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  • 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

Chamber Opera Addressing Gun Violence to Receive World Premiere Oct. 24, 26, 27

MFA Artist Heejung Shin Named First David Antin Prize Winner at UC San Diego

Literature's Rae Armantrout longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in poetry

Featured Events

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Oct. 10 | Innovator Series

Held at The Basement at 3 p.m., Visual Arts alum Scott Chacon '02 is co-founder of GitHub and the new app Chatterbug

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Oct. 22 | Pecha Kucha

New MFA students in Visual Arts will present their work in the Pecha Kucha format: 20 images up for 20 seconds each

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Oct. 24 | Film Screening

The Institute of Arts and Humanities will screen "Singing Our Way to Freedom," with a discussion to follow

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

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