Second Annual Triton Day Draws Thousands


Thousands of admitted students and their families visited UCSD as part of the second annual Triton Day, Saturday, April 6. 

The daylong event featured a series of activities that lasted throughout the day, including academic sessions, college tours, performances, open houses, and a student organization fair.

The day began with a 20-minute welcome session at Price Center, which introduced the admitted students and families to campus and provided them with information about the day’s events. 

After the welcome session, college ambassadors led students to their respective undergraduate colleges, where they spent the morning learning about different student and academic service opportunities. Activities included residential life tours and an information session about college events. Afterward, students had the option to attend a variety of sessions and activities offered throughout the day. 

Academic sessions allowed students the opportunity to meet faculty and staff from a variety of UCSD’s academic departments and learn about their chosen majors and minors.

In addition to campus sessions, a variety of open houses, including Geisel Library, RIMAC Arena, the LGBT Resource Center and the Jacobs School of Engineering allowed students and families to independently tour UCSD’s on-campus facilities.

A student organization fair took place on Library Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and featured numerous on-campus student organizations. 

 Changes from last year’s Triton Day included the relocation of Charting the Course, a college planning and information session, from the Faculty Club to the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall to accommodate a larger audience. 

“This year, Triton Day featured a few new events, including the Student Life BBQ, an end of the day event to connect admitted students with current students in a relaxed and social atmosphere,” Assistant Manager of Marketing and Media Relations Christine Clark said. 

More food vendors participated in Triton Day this year, including Housing, Dining, and Hospitality dining halls Pines, Cafe Ventanas, Canyon Vista, and Foodworx, which were opened from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurgood Marshall College offered a variety of food vendors for its Cultural Celebration, serving dishes of delis, tacos, gyros and lemongrass barbecued chicken.