Benefits For Alumni and Friends

The UCSF Alumni Association is proud to offer the following opportunities for alumni and friends. You can trust that any offering here will serve you well.  As an added benefit, your participation supports UCSF.

Campus Privileges

Financial and Consumer Programs

Recreation and Travel

Affinity Program Opt-Out

The services offered through affinity partners such as Alumni Holidays (AHI), GEICO and GradMed provide financial support for UCSF alumni programs.  Opt-out of receiving communications from all affinity programs by contacting Alumni Services at 415-476-4723 or and providing your name and alumni ID number.

Your ID number is located on your Alumni Association membership card. You can also find it next to your name on the address portion of mailings from Alumni Services. 


UCSF Alumni Email Account

The free UCSF Email Forwarding service,, can be used to forward email to any of your personal email accounts.

Upgrade your UCSF email to a fully functioning web-based email account for just $14.99 a year.

Sign up for your free UCSF Email Forwarding account, by logging into the Online Alumni Community, and then click "Alumni E-mail" in the left navigation.

Are you a new user? Click "Community Home" in the left navigation, and follow the new user instructions. For assistance, email .

UC Libraries

Obtain free library privileges by presenting your current alumni membership card to the library's circulation desk at the main library on the Parnassus campus to receive a complimentary library card (some restriction may apply). Your membership card provides you access to the other UC campus libraries. The check-out policies vary from campus to campus. Call the Circulation Desk at (415) 476-2334 for more information about the UCSF Library.

UC Berkeley Library
UC Davis Library
UC Irvine Library
UC Los Angeles Library
UC Riverside Libraries
UC San Diego Libraries
UC San Francisco Library
UC Santa Barbara Libraries
UC Santa Cruz Library


ProQuest Digital Research Library

ProQuest is a free digital collection of several thousand journals, magazines and newspapers. You’ll find links to resources, full text of hundreds of health science related titles, information on services for licensed healthcare practitioners, and links to CE/CME resources. ProQuest is available to UCSF alumni and may only be accessed from this network. For access, log into the Online Alumni Community, and click "Library" in the left navigation. 


UC Extension Courses

UCSF Alumni Association members receive a discount on extension courses at all UC campuses (except UCSF, which has no extension program). As is true for all UC Alumni Association members, UCSF members can participate in the discount program at any of the UC campuses. Discounts vary from campus to campus and you will need to show your UCSF alumni membership card to receive the alumni discount. For more information on specific courses, visit each of the UC Extension Offices at UC

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Mentoring Opportunities

Make a difference for a future colleague in just 15 minutes a week - be a MentorNet e-mentor. MentorNet seeks faculty as mentors for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, or untenured tenure-track faculty members from around the world. As part of MentorNet's award-winning one-on-one E-mentoring programs, women and underrepresented minorities pursuing faculty careers are matched with mentors for 8-month mentoring relationships conducted via email. Please consider volunteering. Find a protégé or a mentor at


Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center

Join the UCSF Bakar Fitness Center at Mission Bay. UCSF Alumni receive a special membership rate. Premier memberships include group fitness classes and parking, and as an additional benefit to UCSF Alumni members, there is no wait to join for a full access membership. Be sure to try out the rooftop lap pool. For more information, or to join, go to Bakar Fitness Center rooftop pool



Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center

The Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center is located on the Parnassus campus at UCSF. This multi-purpose fitness center offers programs and services to the UCSF Community. Alumni members receive a special membership rate. For more information, please go to Millberry Fitness


Faculty/Alumni House

Built in 1926 as a fraternity house for dentistry students, the Faculty/Alumni House is a rental facility used for classes, meetings, receptions and parties. Weekends are often available for rental to UCSF alumni and the general public. Call (415) 476-4723 for further information or click here to visit the website. UCSF Faculty/Alumni House

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University Store

Come see what's new at the University Store. UCSF Alumni receive a 15% discount on UCSF apparel and insignia merchandise. Present your current alumni membership card to receive discounted prices. Visit for more information about location and hours.  UCSF University Store


Technology Store

If you are in the market for a new computer, iPod, or computer accessories, the Technology Store offers low, discounted pricing on software, Apple and Dell products, and more. Present your current UCSF alumni membership card to receive discounted prices. Products and services are only available in person, and orders cannot be shipped. Visit for more information.  UCSF Technology Store

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Are you still paying too much for car insurance? Find out why over 9 million motorists choose GEICO. You're a very important person to GEICO because you belong to one of their exclusive GEICO sponsored groups. Get the "Good News." See how much you could save by switching to GEICO.  GEICO



The Golden 1 Credit Union

UCSF alumni are eligible for membership in The Golden 1 Credit Union. Golden 1 offers numerous financial services (checking and savings accounts, loans, investments, insurance protection, etc.) and with 75 offices and 270 ATMs in California, and co-op networks in 49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, you're sure to find one that is close to you. New membership fee is $1.00. For more information or to apply for membership, go to Golden 1 Credit Union


Club Quarters

Club Quarters is pleased to welcome all guests from University of California. This includes all employees, consultants, and friends and family for all business or personal travel at any of our 14 locations here in the United States and London. Club Quarters are full service hotels in prime downtown locations with restricted entry for greater security and 24-hour Member Service Desk/Concierge. Features include four room sizes for long or short stays, a restaurant and bar, club room, fitness facility, and meeting space. Amenities include free high-speed Internet access, free use of a computer/printer and free chilled purified bottled water.

For reservations, contact Member Services at 212.575.0006 (US) or +44 (20) 7451.5800 (UK) and reference University of California Alumni Association OR visit using the password: UCAlumni  Under “Members & Guests…#157; select “Make Reservations…#157; and follow the on screen instructions. Club Quarters also offers corporate apartments and extended stays with minimum of 30 nights stay. To inquire availability and special low rates, please contact Club Quarters Corporate Apartment Specialist at 212-515-3069 or [email protected]

Club Quarters

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InterContinental San Francisco

Stay at the InterContinental San Francisco at the discounted corporate rate. The hotel’s 550 rooms have state-of-the-art amenities for your convenience, whether you are staying for work or pleasure. The smoke-free hotel is convenient to everything, including the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Chinatown and the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround.  Intercontinental San Francisco

Click here to visit our website.

Click here to book your discounted UCSF corporate negotiated rate. Just choose your date and click on “check availability”.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact: 1-866-781-2364 to reserve your room and ask for “UCSF rate”.


International and Domestic Tours

The Alumni Association of UCSF travel program provides participants opportunities to broaden their cultural horizons, foster ties with the University, and enhance camaraderie with fellow alumni while experiencing new destinations. The Association has sponsored a group travel program to international and domestic destinations since 1989. Each AHI tour offers a team of specialists who are committed to providing an exclusive, one-of-a-kind travel opportunity. Click here to see our newest offerings. AHI Travel


Crystal Cruises

We are pleased to announce an AHI, UCSF travelers and Crystal Cruises endeavor effective immediately. Any on-board bookings, Crystal booking referrals, and any passengers who want to book on future Crystal Cruises can do so through AHI. UCSF travelers will receive valuable cruise advantages (see download below). Crystal Cruises has been ranked the No. 1 Cruise Line since 1996! For more information or to make your reservation, contact AHI Travel at 1-877-248-2586.

Valuable Cruise Advantages (PDF) 
Crystal Cruises 2010 Itinerary (PDF)
Crystal Cruises


Rental Cars and Choice Hotels

Go on vacation and save. You’ll receive discounts on car rentals from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Auto Europe, and hotel discounts with Clarion, Comfort Inn, Quality Inns, Rodeway and others. Visit for more information and discount codes.
Travel Benefits

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