultimately, yourself. Where will your journey begin?
Discover your home away from home.
Living on campus means you are always connected to new social opportunities, cultural experiences, and academic enrichment. And, the beach is just across the street.
Need fuel to boost your brainpower? We’ve got you covered with 37 restaurants, specialty eateries and markets across campus with selections to satisfy any palate.
A safe and welcoming space to learn is integral to student success. Our programs ensure students have peace of mind and access to safety resources.
Need a diversion? We've got a few ideas.
In addition to friendship and fun, Greek life offers a unique way to engage in service and develop leadership skills. Explore more than 40 fraternities and sororities available.
Giving back is a way of life at UC San Diego. Join a volunteer activity or launch your own initiative and make a difference in the lives of others.
SCENIC SAN DIEGO
From downtown nightlife to niche neighborhood eateries and unrivaled outdoor adventures in the surrounding ocean, mountains and desert, it is easy to fall in love with San Diego. Extending along 70 miles of coastline, California’s second largest city is a diverse blend of culture, nature and recreation.
GET OUT AND MOVE
Whether you are a shining star on the field or a zealous fan in the stands, athletic events are a great outlet and way to build Triton pride.
Channel your inner acrobat, join an inner-tube water polo game, or venture out on a backpacking trip. Get fit with recreation classes and programs.
From music and dance to theatre and film, there’s always a creative buzz on campus. Find your own way to create and exchange with emerging and well-known art makers.