11th Annual Family Weekend
October 19-21, 2018

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

Registration closes Sunday, October 14 (extended).

Family Weekend is a feature of UC San Diego Homecoming Weekend, with some pretty sweet events just for families. There are three signature events for each day of the weekend with a welcome reception on Friday night, tailgate and women's volleyball game on Saturday, and a family brunch on Sunday. The rest of the weekend includes many offerings to engage with the campus, learn about several resources, and meet alumni, faculty and staff.

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Friday, October 19

Check-in & Support the Triton Food Pantry | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Price Center Plaza
Check-In is reserved for Weekend Package Holders. The Triton Food Pantry can use your help! Bring any of the following items: peanut butter, pasta, dried beans, rice and culturally reflective food items.

Need dinner ideas? No need to go off campus and look for parking again! There are many dinner options including the Price Center, Faculty Club, and the Loft. 


Welcome Reception & Triton Pin Ceremony | 6:30 7:30 p.m.
Price Center Plaza


Annual Haunted Hoedown | 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Main Gym and Student Center (near Muir College campus)
This Haunted Hoedown is created by students whom interned at such places as Disney World aspiring to be park-place engineers. They are amazing!

Saturday, October 20

Check-in & Support the Triton Pantry | 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Price Center Plaza
Check-In is reserved for Saturday Package Holders. The Triton Food Pantry can use your help! Bring any of the following items: peanut butter, pasta, dried beans, rice and culturally reflective food items.


Breakfast N’ Research | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  
(Continental breakfast is served until 9:30 a.m.)
Library Walk
Note: Please make sure you first check-in to receive your badge and welcome bag.


Family Toolkit Sessions I | 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Choose one session or divide and conquer to attend multiple sessions.
Keys: (*) sophomore students | (**) senior students. No * signifies any class years

  • Show Me the Money!
  • Tritons Abroad
  • Cap and Gown! Senior Send-Off Celebration (**)
  • Home Away From Home Again? Preparing for Off-Campus Living (*)
  • Tour of Geisel Library

Family Toolkit Sessions II | 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Choose one session or divide and conquer to attend multiple sessions.
Keys: (*) sophomore students | (**) senior students. No * signifies any class years

  • More than Getting a Job - Supporting your Student’s Career Development 
  • Preparing for Medical School and Other Health Professions 
  • What’s Your True Color?
  • Maximizing Year Two - Succeeding as Sophomores (*)
  • A Tour of the Geisel Library

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.
Join the college staff 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 you will attend this event by selecting your student's assigned college. Day of show will not be permitted.


Afternoon Triton Adventures | 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Choose your adventure.

  • Walking Tour Scavenger Hunt | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Select locations near the colleges (immediately after lunch)
  • Movie Screening: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes | 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Featuring a discussion with director and alumnus, John DeBello '75 
    Price Center Theater
  • Zone Out | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    The Zone (next to Price Center Theater)
  • Family Reunion and Afternoon Tea: (Invite Only) | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Price Center Ballroom East

Triton Tailgate: A Barbecue and Music Festival | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
RIMAC Field


UC San Diego Women’s Volleyball Match vs Sonoma State University | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RIMAC Court

Sunday, October 21

Additional Happenings

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

UC San Diego Bookstore | Friday,  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday, Closed
Price Center West


UC San Diego Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center | Friday – Sunday, 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! Transportation is on your own.


Hundred Days | Friday, 2:00 p.m. | Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Sunday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse
An exhilarating musical memoir, written and performed by acclaimed husband-and-wife duo, The Bengsons.
For information and to purchase tickets ($10 for students, $39 for guests), visit https://lajollaplayhouse.org/  


Portable Planetarium | Saturday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center
Be an astronomer for the day. 


Campus Recreation Facilities | See link for hours | All Weekend 
Various Locations 
Enjoy open access to all campus recreation facilities during Family 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/


Self Guided Tour of the Stuart Art Collections
Various Locations
Take a stroll and visit all 19 art collections placed throughout campus. http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/ 

Questions:

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