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Triton Family Ambassador Parent & Family Programs

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Triton Family Ambassadors are parents and family members of UC San Diego students and alumni who support their student’s college experience and volunteer to help the UC San Diego community through several events.

Family Engagement is Important

Parents and families play an important role in their student’s educational journey. One student’s experience at UC San Diego will defer from other students, which means the ways in which that student is supported will differ from how other students are supported by their family. Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors share how they support their student’s college experience with other family members and the UC San Diego community. No matter your hometown or country, or family make-up, every family member possesses life skills and knowledge that support their student’s college experience.

Be Engaged

We draw from your experience to enrich the services, resources, and programs sponsored by the Office of Parent & Family Programs. As a parent and family member, you bring life experiences and culture that we view as assets from which people connect and draw information. Share your talents with UC San Diego!

Opportunities for engagement

Parent & Family Programs is intentional in engaging with you and with your student’s experience. We know that support comes in different forms, many unstructured (i.e., cooking for your student, going to their games, providing advice). The sign-up form will ask specific questions to connect you with a wider range of opportunities that may be directly related to your student’s identities and needs. Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors will participate in events and programs which include, like talking with prospective families during regional receptions, participating on panels at Triton Days or at your student’s college, serving as translators for parents who are English as a second language learners, and more. Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors will learn about these opportunities through email communication. We provide details to help you decide if your availability aligns with the programs and events.

Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors can make a meaningful philanthropic gift to the Parents Fund, your student's College, your student's academic department, or an area on campus which interests you.
For more information, please visit
Parent and Family Giving.

Register to be a Triton Family Ambassador

  • We will use your contact information to communicate with you about various opportunities.

  • We will only use your contact information for university purposes.

  • We will never share your contact information with outside UC San Diego parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent and Family Top Questions

Got questions? Use this resource to find answers to all your frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273 | parents@ucsd.edu