ABOUT

The Sun God Festival is a student-curated, daylong music and arts festival at the University of California, San Diego. This prominent San Diego event is host to 20,000 patrons annually. Over the Festival's existence, it has been continuously reimagined to deliver our guests with thrilling moments and life-long memories from live performances by national touring artists, interactive brand activations, carnival rides and midway games.

2017 marks the 35th annual Sun God Festival. The tradition began in 1983 when AS President Henry Chu, came up with the idea for a big bash after visiting UCLA’s spring festival. But that first effort was unseasonably washed out and was canceled due to rain.

The Sun God shined in its 1984 re-debut and the festival has since become a beloved UCSD tradition. It has changed locations a number of times, from the original Student Center hump to the Sun God Lawn (before the Faculty Club was built), to the Price Center plaza, to Warren Mall. Now it spreads its wings at RIMAC Field.

REGISTRATION


Registration for this year's Sun God Festival is now closed. Registration confirmation emails have been sent out to all those who successfully registered. Unfortunately, if you did not register, you're unable to attend the festival. If you have any questions, please contact avpconcerts@ucsd.edu.


ON THE DAY OF THE FESTIVAL:

Entrance Process: This year the entrance process will be similar to what can be expected at other major music festivals. Please allow yourself enough time to wait in line before entering. PLEASE NOTE THAT FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS ARE NOT BEING ISSUED THIS YEAR. YOUR PRE-REGISTERED UCSD STUDENT ID CARD IS YOUR TICKET.

  1. ID Check: UCSD ID cards will be scanned at the entrance. Only those who have completed the registration process will be allowed entry.
  2. Security Screening: All attendees are subject to a pat down and bag check. Drug recognition experts and drug-detection dogs may be present at entrances. Visit our FAQs for a list of prohibited items.
  3. Enter: Enjoy the show!

Festival Hours: 12pm to 6pm.
Re-Entry: Re-Entry will not be allowed.
Have Questions? Visit our FAQs for more info!

SET TIMES

Sun God Stage

North Stage

Live Muralist (Art Park)

MAP

Attractions

Be sure to check out some of the awesome attractions at this year’s Festival!

Vita Coco Beach will feature...
Vita Coco Slip n’ Slide • Vita Coco Sampling • Charging Stations • Selfie Frames • Photobooths • Beach Games

Art Park will feature...
Free Henna Tattoos • Virtual Reality Experience • Handprint Wall • Gallery • Live Artists • Bubble Station

KSDT Radio Wave will feature...
Arcade Games • 25 foot tall pop-up gorilla • 3 Sky Dancers • A VW Bus for photographs • Photobooths • KSDT Merch and Crafts

Triton Outfitters Official Sun God and Artist Merchanise • FREE Photobooth stations • Exclusive Artist Meet and Greets


Food & Merch Vendors

2 HDH Food Trucks

7 Food Trucks
Fusion King aka Ohana • Red Sambusas • Fry King • Belinda's • Doggos Gus • Rafikiz Foodz • Mariposa Ice Cream

3 Merch Vendors Savvi Jewels • Slippa • Krochet Kids

VOLUNTEER

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting volunteer applications. However, ASCE is always looking for friendly volunteers for all of our events. If you are interested in learning about future volunteer opportunities, please fill out the following form and you will be subscribed to our ASCE Volunteer Emails. We have two different subscriptions, one for our ASCE Festivals Sun God Festival, Hullabaloo, and Fall Y’all) and one for our General ASCE Events.


Apply here for future events!

TRANSPORTATION

Having a plan for getting to and from campus safely is part of the safe Sun God experience. Parking and transportation on campus is heavily impacted on the day of the Sun God Festival. Please don't drink and drive! Leave your car at home and use one of these convenient transportation alternatives:



AS SAFE RIDES

UCSD Associated Students has teamed up with Uber to provide a safe ride when you need it through AS Safe Rides.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Enter the promo code that you will receive once you have used the sign-up on the AS Safe Rides website. This will unlock 3 free rides up to $10 this quarter (redemption limits apply)
  • Request an Uber via the UCSD button within the app during the hours of 6PM - 3AM, 7 days a week
  • Take a ride within the approved boundaries


EXISTING UBER USERS

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.


NEW UBER USERS:

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.


IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • The UCSD button will allow for 3 ride up to $10 (until redemption limits are hit).
  • You must request from the UCSD button in order for UCSD to cover the cost of the ride (up to $10).
  • Rides will only be covered by UCSD between the hours of 6PM-3AM, 7 days a week (up to $10).
  • You must have a ucsd.edu email address linked to your Uber account in order to use the UCSD button in the app. Need to change the email address on your account? See instructions below.
  • Rides requested via the UCSD button must begin or end within approved boundaries (see map). Rides taken OUTSIDE of the approved boundaries will NOT be covered by UCSD.
  • Promotion will expire when maximum redemption limits are hit or on March 25, 2017


EMAIL ADDRESS UPDATE

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

SPECIAL SUN GOD FESTIVAL 2017 PROMOTION!

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.

RIDE AN MTS BUS

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System provides bus service to the UC San Diego campus. The following routes will run on Saturday, April 29th (click the route number to see the route schedule):

Route 201:

  • UTC -> La Jolla Village Square -> UCSD -> UTC
  • Arrives/Departs UCSD approx. every 15 minutes

Route 202:

  • UTC -> La Jolla Village Square -> UCSD -> UTC
  • Arrives/Departs UCSD approx. every 15 minutes

Route 921A West:

  • Mira Mesa -> Sorrento Valley -> La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee -> UCSD
  • Arrives/Departs UCSD approx. hourly

Route 921A West:

  • UCSD -> La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee -> Sorrento Valley -> Mira Mesa
  • Arrives/Departs UCSD approx. hourly

Visit SDMTS.com for more information about MTS bus service.



ADA INFO

The Sun God Festival is an accessible event for guests with disabilities. It is our mission to provide the best experience for all event attendees. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions not answered below.


Parking

For your convenience ADA parking will be available in 2 convenient locations for the Sun God Festival:

  1. Lot 304 (OceanView Terrace)
  2. Hopkins Parking Structure
Please see the UCSD Campus Map for the specific locations of these parking lots.


Entry

The festival entrance is accessible for patrons with disabilities. If you need assistance, please call our ADA Guest Services Liaison at (858) 864-8242 upon arrival at any of our ADA parking locations or at the event entrance.

A valid UCSD undergraduate ID is required for entry into the festival. Students must pre-register in order to receive access to the Sun God Festival. Please visit the Tickets Tab for more info.


Service Animals

Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome. No other animals, including pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals, are allowed.

SUN GOD FOR A CAUSE

This year, Sun God For a Cause chose to partner with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the San Diego River Garden to help promote their causes and participate in service trips with each organization. See some pictures below of our awesome trips!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Health & Safety


Student health and safety is the top priority of the festival organizers. The festival grounds are designed to be a safe space for students. Heightened enforcement will occur at festival entrances to prevent access to visibly intoxicated students and to block prohibited substances and items from entering the event. All attendees will be screened at the entrance, including a pat down and scanning of pre-registered UCSD student IDs, prior to admission. Similar to other large music festival entrances, drug recognition experts will be present to intervene with any intoxicated students, and security staff will use drug-detection dogs as a safety measure to ensure the festival is a drug-free space. Students who do show up under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be unable to enter the Sun God Festival. They also can be subject to arrest or other consequences related to violation of the UC San Diego Student Code of Conduct and/or taken to appropriate medical care.

As in years past, educational programs around the festival focus on key topics such as drug and alcohol safety and sexual assault prevention. In addition, the “floaties” bystander intervention training program has been expanded and student “floaties” who have gone through the training program will have a large presence at this year’s Sun God Festival. ASCE is also supporting other initiatives and groups on campus working to educate and support the development of students’ understanding of these issues.

To ensure the festival grounds are a safe space, students visibly intoxicated and under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be unable to enter the Sun God Festival. Heightened enforcement will occur at the festival entrance. All attendees will be screened, including a pat down and scanning of pre-registered UCSD student IDs, prior to admission. Similar to other large music festival entrances, drug recognition experts will be present to intervene with any intoxicated students, and security staff will use drug-detection dogs as a safety measure to ensure the festival is a drug-free space. Students who do show up under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be subject to arrest or other consequences related to violation of the UC San Diego Student Code of Conduct and/or taken to appropriate medical care.

Call the Sun God Detox hotline at (858) 246-0393. A volunteer will let you know if your friend is in Detox or if they have been taken to jail. Volunteers cannot disclose if your friend has been transported to the hospital.

