UC San Diego Breaks Ground on Student Center, 2,400-Bed Residence Hall Development

by Katie Sloan

San Diego — The University of California San Diego has broken ground on its previously announced student center and 2,400 bed residence hall development. The four-building student center, titled Triton Center, is set for completion in 2026. One of the buildings will be home to the university’s student health, and mental health and well-being services. This property will include an urgent care space, primary care, pharmacy services, wellness services, and a new home for the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services department. 

Triton Center will also include an alumni and welcome center; multi-purpose building with a 500-person event space; an art gallery; and a student academic resources building. The academic resources building will expand the university’s existing Teaching + Learning Commons program, with facilities for its transfer student success hub, global initiatives, campus support and administration. 

Development plans have also been announced for Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood, a residence hall project set to open in fall 2025. The community will offer 2,400 beds for undergraduate students. The building will also include updated administrative and teaching space for the university’s Thurgood Marshall College, School of Global Policy and Strategy, and the Department of Economics in the School of Social Sciences. 

Ridge Walk will include 19 new classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, dining and wellness programming, study lounges, co-working space and outdoor gathering areas. The project will also include a glass blowing craft studio, which will be open to the public. 

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