Continuing Our Legacy of Nontradition


UC San Diego is known for being an experimental campus, going big and taking risks.  We target the path less traveled because we invent the way forward. We are again taking the ambitious lead with our historic 10-year, $2 billion Campaign for UC San Diego. The goal is impressive, bold and a first among San Diego universities. To date, we have raised $1.3 billion toward our goal.

The time is right for the Campaign for UC San Diego. We are an ever evolving and always improving campus, and we have big transformational plans to meet the growing needs of our campus. We are enhancing the student experience by increasing undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and student services. We are enriching our university by modernizing teaching and research facilities, and creating a living-learning campus infrastructure that promotes collaboration and community.  We are sparking research and innovation by boosting our number of endowed chairs and building transformational research programs that have the potential to save and transform the lives of people around the world.

Our unconventional tradition of nontradition has led us to become one of the greats among our global peers in an unparalleled short timeframe. We redefine what it means to be a public research university. Our perpetual curiosity, drive and capacity to positively impact our local and global communities are fueled by the talent of our campus members and the support of our philanthropic visionaries, and they are only limited by our resources. Backed by a legion of champions—including our Campaign Cabinet, half of whom are alumni—we are embarking on a quest to make the world a better place by taking our most pressing societal challenges and turning them into nonissues.

I encourage you to join us in our journey to a better future for our campus and our planet.
With kind regards,






Pradeep K. Khosla