University Of California, San Diego - La Jolla | Unique Venues
University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


UC San Diego offers event venue space just 12 miles north of downtown San Diego in the coastal community of La Jolla, California. Located atop a cliff overlooking serene beaches and coastline, the University of California San Diego is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the state boasting giant eucalyptus groves, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and wide open outdoor spaces.

With seven housing communities offering unique and distinctive Housing and Dining accommodations, UC San Diego offers an array of residential spaces, meeting rooms, recreation facilities, and more to provide an inclusive setting for any La Jolla, CA event. UC San Diego offers value-priced package options that include meals and lodging as well as the option to create a customized program.

UC San Diego Hospitality and Conference Services offers full service event management for large scale conferences as well as coordination support for a wide range of summer camps and educational programs. Our Hospitality and Conference Service team is knowledgeable and ready to assist with your upcoming La Jolla, CA event or conference.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1250 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 300
  • Largest Theatre Style: 850
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 600
  • Largest Seated Reception: 504
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1250
  • Maximum Casual Dining Seating: 600
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
  • Rooftop Capacity: 200
The Jeannie
Recently refurbished by a gift from Arthur and Jeannie Rivkin, this 600-seat auditorium has comfortable seating, multiple presentation options, a dedicated instruction station, and guest WiFi throughout. Immediately adjacent to the auditorium is a large atrium wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring a 22-foot by 62-foot mural, “Same Old Paradise” by Alexis Smith.
  • 600 Theatre Style
A picture of an elegant banquet with round tables, balloon centerpieces, and a nighttime view of the Pacific Ocean.
The Great Hall
Besides its breathtaking architectural design, it also has an adjacent patio facing the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for an elegant catered dinner or perhaps a casual barbeque.
  • 4,214 Sq. Ft.
  • 180 Banquet Style
  • 144 Classroom Style
  • 262 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Meeting Rooms on Fifteen
Located on the north end of campus overlooking Torrey Pines, Meeting Rooms on Fifteen is a convenient way to impress employees or guests without leaving the University. The space is ideal for the smallest of meetings to large social gatherings, with flexible seating arrangements and the latest in high-tech audio/visual equipment.
  • 3,189 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 50 Conference Style
  • 50 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
A picture of a ballroom with round tables, stage, and carpeted floor.
Price Center East Ballroom
Ballroom with a built in stage.
  • 4,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
A picture of a ballroom with projector screen and hardwood floors.
The Price Center West Ballroom A
Located on Level 2 of Price Center West. This is the smaller ballroom out of Ballroom AB.
  • 4,050 Sq. Ft.
  • 176 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 250 Theatre Style
A picture of a ballroom with round tables, projector screen, and hardwood floor.
The Price Center West Ballroom B
Located on Level 2 of Price Center West.
  • 6,750 Sq. Ft.
  • 352 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 700 Theatre Style
Asante Classrooms Rooms
Located at Eleanor Roosevelt College, near the Great Hall, these four rooms are excellent for break out sessions and smaller meetings. Media and audio visual equipment for events can also be provided.
  • 1,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 42 Classroom Style
  • 60 Theatre Style
Mandeville Auditorium
The performance home for the University Events Office, UCSD Music Department, the San Diego International Film Series, and many other performing arts organizations.
  • 12,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 790 Banquet Style
  • 400 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

64 Degrees
64 Degrees, one of the newest dining facilities, serves an all-you-care-to-eat menu and boasts a beautiful ambiance, with floor to ceiling windows and modern furnishings.  64 Degrees is the neighborhood dining location for the Revelle Campus.
  • Seating Capacity: 550
Café Ventanas
Café Ventanas, offering an all-you-care-to eat menu, features breathtaking architectural design, including 30-foot glass walls, open natural wood beam ceilings, and a large outdoor dining patio and amphitheater. Café Ventanas serves as the neighborhood dining location for The Village, ERC, and Marshall housing communities during the summer months.
  • Seating Capacity: 350
Pines, located in the center of the Muir Housing community, offers customers an all-you-care-to-eat menu in a lofted, open concept space with tons of windows and saturated color. Pines services the Muir Housing Community as well as commuter students and staff with its proximity to classrooms and other meeting spaces.
  • Seating Capacity: 400

Catering options

UC San Diego Catering
Welcome to UC San Diego Catering, the preferred campus caterer. From concept to completion, our personalized service, event coordination, and knowledge of the university is second to none. Whether crafting a small private luncheon, a conference buffet meal, or elegant fundraising dinner for hundreds, our experience with custom menu creation and execution of service always leads to rave reviews.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 5000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 5000
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


The ERC residence halls are made up of 4-story buildings which surround the Green. A mixture of single and triple occupancy rooms, the suites can house up to 16 guests, each of which has its own kitchen and living area with a west-facing terrace.

