Our Campus and Community

As UC San Diego transforms into a true living and learning community, we have the opportunity to reenvision our campus. But we don’t just do this through brick and mortar. Our efforts to engage our campus and community through outreach and education continue our nontradition of bold experimentation and risk-taking every day.

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Campus Transformation

Walk through campus and you can’t miss the physical changes that are coming to life. Beyond the new buildings, there is an intellectual and cultural transformation underway that is reenergizing the student experience, sparking breakthrough research and innovation, and connecting our campus as a destination for art, athletics, culture, recreation, world-class patient care and more.

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Engagement and Education

Education is more than what is learned in a lecture hall or a lab; it is about learning through exploration of our world. From the latest ocean research at Birch Aquarium to Geisel Library events that explore history and literature, your gift will help us engage our community with discoveries that are shaping our world.

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Arts and Culture

UC San Diego is pioneering more than just science and engineering. Our programs across campus give our students and community opportunities to experiment and experience culture in new ways. From bringing diverse global artists to campus to attending student productions, your investment will foster our campus community's passion for the arts.

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Inclusive Community

We take a proactive approach when it comes to cultivating an inclusive, welcoming environment where all students will thrive. Support for precollege programs to help incoming freshman, community centers that offer a sense of belonging, and increasingly diverse faculty ensure our campus is inclusive and equitable in a way that elevates engagement and learning.

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At UC San Diego, our scholar-athletes are anything but ordinary. They see the world differently in the classroom, in our community, and on the fields of play. And philanthropic support will unify our Triton athletics teams and supporters as we pursue our most exciting opportunity to date: our move to Division I athletics.

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