UC San Diego starts construction on its Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood

The project will bring new amenities to students and staff and will add 2,400 beds to the campus.

Rendering of UC San Diego's Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood.

This is UC San Diego’s big idea.

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UC San Diego is taking steps to graduate to a larger campus population. This week, the university is breaking ground on the Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood. The complex will add four new buildings, with the tallest soaring 18 stories high.

This development will be west of the Geisel Library and will add:

  • 2,400 new beds for undergraduates
  • 19 new classrooms and a 150-seat lecture hall
  • Spaces for studying, co-working, and academic support services
  • Administrative spaces to house the Thurgood Marshall College, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, and the Department of Economics

The Ridge Walk North development is one of three living and learning neighborhoods that support the La Jolla-based university’s goal of adding ~5,700 new beds to its campus by the end of 2025. In addition, UC San Diego recently approved plans to redesign its Triton Center.

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