Our Campus Community

As UC San Diego strives to become a true living-learning campus, we have the opportunity to reenvision it to better meet the evolving needs of our students, faculty, staff and the community. But we don’t just do this through brick and mortar. We enhance the campus community through outreach, engagement and education. This instills a spirit of bold experimentation and risk-taking.

Engagement and Education

We believe in education that goes far beyond the classroom. That’s why we bring the latest ocean research to life at Birch Aquarium, explore history and literature through Geisel Library events and create opportunities for students to learn from leading artists. Your gift will help us engage the campus community, as well as K–12 students, with discoveries that are shaping our world.


Arts and Culture

Help an aspiring playwright bring her vision to the stage or an undergraduate student experience a chamber music concert for the first time. From bringing diverse global artists to campus to supporting student productions and probing the realm of human imagination, your investment will help us continue the nontradition of an experimental, interdisciplinary passion for the arts.


Inclusive Community

We take a proactive approach when it comes to cultivating an inclusive, welcoming environment where all students will thrive. Your support makes possible scholarships for promoting diversity on campus, mentoring and tutoring resources to ensure students realize their academic potential and cultural programs that foster dialogue and enrich our community.



Athletic scholarships play an important role in attracting motivated student-athletes—many who might not be able to otherwise attend UC San Diego. Athletic scholarships also help the campus remain competitive with other universities that use scholarships to recruit top student-athletes.