UC San Diego Pivots to Offer a Virtual Triton Day Experience
As Californians practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, a new wave of first-year and transfer students will take to the internet to discover all that UC San Diego has to offer during the upcoming Virtual Triton Days.
While there is nothing like exploring campus and seeing its iconic ocean backdrop in person, a fully online virtual celebration will help thousands of newly admitted students and their families learn more about undergraduate life at the university. Admitted first-year students will go online to celebrate Virtual Triton Day on Saturday, April 4. Admitted transfer students can take part in Virtual Transfer Triton Day on Saturday, May 9.
This Saturday, admitted students are invited to begin engaging with the campus at 8 a.m. PST for the first live Triton Talk webinar before navigating the Virtual Triton Day website on their own. Students and their families can surf through the website’s offerings which include engaging pre-recorded videos, helpful links to various university resources and live social media feeds. In addition, live Triton Talk webinars are offered throughout the day, covering topics ranging from college overviews to student panels that provide an opportunity for new admits to hear from campus leaders, ask questions and learn more about the world-class education they will receive at UC San Diego. The website will house fresh content throughout the month of April leading up to the May 1 decision deadline for first-year students.
Due to the growing concern regarding COVID-19, all nine campuses serving undergraduates in the UC system are taking their admission events online. UC San Diego’s virtual event has been designed to replicate an in-person experience and will feature a welcome message from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons.
“The health and well-being of our current and future campus community is always our top priority,” said Chancellor Khosla. “Virtual Triton Day is a unique opportunity for students and families to safely experience the excitement demonstrated on our physical campus from the comfort and security of home. Through video tours, webinars and other real-time interpersonal interactions, Virtual Triton Day attendees will gain keen insight into UC San Diego’s culture of collaboration, innovation and excellent student experience.“
“It’s been uplifting to see our campus community respond to the challenge of moving Triton Day exclusively online,” said Adele C. Brumfield, UC San Diego’s associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. “We’ve had no shortage of great ideas and content shared with us, and the Enrollment Management team is working hard to ensure that we can showcase the depth and breadth of UC San Diego in meaningful ways to our future Tritons not only as part of Virtual Triton Day and Virtual Transfer Triton Day, but throughout the months leading up to first-year and transfer student decision deadlines.”