Family Weekend Schedule of Events
Join us, October 21 - 23, for the 9th Annual Family Weekend, a campus-wide event created just for families!
You're invited to spend time with your student and learn more about the UC San Diego experience. Prepare for tons of Triton fun and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your student!
Click on the tabs below for brief highlights of the 2016 Schedule of Events. Activities are subject to change. Please note that exams and other student acitivities may conflict with Family Weekend. Be sure to discuss plans for attending Family Weekend with your student before starting the registration process. For specific details, download the schedule via PDF form here.
Arriving early? Family Weekend officially begins Friday night. Below are some ways to enjoy the campus.
UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Take a short trip down to Mission Bay, San Diego’s aquatic playground for a free rental of a stand up paddle board or kayak. The rental includes a short orientation. No prior experience is required!
Campus Recreation Facilities | See link for hours
Enjoy access to all campus recreation facilities during Family Weekend. Visit http://recreation.ucsd.edu/ for facilities’ hours of operation.
iCafé | 12 – 1:15 p.m.
Institute of the Americas Courtyard
Join the International Center for a globally-inspired lunch and entertainment. Only $5, cash only. Cost of lunch will not be added to the registration; you will pay at the International Center. For details visit: http://icenter.ucsd.edu/about/programs-events/icafe.html
Crash a Course
Experience what it’s like to be a UC San Diego student and sit in on a class. A list of available classes will be available at http://admissions.ucsd.edu/tours/ucsd-for-a-day.html.
Visit Financial Aid and Scholarships Office | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Services Center Third Floor
Get all your finance questions answered with drop-in appointments at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office on the third floor of the Student Services Center.
Self-Guided Campus Tours including the Stuart Collections
Visit the 18 Stuart Collections sporadically placed on campus with each telling a story. Learn more at http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/. Click on the Map tab to see the suggested routes. Please note the Fallen Star display is closed during this time.
Price Center West Ballroom
A Continental Breakfast of Tritons | 8–10 a.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center (near Town Square)
Triton Ed Sessions | 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 1 from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. & Session 2 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 1 (8:30-9:15) will include:
- The Truths About Med School
- Cute or Creepy? Cybersafety and UCSD
- Building Blocks of Career Development
- Meet, Draw and Have Fun with Parent & Family Program
Session 2 (9:30-10:15) will include:
- Free Money! It's Real and Financial Aid and Scholarships can help you!
- Beyond UC San Diego Borders: Study Abroad
- Meet, Draw and Have Fun with Parent & Family Programs
- Undergraduate Research Showcase
- Ongoing One Stop Triton Resource Expo
UCSD Recreation Presents Wacky Pants Zumba | 9 –9:30 a.m.
Town Square (by Student Services Center) UCSD Campus Police Present Self Defense | 9:30 –10 a.m.
Town Square (by Student Services Center)
College (Re)Connections | 11 a.m. –1 p.m.
At Your Student's Corresponding College
Join your student’s college for an afternoon of guest speakers, student performances, food, entertainment and more. Meet the staff that help make this large university feel like a closed-knit community. On the registration, you must indicate that you will attend this event by selecting your student's assigned college.
Climb Time | Between 1:30–4 p.m.
Outback Adventures Climbing Center
Zipline and Family Challenge with Outback Adventures | Between 1:30–4 p.m.
UCSD Challenge Course, Grove Reserve near Spanos Track
UCSD Family Dinner on your own | 4 - 7 p.m.
Before our biggest event at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, this time is set aside for families to grab dinner on their own either in La Jolla, CA or near Balboa Park, the science center's location.
UCSD Night at Balboa Park (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center) | 7 – 11 p.m.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will remain open exclusively for our Triton Families! Relish in this educational space, great for all ages. And, enjoy the traveling exhibit, “The Art of the Brick,” featuring classic and new works of art brought to life through Lego. Beverages and desserts from the delicious French Gourmet will be served. Transportation will be provided for those who register for a space.
Map of Balboa Park (PDF) | Map of Balboa (interactive)
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center
Farewell Brunch and Family of the Year Award | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Price Center East Ballroom
Celebrate the Family of the Year with great food and a chance to win prizes.
The 2016 Family of the Year will receive complimentary tickets and hotel accommodations for Family Weekend. We're still accepting nominations; closes August 30th. Apply today!
Price Center West
- Friday – 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday – 12 - 5 p.m.
- Sunday – Closed
Special promotions for Family Weekend - Pick up your coupons at the check-in tables
UC San Diego Recreation Facilities
Enjoy access to all campus recreation facilities. This includes RIMAC (weight room, cardio equipment, racquetball/squash courts, locker rooms, etc.), the Canyonview Aquatic Center (two outdoor 50-meter pools), tennis courts, Main Gym complex, and track.
Visit recreation.ucsd.edu for facilities’ hours of operation.
UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) | Friday‐Sunday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Free stand-up paddle board or kayak rental is granted with your Family Weekend badge at UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
Questions about the MBAC? Please call (858) 488‐1000.
To view a complete Family Weekend 2016 schedule of events with full details, please download the PDF version. This document will be updated with the latest details periodically.
For more information contact the Parents' Helpline at (858) 534-7273, or email email@example.com.