Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Join us October 20 - 22 for the 10th Anniversary Family Weekend, a campus-wide event created for families!

Bring the family and prepare for tons of Triton fun and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your student.

2017 Schedule

Click on the tabs below for brief highlights of the 2017 schedule of events. For the full, detailed 2017 schedule, click here: 2017 Schedule Of Events. Activities are subject to change.

Please note that exams and other student acitivities may conflict with Family Weekend. Be sure to discuss plans for attending Family Weekend with your student before starting the registration process.

Check back in October to download the 2017 Program for use during Family Weekend. We will also provide a Program during check in.  

Pre-Weekend Options

PRE-WEEKEND OPTIONS
Arriving early? Family Weekend officially begins Friday night. Below are some ways to enjoy the campus. Some events require advance registration exclusive from the Family Weekend registration.                               

UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Take a short trip down to Mission Bay, San Diego’s aquatic playground for a free rental of a stand up paddle board or kayak. The rental includes a short orientation. No prior experience is required!


Campus Recreation Facilities | See link for hours 
Various Locations 
Enjoy access to all campus recreation facilities during Family Weekend. Visit http://recreation.ucsd.edu/ for facilities’ hours of operation. 


iCafé | 12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Join the International Center for a globally-inspired lunch and entertainment. Only $5, cash only. Cost of lunch is not included in the Family Weekend registration; you will pay at the location. For details, visit: http://icenter.ucsd.edu/about/programs-events/icafe.html 


Crash a Course
Experience what it’s like to be a UC San Diego student and sit in on a class. A list of available classes will be available at http://admissions.ucsd.edu/tours/ucsd-for-a-day.html


Triton Campus Tours | See link for hours
Never taken a tour of campus? Sign up for the regularly scheduled tours that occur on Fridays and Saturdays. This is NOT part of your Family Weekend Registration, so will require a separate sign up. For more information about times and to sign up, visit http://admissions.ucsd.edu/tours/


Self-Guided Campus Tour of the Stuart Collections
Visit the 19 Stuart Collections, with the newly added The Wind Garden, sporadically placed on campus with each telling a story. Learn more at http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/. Click on the Map tab to see the suggested routes. Please note the Fallen Star is closed during Family Weekend.


Architecture Tours: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The Salk Institute continues to be acclaimed by architecture critics as one of the world’s boldest structures. Completed in 1965 and now designated a historical site, the Institute fulfills founder Dr. Jonas Salk’s vision of a facility with open, unobstructed laboratory interiors set in a dramatic location that inspires creativity among its researchers (http://www.salk.edu/events/tour-information/). Tours are weekdays and $15 per person; $10 for students with ID, seniors and Military; and free to children 12 and under. For tour information and to make a reservation, email Salk tours at tours@salk.edu or (858) 453-4100, x1287, weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20

Check-in | 3 - 7 p.m.
Price Center East Foyer
The Triton Pantry can use your help! Bring any of the following items; cereal, peanut butter, jam, mac & cheese, pasta, breakfast bars, oatmeal, cooking oil, and/or rice.

Triton Welcome Reception | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Price Center East Ballroom

Whodunit Mystery Show | 8 - 10 p.m.

Price Center West Ballroom

Saturday, October 21

Check-in | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Price Center East Foyer
The Triton Pantry can use your help! Bring any of the following items; cereal, peanut butter, jam, mac & cheese, pasta, breakfast bars, oatmeal, cooking oil, and/or rice.

Breakfast with Triton Researchers | 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center (near Town Square)


Triton Ed Sessions | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Various Locations
Choose one session or divide and conquer:

  • Health Beat: Preparing for Med School and other Health Professions
  • The Game of Life: Support Your Student's Career Development
  • Free Money! It's Real and Financial Aid and Scholarships can help you!
  • Where in the World is UC San Diego? Studying Abroad
  • Little Tritons of UC San Diego- Helping Siblings get into UCSD 

College (Re)Connections | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
At your student's College
Join your student’s college for an afternoon of guest speakers, student performances, entertainment, LUNCH and more. Meet the staff that help make this large university feel like a closed-knit community. On the registration, you must indicate that you will attend this event by selecting your student's assigned college.


Wellness Fair | 1 – 4 p.m.
Price Center East Ballroom
Join your student’s college for an afternoon of guest speakers, student performances, entertainment, LUNCH and more. Meet the staff that help make this large university feel like a closed-knit community. On the registration, you must indicate that you will attend this event by selecting your student's assigned college.

Climb Time and Pool TIme | 1 – 4 p.m.
Head out to the Canyonview Aquatic Center for our indoor rock wall, private jacuzzi area, or even trying your hand (or feet) at log rolling. This is part of our Wenness Fair.


UCSD Family Dinner | 4 - 6 p.m.
Price Center
Grab a quick dinner to eat as a family before heading to the Fleet Science Center. Several options are provided inside the Price Center. This casual dining setting will showcase the expanded Price Center, including its history, resources, and art murals.  Everyone utilizing the buses (pre-registration required) must complete dinner shortly before 6:00pm to join the queue.


Game Masters at the Fleet Science Center | 7 – 10 p.m.
1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Game On!  Bring your gaming spirit to this exclusive Family Weekend ONLY celebration at the Fleet Science Center in the beautiful Balboa Park. Play over 100 video games from the early arcade days to modern masterpieces. Enjoy food, music, and festivities at a night to remember. 

Sunday, October 22

Farewell Brunch and Family of the Year Award | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Price Center West Ballroom
Join us for a delicious brunch before heading home and for the acknowledgement of The Family of the Year Award. Want to nominate your family for Family of the Year? Apply here and you could receive a free trip to Family Weekend 2017. 

Throughout the weekend

The following events will occur all weekend. Advance registration through the Family Weekend platform is not available. Some of the events have their own reservation platform while others are open and accessible. Make sure you wear your All Access pass to illustrate you are participant of Family Weekend. 

UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) | Friday‐Sunday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Free stand-up paddle board or kayak rental is granted with your Family Weekend access pass at UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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


UC San Diego Bookstore | Friday 8:00 a.m. ‐ 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 ‐ 5:00 p.m.
Price Center West 
Go home with Triton gear to show off your Triton pride. Shop at the Bookstore with your special Family Weekend Bookstore Coupons, found in your welcome bags.


Infinite Cube | Firday - Saturday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is launching Infinity Cube, a new, immersive art installation that explores bioluminescence by combining glowing creatures with world-class science, high-tech projection and an original soundscape. Step into an 8-foot cube and become surrounded by video projections of single-celled marine organisms — called dinoflagellates — reacting to various stimulants such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure (http://calendar.ucsd.edu/event/infinity-cube-at-birch-aquarium-at-scripps/). General Admission is $18.50 and $14 for children ages 3-17. For more information email aquariuminfor@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-3474

To view a complete Family Weekend 2017 schedule of events with full details, please download the PDF version. This document will be updated with the latest details periodically.

Questions:

For more information contact the Parents' Helpline at (858) 534-7273, or email parents@ucsd.edu.

Family Weekend logo