Rady School Campus

The Rady School of Management

The Rady School is located on the northwest corner of the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, California. The campus is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim. We are a short walk to beautiful ocean views with hangliders flying by. A short walk takes you to Peets Coffee, a bar and grill and several other food options.

The Rady campus features four large seminar rooms with theater seating, smaller classrooms and multipurpose rooms, conference rooms, a library, a student center, the Executive Development Suite and faculty and staff offices.

The Rady School of Management was named after local businessman Ernest Rady thanks to a generous $30 million gift. Rady has been deeply involved in the San Diego community since moving to the city with his family in 1966. He is a member of UC San Diego’s Chancellor’s Associates; serves as a trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, and the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science; and is past chairman of the Children’s Hospital and Health Center of San Diego. Rady is involved in the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue, the United Jewish Federation (past president), and the National Conference of Christians and Jews (past chairman). In addition to his charitable work, Rady is active in business organizations, including the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and T.E.C. (The Executive Committee).

About Wells Fargo Hall

Wells Fargo Hall

With sweeping views of the Pacific, Wells Fargo Hall is a feat of contemporary architecture. The building was constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, achieving high performance in human and environmental health, water savings and energy efficiency. The Wells Fargo Hall houses several state-of-the-art conference rooms, an expanded center for executive development, a designated wing for the Rady School Ph.D. program and a fully-equipped student services center, as well as the Beyster Auditorium.

By the Numbers

The 81,000 square-foot Wells Fargo Hall features:

  • The 295-seat J.R. Beyster Auditorium, with technology that enables the Rady School to broadcast important campus events and meetings locally and through the web.
  • The fifth floor Ernest and Evelyn Rady Sky Pavilion Conference Room is equipped with leading-edge, seamless video teleconferencing capability.
  • A dedicated space for MBA students to be used for study and collaboration, including the Vision Student Commons lounge.
  • The Atkinson Behavioral Research Laboratory that will be used by Rady School professors for research on consumer behavior, leadership and behavioral economics.
  • State-of-the-art conference rooms and classrooms provided by the generous support of Jan Tuttleman, Craig Lambert, Art Brody and Tony Thornley.

Integrating Technology

  • All classrooms feature a touch panel interface, providing an easy to use way to configure and control the audio visual systems in each room.
  • Four classrooms are outfitted for audio and visual teleconferencing using the latest industry standard protocols. This integrated technology enables the linking of Rady classrooms with other spaces, fulfilling the strategic UC vision to share innovative programming with other partner schools within the UC System. 
  • All furniture was specifically chosen to accommodate technology.

Wells Fargo Hall Donors

We would like to thank our donors who are making Wells Fargo Hall and the Rady School expansion a reality with their generous support.

  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Evelyn and Ernest Rady
  • Betty and J. Robert Beyster
  • Rita and Dick Atkinson
  • Arthur Brody
  • Jan Tuttleman
  • Gillian and Tony Thornley

About Otterson Hall

Otterson Hall

Otterson Hall, was designed to encourage the interaction of the school with the UC San Diego campus and the wider San Diego community. The 50,000 square foot facility has classrooms, conference rooms and common areas for students, as well as faculty and staff offices. The building was designed by Ellerbe Becket of San Francisco and was dedicated on June 1, 2007.

Founder Level Donors

We would like to thank our Founder Level donors who made Otterson Hall a reality with their generous support. Learn more about our Founder Level Donors.

  • Evelyn and Ernest Rady
  • Betty and J. Robert Beyster
  • Tanya and Charles Brandes
  • Roberta and Malin Burnham
  • Pauline and Stanley Foster
  • Joan and Irwin Jacobs
  • Carol and William Stensrud

UC San Diego

Founded in 1960, the University of California, San Diego is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach. UC San Diego is renowned for its collaborative, diverse and cross-disciplinary ethos that transcends traditional boundaries in science, arts and the humanities. The university’s award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs. A leader in climate science research, UC San Diego is one of the greenest universities in the nation and promotes sustainability solutions throughout the region and the world.