UC San Diego is joining the Big West Conference, paving the way for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I reclassification. The announcement was made at a news conference at RIMAC Arena. The Chancellor said this move has been a long time coming for our Tritons and Triton family, and it was made possible by our students who initiated and voted for the Division I referendum, and our Academic Senate and faculty members who endorsed the move. He also noted this move will significantly increase UC San Diego’s visibility, elevate the student experience, enhance our sense of community, and heighten our school pride and unity. Read more about this exciting news.