Visiting & Tours
DISCOVER UC SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego’s campus offers more than just salt air, sunshine and sweeping ocean views. From state-of the-art labs and research facilities to innovative spaces for exploring art and fostering creativity, it’s a destination for bold thinkers and curious minds. Come visit us and discover what it means to be a Triton. Your next big adventure could start here.
Explore our beautiful seaside campus virtually, in person or both—and see what makes UC San Diego the perfect environment to make a big impact. Discover our world-renowned public art collection, marvel at unique architecture or walk along Scripps Pier, where researchers are working to solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Tours are very limited at this time.
GETTING TO CAMPUS
Arriving by car? Our La Jolla campus is conveniently located just off I-5. Visitors can purchase hourly parking at parking pay stations or on their mobile device.
Whether you’re arriving by bus, the COASTER train or the Blue Line Trolley that connects our La Jolla campus to the local San Diego community and beyond, we’ve got you covered.
GETTING AROUND CAMPUS
Ready to explore? You might prefer the path less traveled, but if you’re short on time, our campus maps, waypoint indicators and shuttles can help ensure you hit all the campus highlights.
As a destination for entertainment, inspiration abounds at UC San Diego. From lectures and workshops to concerts and cultural heritage events, we offer ample opportunities to expand your mind beyond the pages of a textbook.
With new and unique offerings every day, there’s something for everyone on our campus calendar.
Epstein Family Amphitheater
Our state-of-the-art outdoor entertainment venue is designed with entertainers of the highest caliber in mind.
We’ve curated a lineup of performing and media arts events to engage, energize and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego.
Embrace your curiosity and form new connections with a full lineup of student-focused events designed to enrich your UC San Diego experience.
Join the sea of blue and gold and cheer our Division I scholar-athletes to victory. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Triton.
ARTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
Explore UC San Diego’s wealth of arts events, installations, screenings and more.Learn More About the Arts@UC San Diego
Life at UC San Diego
Dining on Campus
Places to Eat at UC San Diego
From late-night eats and coffee shops to a variety of international cuisines, our campus offers dining options to suit every palate.
University Centers Dining
Boba drinks, Indian street food and Thai fusion dishes are just a few of the many offerings within our University Centers, which are home to both locally owned restaurants and well-known national chains.
UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality: Restaurants and Markets
With an exclusively vegan eatery and lounge, the largest halal-certified residential dining facility in the nation and certified kosher menu options—all with a focus on sustainability—eating on campus has never been easier.
All the Essentials
UC San Diego Bookstore
Stock up on everything from textbooks and computers to the latest Triton gear at the UC San Diego Bookstore, located in Price Center East. Visit the bookstore’s Sunshine Market for convenient grab-n-go products including snacks, groceries and home and dorm essentials.
University Centers Shops & Services
A full-service salon, a bike & skate shop, an Amazon pickup location and more: you’ll find it all here on campus.
Our Target campus store is unique and provides a curated assortment of products and services tailored to the specific needs and wants of students, staff and faculty. It even includes a CVS Pharmacy.
Work Hard, Play Hard
Take a yoga class, navigate our challenge course, learn how to surf or face off against your fellow Tritons in a game of basketball. Between our countless recreational offerings and the year-round Southern California sunshine, it’s easy to stay active both on and off campus.
La Jolla Playhouse
Our campus is home to the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, a professional, not-for-profit venue that’s gained nationwide recognition as “the place to see what’s next on the American theatre landscape.”
Our reimagined 11,000 square-foot Craft Center offers classes and workshops ranging from ceramics and woodworking to culinary arts and surfboard shaping.
With study spaces, labs and access to the largest university research library system in the world, the Library is the perfect place to follow your curiosity and think outside the box.