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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, the signature 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. 

Homecoming Weekend

It’s time to shake things loose! Come out to play at Homecoming with an exciting mix of events—sure to bring out your Triton spirit. Gather your family and friends as you break a sweat for student scholarships at the Virtual Triton 5K. Tailgate, try your hand at Esports and show up for your class reunion. And because UC San Diego is anything but traditional, expect the unexpected. That’s the Triton way.


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 Days

Students admitted to UC San Diego and their families explore and discover everything they need to know about attending UC San Diego. 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.


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

Based on the the COVID-19 pandemic, events may or may not be scheduled in 2021-2022. Download and check the Revelle Appsubscribe to Revelle's weekly e-newsletter InfoLink (send an email to and, and watch your UC San Diego email for updates and invitations to events!