Annual Founders Celebration



Nov. 12–14, 2015

Founders Symposium

Learn about tomorrow’s research frontiers from the men and women who are blazing the trail.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Founders Day

Be here for the presentation of the Revelle Medal and a festival celebrating all that is UC San Diego.

Friday, Nov. 13


Live performances, rides and food

Friday, Nov. 13

What is Founders Celebration?

UC San Diego’s annual Founders Celebration commemorates the day the campus was officially founded in November 1960.

The main events are a daytime celebration in Town Square; an interactive evening symposium; and a student-run, nighttime festival. The entire campus community—faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends—is invited to join in and honor the founding of our campus and the remarkable Tritons around the world who make UC San Diego one of the top 10 public universities in the nation.

2014: Curiosity, Passion, Transformation

Founders 2014 Slideshow

2013: Tritons United

Chancellor’s Medalist Videos
Revelle Medalist Video
Founders 2013 Slideshow

2012: Investiture of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor’s Medalist Video
  • Featuring Bob and Betty Beyster, Arthur Brody, Julia Brown, and Peter and Peggy Preuss (Part IPart II)
Founders 2012 Slideshow

2010: UC San Diego’s 50th Anniversary

Founders 2010 Slideshow
UC San Diego Seal