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September 30, 2021
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Welcome Back, Tritons


Fall is here and the new academic year has begun with enthusiasm, high energy and lots of Triton spirit. Campus is once again bustling as students explore the university’s new living and learning spaces, cheer on Division I scholar-athletes and dive into fresh opportunities for connection and community. 
Welcome back students

UC San Diego Welcomes Students, Faculty and Staff Back to a Transformed Campus

UC San Diego is experiencing a significant and exciting transformation, with multiple projects underway to make the campus a premier destination for students, patients and community members. Read More »
Fall Welcome

Student Life Reignites with Treasured Campus Traditions, New Degrees and Division I Competition

Treasured traditions that mark the beginning of a new school year were renewed this September, sparking excitement among students as they arrived on campus for the start of fall quarter. Read More »
Convocation keynote  

Convocation Keynote Empowers Students to Celebrate Every Victory

The university’s newest Tritons kicked off the start of their collegiate journey at the 2021 New Student Convocation with words of wisdom and inspiration. Read More »
Students at Triton Weeks of Welcome.

Triton Weeks of Welcome

During Triton Weeks of Welcome, students had the chance to participate in a variety of activities including performing a dance routine at the UnOlympics, participating in a surfing lesson during Meet the Beach, celebrating the move to Division I at Triton Tide Fan Fest and more. View Slideshow »
Elizabeth Villa HHMI Investigator

Elizabeth Villa Selected as 2021 HHMI Investigator

UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Elizabeth Villa has been selected as a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Read More »
New Scoliosis Procedure

New Scoliosis Procedure Helps One-Time Olympic Hopeful Compete Again

A new spine surgery pioneered in Southern California by UC San Diego Health uses spinal rods engineered to be patient-specific. Read More »

Fighting Fire with Data Science »


Students, Faculty and Staff Assemble Do-It-Yourself Air Filtration Boxes that Fight COVID-19 Spread »


Graduate Students Honored as Siebel Scholars »


Washington Post  |  September 28

Weekly coronavirus tests are a terrible substitute for vaccination »

NPR  |  September 24

Japan's outspoken, U.S.-educated vaccine minister wants to be the next prime minister »

San Diego Union-Tribune  |  September 28

UCSD could get the green light this week to begin a $2.5B reconstruction of its large, aging Hillcrest campus »

San Diego Union-Tribune  |  September 28

UC San Diego researchers start program to pair youths and seniors to combat loneliness »


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October 18 – 24, 2021


Improving Research Security »

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Call for Applications – Deadline Nov. 1, 2021 »

Updates from Human Resources »

All Senate Welcome Fall 2021 »


9/30/21 at 6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. CSU Bakersfield (ESPN+)

10/1/21 at 7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Riverside (ESPN+)

10/2/21 at 6 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton (ESPN+)

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