Family Weekend Schedule of Events
Join us, October 16 - 18, for the 8th Annual Family Weekend, a campus-wide event created just for families!
You're invited to spend time with your student, have fun, and learn more about the UC San Diego experience. See a schedule below. Prepare for tons of Triton fun and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your student!
- Friday, October 16 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. (Price Center East Foyer)
- Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Price Center East Foyer)
Bring a non-perishable food item to support our new UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry! Most needed items include any meals in a can (i.e. stew, chili, soup), tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, low-sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned fruit packaged in juice, canned vegetables (low salt), pasta, rice, and other bags of grains.
Participants will receive a one of kind Family Weekend lanyard and nametag, and two Family Weekend mugs will be given per family.
See information below for a brief 2015 program outline. Full schedule is now available. Please note that activities are subject to change. Also note that exams and other student acitivities may conflict with Family Weekend. Please discuss plans for attending Family Weekend with your student before starting the registration process.Refunds will not be granted once your family is registered.
Climb Time | Between 1–4 p.m. (last group taken at 3:30 p.m.)
Outback Adventures Climbing Center
Zipline and Family Challenge with Outback Adventures | Between 1–4 p.m. (last group taken at 3:30 p.m.)
UCSD Challenge Course, Grove Reserve near Spanos Track
Price Center East Ballroom
Price Center West Ballroom
A Continental Breakfast of Tritons | 8–10 a.m.
Zanzibar and 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.
Be among the first 100 to receive a Family Weekend drinking cup at selected sessions!
Sessions will include:
- The Truth About Med School
- The Social Science of Online Dating, Presented by UC San Diego Professor Kevin Lewis
- First in the Family: First Generation Parents & Families
- Cute or Creepy? Life Skills on Healthy Relationships
- The "In Betweens": A Session for Families of Sophomores and Juniors
- Beyond UC San Diego Borders: Study Abroad
- Your Well-Being: Your Success with The Zone
- One Stop Triton Resource Expo
UCSD Recreation Presents Wacky Pants Zumba | 9 –10 a.m. Town Square (by Student Services Center)
College Connections | 11 a.m. –1 p.m.
On the registration, you must indicate that you will attend this event. Selecting your student's college does not suffice.
UCSD Tritons at the San Diego Zoo | 2 – 5 p.m. (general admission)
UCSD Night at the San Diego Zoo (San Diego Zoo & Dinner) | 5 – 8 p.m. (exclusively for UC San Diego families)
Farewell Brunch and Family of the Year Award | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Price Center East Ballroom
Be eligible to win an Ipad, camera or Bookstore gift basket!
Special promotions for Family Weekend - Pick up your coupons at the check-in tables
- Friday – 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday – 12 - 5 p.m.
- Sunday – Closed
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)
1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Friday‐Sunday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FREE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK RENTAL is granted with your Family Weekend badge at UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center! Show your lanyard at the front desk to redeem your rental.
Questions about the MBAC? Please call (858) 488‐1000.
For more information contact the Parents' Helpline at (858) 534-7273, or email email@example.com.