Sounds of falling watermelons reverberate at UCSD

UCSD students on Friday celebrated the university’s oldest tradition, the annual Watermelon Drop when fruit is dropped seven stories from the top of Urey Hall. The fun, which includes crowning the “Watermelon Queen,” ends with a carnival.

This weekend, the campus will be hopping with the Alumni Association’s second annual Alumni Weekend. The four-day event includes the Awards for Excellence gala, a special evening with faculty discussing their research, a surfing contest, celebrations in various departments, the annual Triton Athletics Banquet, alumni and family night at the Birch Aquarium, and a brunch.