SUN GOD FESTIVAL

Mission

To curate an annual music and arts festival that is the highlight of the UC San Diego undergraduate student experience.  We strive to build a sense of community through gathering our campus together to engage in our shared tradition.

Vision

To create a positive impact and shape our campus culture by employing industry best practices, promoting well-being, and empowering students agency of the festival.

About

  • The Sun God Festival is a student-curated, daylong music and arts festival at UC San Diego. Named as one of Live Nation’s “Top 5 College Concerts That Should Be Actual Festivals,” the Sun God Festival is continuously reimagined to deliver students with thrilling moments and life-long memories from live performances by national touring artists, diverse food vendors, vibrant art and decor, and interactive brand activations.
  • 2018 marks the 36th annual Sun God Festival. The tradition began in 1983 when AS President Henry Chu came up with the idea for a big bash after visiting UCLA’s spring festival. Although the first effort has unseasonably washed out and was canceled due to rain, Sun God shined in its 1984 re-debut and the festival has since become a beloved UCSD tradition. It has changed locations a number of times, from the original Student Center hump, to the Sun God Lawn, to the Price Center plaza, to Warren Mall. Now, it spreads its wings at RIMAC Field.

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