The ERC apartments, in suites of 4 guests, include sizeable kitchens and living rooms; the lower levels with sunken gardens and upper levels with terraces. Housing units typically face onto public plazas and courtyards to encourage interaction between residents, and create a sense of community within the campus.
Marshall residence halls are made up of suites of triple, single, and double rooms that surround a spacious common area with a living room, large bathroom, and a patio.

Marshall apartments are divided into lower and upper communities. Marshall Upper apartments feature single story buildings with a combination of single and double rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living room and balcony. Marshall Lower apartments offer a combination of one and two story buildings which are also fully furnished and have a kitchen, bathroom, and living room.
Two high-rise residence halls feature suites of primarily triple rooms (and some singles) with shared restrooms and common area spaces to gather and study.

Located across the quad are two apartment complexes, Tamarack and Tuolumne. Tamarack Apartments is housed in a 9-story midrise apartment building complete with elevators and LEED Gold Certification. Accommodations include living rooms, kitchens, and bedroom space for up to 6 guests in combinations of single and double rooms. Tuolumne apartments house up to 5 guests with a living room, a small kitchen, bathroom, storage room, one double bedroom, and 2 or 3 single rooms.
Revelle residence halls are primarily made up of double and triple bedrooms and are arranged to promote social interaction among residents. Residence hall suites feature two bathroom stalls, two showers, and three sinks, as well as common area lounge spaces.

The Keeling Apartments are made up of 3 towers with views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and Mountain ranges to the east. The buildings are complete with elevators and LEED Platinum Certification. Apartments accommodate up to 6 guests, with a combination of single and double bedrooms. The apartments boast full-size kitchens and living rooms.

Eight 2-story residence halls feature furnished suites with lounges and a mix of single, double, and triple bedrooms.

Apartments feature a kitchen, outdoor patio, dining room, and living room, as well as a mix of bedrooms. 
The Village community features a total of 13 buildings, two of which are high rises with incredible ocean views and four low-rise eco-flats. All of the resident apartment homes feature modern amenities, a sleek design aesthetic, and innovative sustainable amenities—which were key to earning its LEED Gold Certification.
Residence halls feature suite-style accommodations, including a common living room area, study space and single, double and triple rooms.

Guests may also be housed in two bedroom apartment units complete with living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms that accommodate up to 5 guests.

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Chairs
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • Game Room
  • In-House Catering
  • Kitchen Access
  • Lactation Station
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Near Water
  • Outdoor Fire Area
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Rooftop Space
  • Running Trails
  • Scenic Views
  • Sports Facilities
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Trolley
  • VIP Room
  • Waterfront
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


9500 Gilman Drive,
MC 0382,
La Jolla, California 92093-0382


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrolleyTrolley
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • San Diego International Airport - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • San Diego International Airport - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

San Diego – 10|Los Angeles – 110

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Our La Jolla area event location includes videoconferencing, and wireless internet in housing areas and meeting spaces.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No


Meeting Planning Services
From the first steps in planning to the conclusion of your program, our specialists manage numerous logistics and guide you through every aspect of your event including airport transportation, catering and menu planning, social programs, and more!
Registration Services
Hospitality and Conference Services offers a variety of web registration packages to fit the needs and budget of any conference group. Packages are available to UC San Diego Departments, Affiliates, and Summer Conference Groups.


Audio-Visual Event Services
UC San Diego Audio-Visual Event Services provides an array of fee-based audio-visual support and production services for large and small events held on campus. Services include video production and editing, sound reinforcement for special events, and AV equipment rental to individuals or groups.