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Homecoming + Family Weekend

Join us for exciting and informative sessions just for parents and families, our annual Family of the Year Award celebration, and signature Homecoming experiences like our Triton Tailgate Concert and Division I athletics, there’s fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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Special Offer for Homecoming Families

In honor of UC San Diego’s Homecoming, Birch Aquarium is offering families $3 off general admission or $10 off Individual, Dual or Family Memberships. Use the code TRITONFAMILIES when purchasing online tickets or when joining a membership. Don’t miss the two-story Giant Kelp Forest, or the all-new Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins, the only place on the West Coast to see the world’s smallest penguins!

* Tickets must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and time. Offer expires 10/31/2022 and cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Family Weekend Schedule of Events

DURING THE WEEK

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Exploring and Studying Abroad

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 6-6:45 p.m. PDT

Study Abroad fits into any academic major, fosters personal development, and cultural sensitivity. Equally important, it shows a cultural experience valued by many employers, and is often a life-changing experience for many students. Learn ways your students can continue to learn and explore the world through UC San Diego.


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Paging Future Doctors

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6-6:45 p.m. PDT

Is your student interested in exploring, preparing, and applying to graduate school in the health professions? Learn about the pre-health advising tools that will enhance their time at UC San Diego and from a pre-health career advisors.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

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Homecoming Hub & Family Weekend Check-In 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. PDT

Homecoming Package Holders will check-in to pick up Homecoming Weekend swag. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry. Preferred items include peanut butter, pasta, dried beans, rice, and culturally reflective food items.


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Geisel Library Open House

11 a.m.-3 p.m. PDT

Explore UC San Diego's most iconic building and learn more about the ways Geisel Library supports your students' academic endeavors. The UC San Diego provides access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public. And as one of the nation's top 25 public academic libraries, it plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.


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Picture Perfect: Professional Family Portraits

11 a.m-4 p.m. PDT

Capture the moment with a free family portrait taken by our professional portrait. UC San Diego gear is highly encouraged!


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Triton Tailgate Concert and Women's Volleyball

Tailgate Concert: 5-7 p.m. | Game: 7-9:30 p.m. PDT

Join us for the annual Triton Tailgate Concert, featuring live entertainment, food trucks, games and more. We’ll take our Triton cheers from concert to court for exciting game play featuring UC San Diego Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal Poly! The Triton Tailgate Concert is part of Homecoming's signature line up. Learn more about Homecoming signature programs

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

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Homecoming Hub & Family Weekend Check-In

8 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT

Homecoming Package Holders will check-in to pick up Homecoming Weekend swag. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry. Preferred items include peanut butter, pasta, dried beans, rice, and culturally reflective food items.


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Homecoming Continental Breakfast & Student Research Showcase

8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT

Enjoy a light continental breakfast and learn what our student-researchers are examining from a variety of subjects; Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math (STEM), the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. See how these students do research at UC San Diego. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Academic Enrichment Program.


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Homecoming Family Weekend Welcome and Family of the Year Celebration

9:45-10:45 a.m. PDT

Join us for a special keynote welcome and the recognition of our recipients for the 2022 Families of the Year. Learn more about Family of the Year


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Bring the Triton Spirit Sessions: Part 1

11-11:45 a.m. PDT

Choose from a great selection of sessions specifically designed to support your student’s journey, connect you to the UC San Diego community, and grow your Triton Spirit! Session topics coming soon!

  • UC Speed Dating with Campus Resources
  • Cheers to the Last Year: Kicking Off Your Student’s Final Year
  • (Re)Connecting with Each Other: Interpersonal Relationship Workshop
  • Expanding Your Horizons: Experience Outside the Classroom
  • Getting Crafty

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Bring the Triton Spirit Sessions: Part 2

12-12:45 p.m. PDT

Choose from a great selection of sessions specifically designed to support your student’s journey, connect you to the UC San Diego community, and grow your Triton Spirit! Session topics coming soon!

  • UC Speed Dating with Campus Resources
  • Triton Journeys: Life as a Latinx Student
  • (Re)Connecting with Each Other: Interpersonal Relationship Workshop
  • Expanding Your Horizons: Experience Outside the Classroom
  • Getting Crafty

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An Afternoon with the Colleges

2-3:15 p.m. PDT

Cap off your Saturday by spending your afternoon connecting with staff, students and faculty from your student’s college!

Contact

For questions about Family Weekend, please contact Parent & Family Programs at (858) 534-7273 or parents@ucsd.edu.

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Homecoming Signature Programs

Triton Tailgate Concert and Women’s Volleyball

Triton Tailgate Concert and Women’s Volleyball

Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5 p.m. PDT

Join us for the annual Triton Tailgate Concert with Johnny Cash tribute band Cash’d Out, plus good eats, games and more. We’ll take our Triton cheers from concert to court for exciting game action, featuring UC San Diego Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal Poly!

26th Annual Triton 5K

26th Annual Triton 5K

Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m. PDT

It’s a race like non other. Participate on campus (and virtually) with a new course and fun surprises along the way, as we celebrate the transformational impact of philanthropy because of donors like you.

Junior Triton Run

Junior Triton Run

Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. PDT

The Junior Triton Run is a great way for children (12 and younger) to get outdoors, moving and having fun! Whether running, biking, skating or swimming, everyone’s a winner! Children may participate in person or virtually.

Take a Triton to Class

Take a Triton to Class

October 17-21, 2022 from Various Times

Everyone is invited back to campus, virtually, to experience current classes, alongside today's students. Choose from classes in sociology, psychology, management and more.

Athletic Matches

Athletic Matches

October 19-22, 2022 from Various Times

Be a part of the action, as you cheer on your UC San Diego Tritons throughout Homecoming!

Understanding that COVID-19 variants are still a significant concern in our community, and out of an abundance of caution, we strongly encourage the use of masks at our events, and recommend guests be fully vaccinated and take an antigen test just prior to arrival.

Thank you for helping us slow the spread of COVID in our community. To stay up to date, visit the Return to Learn and CDC websites.