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Foundational. Transferable. Enduring.

  • We teach students to think critically, express creatively and communicate clearly — skills favored by employers.
  • We are listed among the top 23 in subject area rankings (U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings).
  • We help students make sense of the world and imagine the future.

Homecoming Weekend

Come back home to campus for the sweetest, most super-sized Homecoming UC San Diego has ever known! Take in a few athletic events, a tasty barbecue, a class reunion, an outdoor music festival or a performance at La Jolla Playhouse.

Homecoming 2018

Groundbreaking Institutes

The Institute of Arts and Humanities

Encompassing a broad range of methods, the institute generates and supports projects that help equip our community with the creativity, empathy and analysis for practicing a collaborative and more equitable human experience.

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The Institute for Practical Ethics

As one of the signature initiatives of the division, the institute is formed as an interdisciplinary research unit within UC San Diego dedicated to the goal of creating socially responsible science and policy.

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The Engine of Creative Innovation

Armed with foundational knowledge, transferable skills and enduring experience, Arts and Humanities graduates don’t just impact the workforce — they leave a dent. With your philanthropic support of the division, we can make waves for the greater good.

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News from the Division

Live, Learn, Play: Vibrant New Neighborhood Breaks Ground on Campus

History Ph.D. graduate Alina Mendez wins Fellowship Award for Humanistic Studies

NEH Awards $43.1 Million for Projects Nationwide, Including $750,000 for the Division

Featured Events

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Sept. 24 | Convocation

New Student Welcome Convocation & Dinner featuring Dept. of History alum Dave Marchick ‘88

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Sept. 27 | Celebrate the Arts

Free UC San Diego student event as part of Welcome Week 2018 with performances & giveaways

Sept. 30 | Day of Service

Join UC San Diego Alumni, students and the greater Triton community to resore Chollas Lake Park

The Campaign for UC San Diego

At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. The Campaign for UC San Diego is a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus and ultimately the world. #GiveUCSD #ContinueTheNonTradition

Continue the Nontradition