If your friend was taken to the detox center, you can call (858) 246-0393 to confirm that have been admitted. It takes about 20 minutes from the time a student is picked up before they are fully checked into Detox. Please note that if you call right away, there might not be a record of them yet. If your friend is checked in, a volunteer will let you know the estimated time to call back (approx. 4 hours) and where to pick them up.

Yes, to ensure that the UCSD campus is a safe space for all members of our community, enhancements and revisions to campus policies and protocols will be in effect during the week of the festival. To learn more, please contact your college's Residence Life office or visit the UCSD Student Conduct website.



General


The Sun God Festival will be held at RIMAC Field on April 29th, 2017 from 12PM-6PM.

The Sun God Festival will be held at RIMAC Field on April 29th, 2017 from 12PM-6PM.

The event will include two stages: the Main Stage and the North Stage, featuring a variety of national touring musical acts. Additional attractions will be available at the event, including lounges, sponsor areas and interactive art.

While at the Festival you must carry a valid UCSD photo ID. We encourage you to bring an empty, reusable, non-glass water bottle so you can enjoy free water throughout the event! Don't forget to stay hydrated.

Yes. Set times will be posted on this website page during the week of the festival.

Yes! Please fill out the volunteer application here and visit the "Volunteer" tab for more information.

Yes, official Sun God Festival merchandise will be available through Triton Outfitters online and at their store in advance of the festival and at the Triton Outfitters Experience at the festival, while supplies last.

Special housing policies will be implemented to mitigate the prospect of multiple large gatherings or disruptions in the residential communities and to assist staff in efficiently handling any situations in the living areas over the weekend of the Sun God Festival. This year, non-UCSD-affiliated guests will not be allowed to stay the residential areas during the weekend of the Sun God Festival (April 27 - April 30).

Additionally, only residents of their respective residential areas are allowed to be present in living spaces of those 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 these specified time periods.



Tickets and Registration


Only undergraduate students enrolled at UC San Diego for at least one quarter during the 2016-2017 school year (i.e. Fall 2016, Winter 2017 or Spring 2017) are eligible to attend. Summer sessions from 2016 or 2017 are not applicable.

The undergraduate student activity fee provides the majority of the funding for the festival. For more information about access for UCSD undergraduate students, please visit the "Tickets" tab.

A limited number of tickets will be available for sale to UC San Diego graduate students (including students from the Rady School, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, IR/PS, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy) only. For more information about access for UCSD graduate students, please visit the "Tickets" tab.

No, due to the shorter hours of the festival, a no re-entry policy will be in effect.

No – all UCSD undergraduate students must register for festival access, which is subject to venue capacity. Students who are registered to attend must bring their valid UCSD student ID card to enter the event. Your UCSD ID card is your ticket. Festival wristbands are not being issued this year.

Only international or extension students whose PID begins with the letter “A” are eligible.

Yes, entry is free for undergraduate students enrolled at UC San Diego for at least one quarter during the 2016-2017 school year (i.e. Fall 2016, Winter 2017, or Spring 2017). Summer sessions from 2016 or 2017 are not applicable.

Sorry, but a valid UCSD student ID is required to attend. Lost IDs for graduated students cannot be replaced. Please contact the Campus Cards Office for more information.

No. UCSD ID cards are not transferrable. Misuse of a UCSD ID card is a violation of the student code of conduct and the UCSD Principles of Community. Students who allow someone else to use their ID card are subject to significant consequences through the student conduct process.

Yes (Valid UCSD ID required).

No, festival wristbands are not being issued this year. If you have successfully registered to attend the festival, your UCSD ID card is your ticket. Just bring your UCSD ID card to the entrance to be admitted.



Will there be...


Yes. First Aid stations will be be available throughout the venue. They will be clearly marked on the festival map and visible on the field.

Sorry, portable toilets only. There will be sinks though!

Yes – there will be free water for any attendee with a reusable bottle. Free water fill-ups will be available at two locations clearly marked on the festival map.

Yes. There will be a combination Lost & Found and Information booth located near the entrance to the field. The location will be clearly marked on the festival map and visible on the field.

Yes. Please visit the "ADA Info" tab for more information for patrons with disabilities.

Yes. There will be a combination Lost & Found and Information booth located near the entrance to the field. The location will be clearly marked on the festival map and visible on the field. After the festival, found items will be relocated to the UCSD Police Department.

