UC San Diego SearchMenu

Triton Spirit

Meet UC San Diego's mascot, learn the fight song, and spread Triton spirit!

UC San Diego Triton Athletics logo
UC San Diego Triton mascot cheers with the crowd

Who is the UC San Diego mascot?

The Triton is described as the offspring of Poseidon and Amphitrite, a demigod of the sea with a lower part of the body like that of a fish. It is known as a mighty and fierce sea warrior.

Given UC San Diego's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its connections with the world-famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Triton became our appropriate mascot in 1964.

Tritons Rising! Stir up your Triton spirit

  • Take a selfie with the Triton at any RIMAC Arena home game and post on social media!

  • Become an active member of Triton Tide — the official student engagement group of UC San Diego.

  • Mark your calendar for official Triton Tide events, follow Triton Tide on Twitter and Instagram, and learn more on the UC San Diego Athletics website.

  • Join the fun-lovin' UC San Diego Pep Band (whether or not you play an instrument!), or clap along at any Triton event.

  • Don't miss fall quarter's annual Triton Homecoming celebrations with tailgate parties, game nights, music, and more.

  • Unite, fight, win the Cup of Cheer for your college during winter quarter's annual Spirit Night festivities.

  • Wear your spirit on your sleeve, and stock up on your blue and gold with Triton gear at the UC San Diego Bookstore.

Sing along with the Triton Fight Song:

Listen to the UC San Diego Triton Fight Song (MP3) recorded by the UC San Diego Pep Band:

Fight on,
 with mighty Triton spirit,
Hail to, the Triton name.
Loyal Tritons
 march victorious,
On to fame.

Fight on,
  the Triton host prevails,
March on, in unity —
Bold and strong we fight
 for Triton victory.

U-C-S-D! Fight! Fight! Fight!