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.
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.
The annual Legacy Lecture, hosted by the UC San Diego Scholars Society, is an event in which a nominated professor gives a unique talk based on the prompt "If this were the last lecture you ever gave, what would you want to share with the world?"
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.
Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego Celebrates Trailblazers at Fifth Annual Women in Leadership EventEvents & Happenings
June 18, 2023, marks the 40th anniversary of the day Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger to become America’s first woman in space. Today, the Women in Leadership event is presented annually by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego to honor a decades-long legacy of blazing new trails.
Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. At UC San Diego, the university is honoring the holiday with a series of events ranging from a daylong community celebration to a symposium centered around enhancing the Black student experience.
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