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The University of California San Diego’s second college, John Muir College admitted its first students in 1967. 50 years later, we celebrated its golden anniversary with a number of events throughout the course of the year honoring the college's namesake and celebrating the college.  The 19th century environmentalist, nature writer, and founder of the Sierra Club, continues to inspire and inform the vision and core values of the college. 

“John Muir was also an inventor and businessman; he was a remarkable person who forged his own path and took risks. The college’s motto, ‘Celebrating the Independent Spirit,’ expresses our wish for all our students to lead varied, successful, committed and self-directed lives. This theme as well as our commitment to the environment will be weaved into many of our anniversary events.”
- John C. Moore, Dean of Undergraduate Education

“John Muir College is a special place that is known for its welcoming, supportive community. Muir students are recognized and respected for their individuality, fostering their independent spirit.”
- K. Wayne Yang, Provost

 Click HERE for the UC San Diego News Release


Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Muir Woods Coffee House - Muir College Center from 4:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.

Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Muir Quad from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the Great Hall from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the Muir Woods Coffee House - Muir College Center from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Muir Woods Coffee House - Muir College Center from 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 2017 in the Multipurpose from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 2017 in front of Tioga Hall at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Price Center Theater from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Muir Quad from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.