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About University Club atop Symphony Towers

The University Club atop Symphony Towers is where diverse, influential members of our San Diego community come together and form meaningful relationships by discovering common interests, engaging in stimulating conversations and sharing memorable experiences.

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History of the Club

In 1896, a group of eight men and 13 women gathered to form the College Graduate Club with the goal of bringing together people with academic degrees to discuss important topics of the day. In 1909, some male members joined a group that belonged to college fraternities to form an inter-fraternity organization. The University Club was then formally organized. 

Today, The University Club Atop Symphony Towers is the business and social center of San Diego’s professional elite. Located on the 34th floor of the Symphony Towers, The University Club is in the heart of the San Diego downtown business and cultural community. Symphony Towers, crowned by the Club, houses Copley Symphony Hall at ground level, with a cross-section of the most prestigious business firms of San Diego in between. 

Over a Century of Living with Intention

In 1896, a group of 8 men and 13 women created the College Graduate Club with the intention of connecting scholars to discuss the important topics of the day. A decade later, The University Club was founded as a private corporation aimed at promoting literature, art and culture amongst its Members, laying the foundation for the dynamic interactions we have always aspired to cultivate at the Club.

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The Foundation for an Influential Future

Since The University Club became a member of the Invited family in 1989, we have been a hub for San Diego’s professional, civic and community leaders to connect. As we look to the future, we aim to serve as a conduit for these same influential people to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders in San Diego.

Giving Back to Our Community

Investing in our community is a fundamental principle upheld at The University Club. Participating in local outreach programs and partnering with influential organizations gives our members the opportunity to make a real difference.

• Lamp of Learning Scholarship Program
• Veteran's Workforce Development
• Community Give Back Days
• Employee & Member Volunteerism
• Blood Drives
• Food & Clothing Drives
• American Red Cross
• San Diego Food Bank
• Home Start, Inc.
• Housing on Merit
• Make-a-Wish Foundation
• LEAD San Diego
• Downtown San Diego Partnership
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