Who is that fierce forked creature?
According to Greek myth, Triton is god of the sea, son of Poseidon (Neptune) and Amphitrite.
Given UC San Diego's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its connections with the world-famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Triton was aptly chosen as the university mascot in 1964.
Half-man, half-fish, Triton is a mighty warrior of the deep. He rides the waves on giant seahorses and sea monsters, carries a trident, and blows a conch shell like a trumpet to calm or stir up the waves.
Stir up your own tide of Triton spirit!
Visit the Triton mascot at the base of the Triton Steps leading into Price Center East.
The Triton Tide promotes team spirit for UCSD athletic programs and events.
Join the fun-lovin' UCSD Pep Band (whether or not you play an instrument!), or watch them perform at UCSD sporting events.
Clap your hands and say "Rah!" with the spirited Triton cheerleaders.
Unite, fight, win the Cup of Cheer for your college on Spirit Night (celebrated every Winter quarter).
Wear your spirit on your sleeve! Stock up on Triton-wear at the UCSD Bookstore.
Sing along with the Triton Fight Song:
Listen to the UC San Diego Triton Fight Song (MP3), recorded by the UCSD Pep Band; lift your voice and follow the lyrics:
with mighty Triton spirit,
Hail to, the Triton name.
Men and women
On to fame.
the Triton host prevails,
March on, in unity —
Bold and strong we fight
for Triton victory.
U-C-S-D! Fight! Fight! Fight!