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Alumni and Welcome Center FAQ

What is the Alumni and Welcome Center?

The Alumni and Welcome Center is now on its way to becoming a reality. It is part of the four-building, 332,000-square-foot Triton Center complex that will serve as a campus gateway and transform the center of our university into a vibrant and socially dynamic destination for the UC San Diego community and visitors.

The iconic structure will stand as a beacon of light and sound — a symbol of pride to guide Triton alumni back home. Whether returning to UC San Diego to mentor a student, take a class, experience a world-class performance or attend an exciting DI athletics event, the new Alumni and Welcome Center will likely be the first stop for alumni as they visit their transformed campus.

What will the center include?

The Alumni and Welcome Center will feature a state-of-the-art exhibition space, boardroom, lounge and library for alumni programming, in addition to hoteling space and meeting rooms for alumni to work, gather and celebrate.

Where will the center be located?

The Alumni and Welcome Center will be part of the new four-building Triton Center — the true 9500 Gilman Drive — just east of Center Hall and south of the Price Center.

How will the center be funded?

The Alumni and Welcome Center will be fueled by philanthropic donations. Current and future alumni, as well as donors and friends of the university, are invited to contribute and have their gifts recognized at various levels — leaving a lasting impact on the university they love.

Are there naming opportunities?

There are opportunities to recognize leadership gifts with named spaces within the Alumni and Welcome Center. Click here for a list of opportunities.

What is the status of the project and when is the center expected to open?

In March 2023, the project was approved by the UC Regents. Construction will commence in summer 2023, and the center is slated to open in early 2026.

How can I get project updates?

Join the interest list to receive exclusive updates and find opportunities to get involved with the opening of the brand new Alumni and Welcome Center.

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Alumni Center Rendering