“During our strategic planning process, we’ve sharpened our mission to be a student-centered, research-oriented, service-oriented public university. Going forward, every decision we make will be based around these eight words.”

Reflecting on the Successes of 2021

Uncommon Connections

As 2021 concludes, we reflect on a year that showcased the very best of UC San Diego's distinctive education, research, patient care and community service missions. This year was challenging and unpredictable, but Tritons rose to meet each challenge, moved forward with pragmatic optimism and innovated in nearly every corner of our education, research and health enterprise.

Throughout the pandemic, our award-winning patient care and groundbreaking research never stopped. We contributed new ideas and developed innovations for urgent issues affecting California, the nation and the world.

Our latest edition of Discoveries Magazine chronicles the past two years of the pandemic and UCSD’s extraordinary role and response across its missions of research, education and clinical care. Crises spur innovation and compassion, both abundantly evident in the achievements of our researchers and the extraordinary care of our physicians, nurses and staff at UC San Diego Health.

King Triton with students at the "Welcome to the Neighborhood" event at the new North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

King Triton with students at the "Welcome to the Neighborhood" event at the new North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

Compassion and innovation were also abundant on our campus as well. Amd because of our commitment to one another, our campus was able to return safely to in-person activities for Fall Quarter 2021. Staff returned to campus in full force as well. Our entire community reconnected to one another through meetings and social gatherings and at sporting events, Convocation, Homecoming and Founders week.