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Events & Traditions at Revelle College and UC San Diego


The Anchor

Located adjacent to the Fleet Residence Halls, the Anchor awaits its daily painting. One can pass by the Anchor every day and find a newly defined expression of life at Revelle depicted in colors, text, and event-related context. Get your gear ready for this sundown to sunup tradition!

June – September

New Student Orientation … New Student Website 

Welcome to Revelle College!  Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or family member, we are looking forward to meeting you as the newest member of our college community.  Visit the new student site:

Fall Quarter

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an annual UC San Diego tradition designed to foster Triton Spirit for new and returning students. Get your bearings, make friends, learn more about your new community, and attend the Welcome Convocation and Dinner, the top event of the Week that celebrates your formal entrance to UC San Diego Community of Scholars!


During Welcome Week, students in each college vie for the coveted Golden Shoe. Unolympics is one of the longest running tradition at UC San Diego. Compete in the crazy bat spin, an obstacle course, a balloon relay, and a dance off.

Student Services Fair

Student information fair with over 100 UC San Diego student organizations, live entertainment, food, and free stuff. Hosted by the UC San Diego Center for Student Involvement.

Family Weekend

The Annual UC San Diego Family Weekend is held in October. Parents and families are invited to on campus to get glimpse of campus life and to share in fun activities with their students.

Family Day @ Revelle College

During Family Weekend, join Revelle College’s Provost and staff for a special program designed for Revelle families and students. Connect with Revelle’s staff and students in activities that include engaging speakers, student performances, and time to chat with student leaders and staff.

UC San Diego Founder’s Day

The campus community comes together each November for Founder’s Day to honor the founding of the UC San Diego campus and the remarkable Tritons around the world who make this one of the top 10 public universities in the nation.

Winter Quarter

Spirit Night

The six Colleges come together in competition to support Triton Athletics. Students decorate residences, hold College pep rallies and cheering contests, and end the evening with the presentation of the Spirit Night Trophy and Cup of Cheer ~ a tradition since 1986.

Roger Revelle’s Birthday

On the final Friday of the winter quarter, enjoy music, a barbeque lunch, and birthday cake on the Plaza in honor of our namesake, Roger Revelle

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

UCSD Libraries invites the whole campus to join in their annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, an event complete with music, storytelling, the Cat in the Hat, and punch and cake for all.

Spring Quarter

Triton Day

Students admitted to UC San Diego and their families explore and discover everything they need to know about attending UC San Diego, inside and outside the classroom. Explore Revelle College, tour residence halls, engage with staff and current students, and meet future classmates.

Watermelon Drop

Join Revelle Students, staff, and faculty for the annual Watermelon Drop. Held on the last Friday of the spring quarter, the Watermelon Drop is UC San Diego’s longest-enduring  tradition. Following the Watermelon Drop, enjoy free watermelon and cake in Revelle Plaza.


A large-scale concert event, sponsored and planned by the Revelle College Council.

Alumni Weekend

The annual list of events includes alumni favorites such as Taste of UCSD, the Triton 5K, Alumni Celebration, and the True Triton Brunch on Sunday. 

Triton Family 5K

During Alumni Weekend, students, faculty, and staff participate in this cross-country race that benefits Undergraduate Scholarships at UC San Diego

Sun God Festival

UCSD’s annual rite of spring features a day of concerts, food, and festival booths.

Student Events Insider

Check frequently for what's happening NOW and in the near future, across campus

Revelle College's 2019 Commencement Ceremony, RIMAC Field, Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11:30 am