Homecoming Weekend
October 18-20, 2019

UC San Diego Homecoming is planned by Parent & Family Programs, Alumni, and Athletics whose goals are to make sure every Triton feels a part of the campus celebration. There will be events for families, students, alumni, athletes, faculty, and staff.

Signature events - Homecoming Kick Off and Men's and Women's Soccer Games; Tailgate, Concert and Women's Volleyball Match; and the Triton Farewell Brunch will bring families, students, alumni, and athletes together to celebrate UC San Diego Homecoming. Below, look for the Homecoming logo designation that identify these events.

In addition, Homecoming features events just for families of undergraduate students to support your student’s experience at the university. Spend quality time with your student, take a selfie with King Triton, enjoy a picnic-style dinner on the green, mingle with faculty who teach your student, meet staff and alumni, and learn what's new at UC San Diego. 

For more details on family-focused events during Homecoming, view the schedule.

Friday, October 18

Note: Friday events are available for Weekend Package Holders only.

Shop at the Bookstore | 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price Center West, Inside the Price Center Plaza


Homecoming Hub | 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Price Center Plaza
The Hub! Where everything fun is happening for families, alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Listen to a Live DJ, win prizes, enjoy snacks, shop at the Bookstore, grab lunch at the Price Center, and relax on green. 


Homecoming Weekend Check-In | 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Price Center Plaza
Weekend 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 Kick Off Barbeque | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer versus Chico State | 4:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer versus Chico State | 7:00 p.m.
RIMAC Field
The Triton Family – families, alumni, students, staff, and faculty – gathers for an evening of great food and cheer. 

Saturday, October 19

Note: Saturday package holders begin their weekend on this day.

Homecoming Weekend Check-In | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price Center Plaza
Saturday Package Holders must 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.


Not Your Green Eggs and Ham Continental Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
Library Walk
Enjoy a light continental breakfast while planning your morning.


All Things Tritons for All Triton Families: Part I | 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Choose one session or divide and conquer to attend multiple sessions.
Keys: (*) sophomore students | (**) senior students. | No designation signifies that the session is opened to all class years.

  • Cheers to the Last Year (**)
  • UC Speed Dating + You
  • Bike the Campus
  • Did You Know Your Personality Has a Color?
  • Home Away from Home, AGAIN? Preparing for Off-Campus Living (*)

Shop at the Bookstore | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price Center West, Inside the Price Center Plaza


All Things Tritons for All Triton Families: Part II | 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Choose one session or divide and conquer to attend multiple sessions.
Keys: (*) sophomore students | (**) senior students. | No designation signifies that the session is opened to all class years.

  • UC Speed Dating + You
  • Bike the Campus
  • Paging Future Doctors: A Panel on Health Professions (**)
  • Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad
  • Triton Journeys: Supporting Your Student’s Exploration (*) (**)

College (Re)Connection Luncheons | 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At Your Student's College | Meet on Library Walk to be walked to the college. Departing at 11:30 a.m.
The college staff is excited to host families and students for lunch and entertainment. Meet the staff who help make this large university feel like a closed-knit community. Note: You must have indicated in the registration your intent to attend. Day of show will not be granted.


Hangout at the Homecoming Hub | 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Price Center Plaza
The Hub! Where everything fun is happening for families, alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Listen to music, win prizes, shop at the Bookstore, grab a froyo at Yogurt World, snack at the Price Center, or relax on the green.


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Triton Tailgate & Concert | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
RIMAC Field


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UC San Diego Women’s Volleyball Match versus Stanislaus State University | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RIMAC Arena

Sunday, October 20

Note: Sunday events are available for Weekend Package Holders only.

Shop at the Bookstore | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price Center West, Inside the Price Center Plaza


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Triton Farewell Brunch with Family and Alumni | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price Center West Ballroom

Additional Happenings

Additional happenings throughout the weekend
The following options are available all weekend. Advance registration is not required. Make sure you wear your Homecoming Weekend Badge to illustrate you are a participant of the weekend festivities. 

UC San Diego Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) | All Weekend | 8:00 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! Note: Transportation to MBAC is on your own.


La Jolla Playhouse Presents: WOW Festival (Without Walls Festival) | October 17 – October 20
District of Liberty Station, San Diego
The Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) program is a dizzying array of interactive and site-inspired theatre for energetic art lovers, thrill seekers, and families. For details and to register, visit https://lajollaplayhouse.org/wow-festival-2019/ Note: Transportation to Liberty Station is on your own. 


Campus Recreation Facilities | See link for hours 
Various Locations 
Enjoy open access to campus recreation facilities during Homecoming Weekend, including RIMAC (weight room, cardio equipment, and racquetball/squash courts), Canyonview Aquatic Center (two outdoor 50-meter pools), tennis courts, Main Gym Complex and track. For hours of operation, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/facilities/

Note: Schedule is subject to some changes.

Questions:

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