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Student Life and Community

Academics aren't the only important part of your student’s UC San Diego journey. Finding and building community is crucial to student success, and getting involved on campus will help your student develop a support network as they navigate campus life.

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Recreation engages students and the campus community to pursue lifelong well-being, growth and success. Offerings include intramural sports, sports clubs, outdoor adventures, esports, fitness and instructional classes, nutrition and health coaching, special events, personal training, and more. Activities and resources like these enhance students’ college experience and help them embrace fun, manage stress, develop resilience and build community.

More about Recreation

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Triton athletics is home to 23 Division I teams, including basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, swimming and more. Students are given free admission to all games — and members of Triton Tide, our official student fan section, are invited to attend exciting pre-game fan fests and take part in in-game performances and entertainment.

More about Athletics

The Arts

UC San Diego is a trailblazer in visual and performing arts. We believe art connects us, allowing us to break down barriers and understand each other by deepening empathy, sparking dialogue and helping build friendships and community. Our campus is home to an incredible array of arts offerings, from professional performances and lectures to spaces that foster and encourage artistic expression and creativity.

Craft Center

UC San Diego's Craft Center is an 11,000-square-foot facility designed for classes, workshops, studio work and other custom craft experiences.

Explore the Craft Center

The Stuart Collection

A public art collection that is unique among universities in the United States, the Stuart Collection serves to enrich the cultural, intellectual and scholarly life of the campus and local San Diego community.

Learn More

The Epstein Family Amphitheater

The Epstein Family Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art performance venue in the heart of UC San Diego.

Check out the schedule


ArtPower at UC San Diego presents professional performing arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego.

See Upcoming Performances

Other Ways to Connect and Get Involved

Contact Us

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273