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Social Sciences Alumni

Welcome, Social Sciences Alumni!

We are a powerful network with the largest number of alumni of all the divisions at UC San Diego. However, success is not measured by numbers alone - we are most proud of the variety of areas in which our alumni make a difference and lead fulfilling lives in academia, private industry, public service and nonprofit organizations.

We are eager to connect our alumni with the campus, students and faculty through cutting-edge programs and engagement opportunities showcasing the many highly-ranked departments and the global, national and local impact of fellow alumni. Suggestions and feedback regarding our programs are always welcome.

For questions, please contact Jenelle Dean, Director of Alumni Affairs, at jmdean@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-0232.

Alumni Visionaries

Do you know a visionary alumni leader? The Division of Social Sciences is looking to recognize alumni who, through professional accomplishments and/or public service, have demonstrated outstanding visionary leadership. We want to know who is out there making a difference and how they are doing it!

Who are outstanding visionary leaders?
- change agents building a better world through professional and/or public service endeavors
- alumni using their social sciences degree in a unique way to make a difference
- young alumni demonstrating potential to become leaders in their field
- inspirational role models for current UC San Diego students

Have someone in mind? Nominate him or her today and help us celebrate the distinguished service and achievements of our Social Sciences alumni community! Self-nominations are encouraged.

Questions? Please email jmdean@ucsd.edu.

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UC San Diego & You, Silicon Valley

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

We’re bringing UC San Diego to your doorstep in Palo Alto! Hear about how our researchers and faculty are making a global impact. Network with university leadership. Join fellow Tritons from your area for an inside, inspiring look at how UC San Diego shines. More information.

Financial Professionals Network Alumni-Student Mixer

  • Tuesday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join UC San Diego’s Financial Professionals Network in San Francisco for an evening of socializing and networking with fellow UC San Diego alumni working in the field of financial services and current Economics and Management Science students and recent graduates aspiring to break into the industry. The professional group for alumni in the financial sector's mission is to help strengthen the UC San Diego brand on Wall Street and in the world of high finance by creating a strong, career-driven network of alumni and students. More information.

Grab some friends and join TEAM SOC SCI for the Triton 5K!

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017

The campus will once again rally together to raise funds for student scholarships by way of the Triton 5K! Since 1996, the Triton 5K has raised more than $3.5 million, benefiting more than 1,000 motivated and ambitious students. The Triton 5K is an important campus tradition with a legacy that will last long into the future.

    • 3.1 USATF sanctioned race through campus (stroller and pet-friendly)
    • Chip timing with official Triton 5K gear bag and sweat-wicking t-shirt
    • Additional swag offered by Team Soc Sci
    • Festival featuring live music, local food vendors, kids’ fun zone and beer garden for adults 21+

TEAM SOC SCI is a Triton 5K team comprised of Social Sciences students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. Are you ready to help grow the team and raise more dollars for students? Register at 5k.ucsd.edu and select TEAM SOC SCI. See you on race day! Questions? Contact cm@ucsd.edu.



Regional Clubs - There are more than 25 UCSD regional alumni clubs around the world. Maximize your alumni network by joining a club near you!

Professional Groups - Check out the Communication Professionals Network, Financial Professionals Network, Capitol Tritons, Educators Alliance and more!

Cultural Groups - The core mission of each of the UCSD alumni cultural groups is leadership, advocacy, service and philanthropy. Join and make a difference today!


Share your time and talent through volunteering with UC San Diego. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that's right for you.

  • Student mentoring
  • Internship opportunities
  • Leadership roles
  • Campus volunteering

View all the exciting volunteer opportunities.

Give Back

Alumni support is vital to the continued success of UC San Diego and its students. Every gift, no matter its size, has the power to impact future generations.

Your gift matters!

The Division of Social Sciences wishes to thank our alumni and friends who continue to make a positive impact.

Did you know?

There are over 160,000 UCSD alumni in 30 countries who are innovating, leading, dreaming and affecting positive change...

Including over 64,000 social sciences alumni!

Over 17,000 alumni stay connected with UC San Diego through countless engagement opportunities.

This year, over 7,500 alumni made gifts to support scholarships, research, discovery and more!

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