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My Story: Student Kiki Drew on Coming Out and the Value of Community

June 27, 2023

In honor of Pride Month we connected with junior Kiki Drew to learn their coming out story, how their identity empowers them and ways they are involved in the LGBTQ+ community.

Hats Off to the Class of 2023

June 20, 2023

On Saturday more than 5,000 graduating students and their family and friends gathered on RIMAC Field for All Campus Commencement. Keynote talks from UC Regent John A. Pérez, senior Letzy Vargas and Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla commented on the value of commitment, risk-taking and failure.

‘Things Must Fall Apart to Fall into Place’

June 15, 2023

In her own words, Student Commencement Speaker Letzy Vargas shares her pathway to UC San Diego, what it means to be the first in her family to graduate from college, lessons learned about the importance of mental health and the change she wants to make as a future physician.

From Deployment to Diploma

June 15, 2023

UC San Diego enrolls the most military-affiliated undergraduate students of any University of California campus. Over 100 students are currently serving while obtaining their degree; more than 200 are veterans; and 2,300 are dependents of military service members.

5 Tips to Ace Your Fulbright Award Application

June 13, 2023

Have you ever considered studying, teaching or conducting research abroad? Your dreams can become a reality through the Fulbright Program. For those who are considering applying, we connected with five UC San Diego students and recent alumni on what makes a successful application.

The Preuss School Class of 2023 Celebrates Commencement

June 12, 2023

This year 94% of scholars from The Preuss School, a charter middle and high school on the UC San Diego campus, were accepted to a four-year university; all of them are the first in their family to attend college.

‘I Am Forever Grateful’

June 1, 2023

When we reached out to UC San Diego’s graduating students, we posed many questions. One of the most important – who at the university made a difference in your life? The result was an outpouring of love for various students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff.

Take 10 with a Triton: Jo Jo Lee on Responding to Crises and Facing Fears

May 25, 2023

UC San Diego alumna Jo Jo Lee recently joined the university's new mobile mental health crisis response team, called the Triton Compassionate Response Team (Triton CORE). She shares what it's like to support students experiencing a crisis, how she is continually facing her fears and more.

A Photographer’s 45-Year Voyage to Capture Pacific Island Culture

May 4, 2023

UC San Diego's 17th annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Celebration will include a keynote talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Manny Crisostomo, a film festival, music performances, lectures and more throughout May.

Native Youth Inspired to ‘Dream the Impossible’

May 4, 2023

Middle and high school students and their families took take part in the annual Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference, this year held at UC San Diego. The goal is to inspire higher education aspirations and reconnection with Native culture.
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