Enriching the Campus Community
As UC San Diego continues to grow, the campus seeks to open itself up as a premier destination for the greater community, a welcoming place for patients, and a vibrant center that supports students’ development and provides opportunities for academic, personal, and professional success. A new Alumni Center will also offer an exciting new space for alumni to return to, connect with, and reengage with their alma mater.
Expected completion: 2023
Gateway Complex is proposed for development on seven acres and would be the first project in the campus’s long-term plan to revitalize the University Center district. The project would support enrollment growth, improve student experience, and consolidate complementary programs and services, including Student Health and Well-being, the Alumni and Welcome Centers, UC San Diego Extension, Global Education, campus support, retail, restaurants, and food service. The project would transform the campus arrival experience as the primary gateway at the center of campus for students, prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
DOWNTOWN INNOVATION AND CULTURAL HUB AT PARK AND MARKET
Expected completion: Spring 2021
UC San Diego and Holland Partner Group recently broke ground on a new Downtown Innovation and Cultural Hub at Park and Market, which will connect the campus to San Diego’s innovation community and the many neighborhoods throughout the urban core. UC San Diego Extension will manage a facility on-site with outreach and education programs for middle- and high-school students, business incubation and entrepreneurship resources, arts and cultural events and exhibits, and research and volunteer opportunities that encourage civic engagement for UC San Diego students and faculty.
Light Rail Transit and the UC San Diego Blue Line
Expected completion: Late 2021
The arrival of light-rail transit and the UC San Diego Blue Line will be a paradigm shift in how our campus interacts with the community. With two stops on campus—at Pepper Canyon in the west and Voigt Drive in the east—the trolley will provide an effective campus-commuting alternative, reduce roadway congestion, improve public transit services, and better connect the region with all that UC San Diego has to offer.