Photos by Alan Decker
UC San Diego will open its doors to admitted students, the campus community and aspiring college students from middle and high school for the second annual Triton Day on Saturday, April 6th. The campus is expected to have 20,000 attendees for the day, which will feature an array of activities ranging from campus tours to college workshops, student festivals and live entertainment, all celebrating what it means to be a Triton.
Triton Day is designed to offer admitted students and their families an enhanced opportunity to discover UC San Diego, including its undergraduate colleges, academic departments, student services and organizations, endless resources and all that encompasses our campus. For students, staff and faculty, the event also offers an opportunity to rediscover the excitement of UC San Diego.
Newly admitted students and their families are anticipating Triton Day and so is UC San Diego’s Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla—this will be his first Triton Day.
“Triton Day is a wonderful opportunity for our UC San Diego community to showcase our diverse campus, stellar academic programs and myriad engagement opportunities available to students,” said Khosla. “I look forward to seeing our students, staff and faculty showcase their work and enthusiasm for UC San Diego. Their passion and vibrancy drew me to this campus, and I hope newly admitted students will choose UC San Diego as I did.”
In addition, a free college planning and information session, “Charting the Course,” will be offered to the public. San Diego middle school, high school and community college students and their families are encouraged to attend the event and learn more about the path to higher education, including planning and paying for college.
“We’re thrilled to host our newly admitted students for Triton Day and to welcome students around San Diego County who we hope have the opportunity to join the Triton family in their future,” added Mae Brown, assistant vice chancellor of admissions and enrollment services at UC San Diego. “We want to show students from our community that higher education is within their reach—‘Charting the Course,’ among other programs, is part of Triton Day for that reason.”
From new admits, to current students and staff members, the dynamic Triton Day events offer something for everyone. Activities planned in and around the heart of campus are scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (activities for admitted students begin earlier) and include the following:
Volunteers are still needed to help with Triton Day. Visit Volunteer50.ucsd.edu for more volunteer information.
For more event information, go to tritonday.ucsd.edu.
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