You don’t have to drink to have a good time at the Sun God Festival, but if you do choose to:
Keeping UC San Diego safe is a community responsibility. Check out the tips below on how you can help prevent sexual assault:
If something happens to a friend, know you can be a responsive bystander by showing your support:
CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is a confidential and free resource for all students, staff, and faculty affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. If you or a friend need to speak with a confidential CARE advocate, call 858-534-5793.
Non-UCSD-affiliated guests will not be allowed to stay in residential areas during
the weekend of the Sun God Festival (April 28 – April 30). Additionally, residents
are only allowed in their respective residential areas during specified time periods
during the weekend of the Sun God Festival. Please refer to your RA or Residential
Life Office for more information on these policy changes and time periods. All on-campus
residents are expected to observe the Housing and Residential Life policy on responsibly
hosting gatherings in their living areas (regardless of whether alcohol is present). Residents
hosting guests are responsible for ensuring that attendance does not exceed two guests per
resident of their room/apartment.
DO NOT serve alcohol to anyone under 21 and if you are under 21, don’t consume alcohol.
If your neighbors call or stop by to tell you the party is too loud, be a good neighbor and turn down the volume.
It’s okay to call the police if a party gets out of hand.
If a guest has had too much to drink, don’t let them drive home. Call a taxi or arrange for a ride with another guest who is sober, or invite them to stay over.
Acquaint yourself with the San Diego County social host laws and the consequences of breaking those laws. If caught breaking these laws, social hosts will be held accountable and may be: 1) cited/arrested, 2) fined up to $1000 or more, 3) serve up to 6 months in jail, and 4) be billed for law enforcement services.
Inside the festival or out, if you are approached by a police or security officer, comply with them. This will minimize your chances of further consequences and will help them get you the help you need.
This protocol protects students who receive (or initiate) medical assistance in an alcohol or controlled substance-related medical emergency. If all of the following apply, students WILL NOT be subject to the formal student conduct process.
For more information please view the full document here.
UCSD Associated Students has teamed up with Uber to provide a safe ride when you need it through AS Safe Rides.
Once you have received the promo code, enter it into the Payments section of your app. This will unlock the UCSD button on your Uber app.
Click here to sign up and download the Uber app on your phone. Once you have received the promo code, enter it into the Payments section of your app. This will unlock the UCSD button on your Uber app.
You must have a ucsd.edu email address linked to your Uber account in order to use the UCSD button in the app. If your account is tied to your personal email address, you can update your account information by clicking here
Unlock a special one-day Sun God Festival 2017 promotion on April 29, 2017.
Register using the same steps as those above to receive the special promotion code. The promotion will credit you 2 rides up to $15 each (one to get you to the festival and one to get you home safely). Enter the promotion code into the Uber app to receive the promotion. Promotion will expire when maximum redemption limits are hit or on April 29, 2017. This promotion may be used in addition to the 3 quarterly promotions.
Festival safety staff will wear clearly identifiable uniforms.
First Aid stations will be be available throughout the venue.
There will be free water at two fill-up locations for any attendee with a reusable, non-glass bottle.
There will be a Lost & Found and Information booth located near the entrance to the field. After the festival, found items will be relocated to the UCSD Police Department
All of the above stations will be clearly marked on the festival map and visible on the field.
For Help: Call (858) 534-HELP or ask for help from the nearest security guard or staff member. Learn about and use the Responsible Action Protocol (RAP), which may keep you from getting in trouble.
Detox: If your friend is taken to Sun God Festival Detox, you can call (858)246-0393. It takes about 20 minutes for a student to be checked-in, so there may not be a record of them yet if you call right after they are picked up. If your friend is checked in, the volunteer will let you know the estimated time to call back (approx. 4 hours) and where to pick them up.
ADA Guest Services: Call (858) 864-8242 to reach a liaison who will happily assist with providing a seamless Sun God Festival experience.
Sleep: Sleep impacts your physical health and your cognitive functioning. Be sure to get plenty of sleep prior to the event. Be aware that alcohol and caffeine can have a negative impact on your sleep. Exercise: Regular exercise and physical activity help to improve your mood and cope with stress and anxiety. Eating: Eating right is an important part of stress management, helps you maintain energy throughout the day, improves cognitive performance, and keeps your mood steady. Time Management: Prepare in advance for the amount of time you’ll need to study for midterm exams. When you know you have a large event coming up that will take a lot of time (e.g., attending a wedding, a birthday party, SUN GOD!), it’s important to plan effectively. Start weeks in advance and schedule study time around this large event. This way you can actually enjoy the event while you are there! It will also reduce the likelihood of you having to cram and pull an “all-nighter. Social Support: Relationships are one of the most important factors of well-being. Developing, deepening, and maintaining close, supportive relationships help us to flourish. While at UCSD, it’s important to not just focus on academics, but to find a sense of belonging and community; to be part of a group in which you feel you are a valued member. Close relationships help to reduce loneliness and provide support during stressful times. Find your passion: Find at least one interest or hobby that you can pursue and look forward to once or twice a week. “Engagement” in activities in which you get completely absorbed and feel perfectly challenged, neither bored nor overwhelmed, can be extremely rewarding and help us to flourish. For more information about Tritons Flourish, please visit here. For more information about Counseling and Psychological services available on campus, please visit here.