Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Join us, October 16 - 18, for the 8th Annual Family Weekend, a campus-wide event created just for families!

You're invited to spend time with your student, have fun, and learn more about the UC San Diego experience. See a schedule below. Prepare for tons of Triton fun and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your student!


  • Friday, October 16 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. (Price Center East Foyer)
  • Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Price Center East Foyer)

Bring a non-perishable food item to support our new UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry! Most needed items include any meals in a can (i.e. stew, chili, soup), tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, low-sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned fruit packaged in juice, canned vegetables (low salt), pasta, rice, and other bags of grains. 

Participants will receive a one of kind Family Weekend lanyard and nametag, and two Family Weekend mugs will be given per family.

See information below for a brief 2015 program outline. Full schedule is now available. Please note that activities are subject to change. Also note that exams and other student acitivities may conflict with Family Weekend. Please discuss plans for attending Family Weekend with your student before starting the registration process.Refunds will not be granted once your family is registered.

Friday, October 16

Climb Time | Between 1–4 p.m. (last group taken at 3:30 p.m.)
Outback Adventures Climbing Center

Zipline and Family Challenge with Outback Adventures | Between 1–4 p.m. (last group taken at 3:30 p.m.)
UCSD Challenge Course, Grove Reserve near Spanos Track

Show Your Smarts: Undergraduate Research Showcase | 4 p.m.

Price Center East Ballroom 

So Your Student is Graduating | 4 p.m.
Career Services Center 

Triton Family Comedy Nite! | 8–10 p.m.

Price Center West Ballroom

Saturday, October 17

A Continental Breakfast of Tritons | 8–10 a.m.
Zanzibar and Town Square 

Triton Ed Sessions 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. 
Session 1 from 8:30 – 9:15 
 & Session 2 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Various Locations

Be among the first 100 to receive a Family Weekend drinking cup at selected sessions!

Sessions will include:

  • The Truth About Med School
  • The Social Science of Online Dating, Presented by UC San Diego Professor Kevin Lewis
  • First in the Family: First Generation Parents & Families
  • Cute or Creepy? Life Skills on Healthy Relationships
  • The "In Betweens": A Session for Families of Sophomores and Juniors 
  • Beyond UC San Diego Borders: Study Abroad
  • Your Well-Being: Your Success with The Zone
  • One Stop Triton Resource Expo

UCSD Recreation Presents Wacky Pants Zumba | 9 –10 a.m.
Town Square (by Student Services Center)

College Connections | 11 a.m. –1 p.m.
On the registration, you must indicate that you will attend this event. Selecting your student's college does not suffice.

UCSD Tritons at the San Diego Zoo | 2 – 5 p.m. (general admission)

UCSD Night at the San Diego Zoo (San Diego Zoo & Dinner) | 5 – 8 p.m. (exclusively for UC San Diego families)

Sunday, October 18

Community Service for Project Linus | 9 - 11 a.m. 
Multipurpose Room
Be among the first 100 to receive a Family Weekend drinking cup

Farewell Brunch and Family of the Year Award | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price Center East Ballroom
Be eligible to win an Ipad, camera or Bookstore gift basket!

Throughout the weekend

UC San Diego Bookstore
Price Center West

Special promotions for Family Weekend - Pick up your coupons at the check-in tables

  • Friday – 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – Closed 

UC San Diego Recreation Facilities

Enjoy access to all campus recreation facilities. This includes RIMAC (weight room, cardio equipment, racquetball/squash courts, locker rooms, etc.), the Canyonview Aquatic Center (two outdoor 50-meter pools), tennis courts, Main Gym complex, and track.

Visit for facilities’ hours of operation.

UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) 
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Friday‐Sunday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FREE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK RENTAL is granted with your Family Weekend badge at UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center! Show your lanyard at the front desk to redeem your rental.

Questions about the MBAC? Please call (858) 488‐1000.

Triton Outfitters
Interested in purchasing your very own Triton Family swag? Place an order today and pick-up your items during Family Weekend. 

To view a complete Family Weekend 2015 schedule of events with full details, please download the PDF version.


For more information contact the Parents' Helpline at (858) 534-7273, or email

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