Yes. They will be clearly marked on the Festival map.

Yes. Please see the Vita Coco Slip n’ Slide FAQ Section for more details.



Can I bring…


Please leave the following items at home. They may NOT be brought into the Sun God Festival:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
  • Knives, Weapons, etc.
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Tobacco or Vapor Products
  • Backpacks
  • No bags larger than 8.5” x 11”
  • Bicycles or Unicycles
  • Skateboards or Roller Skates
  • Professional Cameras
  • Video Cameras
  • Selfie Sticks, Tripods or Monopods
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Glass, Cans, Cups or Coolers
  • Disposable Water Bottles
  • Outside Food & Beverage
  • Camel Backs or Bota Bags
  • Instruments
  • Laser Pointers
  • Chains/Chain Wallets
  • Chairs or Umbrellas
  • Totems, Signs or Flags
  • Hula Hoops or Batons
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Pets
  • Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Toys or Cars

Students must bring their pre-registered UCSD student ID cards to enter the festival. No exceptions. You must keep your UCSD student ID card on you at all time while on campus. Students are also encouraged to bring the following:

  • An empty, non-glass reusable water bottle (get free water at the festival!)
  • A fully charged cell phone (bring a portable charger too, if you've got one)
  • A plan to get home safely (visit the "Transportation" tab for more info)
  • Earplugs (it may get a little loud)
  • A hat, sunglasses and sunblock (it could be warm and bright)
  • Some cash (be sure to check out our delicious food vendors!)

  • No outside food or beverage will be permitted. Food will be sold inside the festival.
  • No disposable water bottles are allowed in the festival, even if they are sealed. Only empty, reusable, non-glass water bottles will be allowed.

Point and shoot cameras and camera phones only. NO video or professional cameras with a removable lens, selfie sticks, and other photo accessories will be permitted.

Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome. No other animals, including pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals, are allowed.

Only bags smaller than 8.5” x 11” will be permitted into the festival. Backpacks are not allowed at the festival.

Yes. Towels will be checked at the entrance and can not be brought in a bag larger than 8.5” x 11”.



Vita Coco Slip n’ Slide FAQ


Vita Coco is bringing in a 300 foot long, 3 story high water slide for the festival this year! They will have lounge areas with hammocks, charging stations, photo stations, and more! IIt will be located in the North West corner of the festival, so don’t forget to check it out.

Vita Coco is looking for a “plant manager” to fill in for Chrissy Teigen as she takes her vacation! You can win an all-expense-paid trip to NYC or Sri Lanka. More information can be found here

Probably! You will slide down on a plastic tube.

No, we will not be providing towels to our patrons. You may bring your own towels or buy towels from one of our vendors on the West side of the venue.

No. Unfortunately, there is no re-entry at the event this year.

Yes, as long as the bag is no larger than 8.5” x 11”.

No, the slide is completely free!

You can wear whatever you like! Just remember you might be getting wet though.

SUN GOD BABIES

SUN GOD BABIES ARE LOST!

Ready to embark on the journey to Sun God Festival 2017? Baby Spike is dressed as a pineapple to celebrate this sweet festival. Sun Doggo, Lemon, running wild through UCSD. Baby Nat is floating south to San Diego to make it in time for ScHoolboy Q!

However, they need your help getting through the huge UCSD campus! Find all of these Beach Babies and help them get to the festival.

THERE ARE REWARDS IN STORE

We have discounts on SGF Merch up for grabs! Collect babies to earn rewards. For every baby you help find, you can earn an even larger discount!

2 babies = 5% off SGF17 Merchandise at Triton Outfitters*
10 babies = 10% off SGF17 Merchandise at Triton Outfitters*
15 babies = 15% off SGF17 Merchandise at Triton Outfitters*

And that's not all! A handful of these babies are instant winners. Find them to instantly be rewarded with your own piece of SGF memorabilia.

See Triton Outfitters website for weekly mobile store location. Store hours from 10AM-2:30PM every Tuesdays and Thursday or online anytime.

*Discount is only applicable for redemption at the Triton Outfitters mobile store! Discount may only be used for (1) transaction per UCSD Student. UCSD Student ID required. Discount not redeemable for cash. Merch available while supplies last. Discounts expire on Thursday, April 28th.

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