UCSF Alumni have many opportunities to get involved and stay connected. Through the coming months, we are featuring a series of Five Easy Ways‚Äč to get involved each month, following a different theme. Check back soon for the next installment!

Living Green at UCSF!

Five Easy Ways for Share UCSF's Commitment to Living Green!

  1. UCSF is committed to sustainability across the campus and medical center. Sign up for the Office of Sustainability’s monthly newsletter to learn more.
  2. Get inspired to make changes in your own community by watching these videos of the best sustainability talks.
  3. Read about UC's policy on sustainable practices and peruse highlights of the 2016 Sustainability Report.
  4. Watch the University of California's new video series on Climate Change. Watch the first video, "Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change”. Future videos in the series will be released each Wednesday through May 24th at UC’s Climate Lab.
  5. Check out Green Healthcare News for insight and industry-wide best practices.

Five Easy Ways to Experience Alumni Weekend 2017!

Learn More and Register Today!

  1. Register! Online registration closes on Wednesday, March 29.
  2. Earn continuing education credits at Classes Without Quizzes. Led by top UCSF faculty members, sessions will focus on new approaches to palliative care communication, drug discovery, and health care education.
  3. Choose the package that fits! The free UCSF Experience includes the all-alumni Kickoff Reception, Mission Bay tours, Student Snapshots and After Party. The Alumni Weekend Classic includes the Chancellor's Breakfast and Food Truck Lunch. The All-Inclusive includes school-specific Gala Dinners.
  4. Does your graduating class have a reunion this year? See who has already registered, and then reach out to the rest of your classmates to make sure they have plans to join the reunion festivities.   
  5. Resident Alumna Lucy Kalanithi, MD, will chat with Chancellor Sam Hawgood on Saturday morning, April 8 at the Chancellor's Breakfast. Read the bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air to get a preview of her incredible story.

It's February!

Here are Five Easy Ways to Show Your UCSF Love

  1. Follow UCSF on Twitter for daily updates on people, news, research, and campus life.
  2. Buy some brand new UCSF gear for your sweetheart at the campus store.
  3. Stay "heart healthy" with tips from the UCSF Center for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease.
  4. Make plans to see the new statue of legendary crooner Tony Bennett at the Fairmont Hotel during Alumni Weekend.
  5. Leave your own heart in San Francisco while checking out one of many public art exhibits on campus and around the city.

January - Happy New Year!!

Five Easy Ways to Get Ready for Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend provides myriad ways to enjoy catching up with your UCSF classmates, faculty, and friends. Don't miss your chance to reminisce and reconnect in San Francisco on April 7-8, 2017!
  1. Register today for your class reunion (classes ending in 2 & 7), and all other Alumni Weekend events. Early Bird discounts are available until Feb. 1.
  2. Call or email your classmates to tell them you are attending, and hope to see them there.
  3. Book your room at the Fairmont Hotel with the special UCSF Alumni Weekend room rate.
  4. "Like" UCSF Alumni on Facebook and share our Alumni Weekend posts with your network.
  5. Prepare to dance the night away at the Alumni Weekend after party! Great people, great friends, and jaw-dropping city views; this event gets better every year! Check out these photos from 2016.

December: Stay Connected

Five Easy Ways to Stay Connected with UCSF Online

Keep your UCSF connection strong by taking advantage of UCSF's online resources for alumni! From the comfort of your home or office, you can provide feedback on communications and programming, share personal and professional updates, and enjoy photos and videos from past events.

  1. Complete a short, two-minute online alumni survey*
  2. Join UCSF Alumni on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn
  3. Read the latest issue of UCSF Magazine including the "Alumni Hub" focused on alumni profiles.
  4. Recently changed jobs? Home address? Email? Update your information to make sure you don't miss any UCSF news or invitations!
  5. Check out photo albums from past alumni events including class reunions at Alumni Weekend.

November: Holidays with UCSF

Five Easy Ways to Gear Up for the Holiday Season with UCSF

The Office of Alumni Relations wishes all UCSF alumni and their loved ones a joyful, restful, and meaningful holiday season. Check out these useful (and whimsical!) ways you can incorporate UCSF into your plans this year.

  1. The UCSF Office of Sustainability offers timeless tips for Greening the Holidays.
  2. Visit the UCSF Library Archives for some 200 year old suggestions for holiday meal planning.
  3. Use your UCSF discount code for tickets to musicals like The Lion King!
  4. Volunteer your time at one of the UCSF Hospitals
  5. UCSF apparel from the UCSF Campus Store makes a great gift for anyone on your shopping list! 

October: Alumni Benefits

Five Easy Ways to Take Advantage of Your UCSF Alumni Status

Making membership gifts to the Alumni Association is an important way to express your loyalty to UCSF and help support a variety of peer to peer and student-alumni activities and networking events. But don't forget the many useful discounts and benefits that are automatically available to all UCSF alumni.  

  1. Affiliate membership rates at UCSF Fitness and Recreation facilities
  2. Unique tours and deluxe travel through AHI Travel 
  3. Access to all ten University of California libraries with your UCSF alumni membership card
  4. Special UCSF Alumni rates at GEICO Insurance
  5. Use of Club Quarters hotels (with code "UC") in 14 locations throughout the United States and London, England

September: Engage with Students

Here are Five Easy Ways for Alumni to Engage with Current UCSF Students

Spending time with current students, residents, fellows and postdocs is a wonderful way for alumni to stay connected to UCSF. Here are five opportunities to provide support and guidance while having fun and getting to know your future colleagues! 

  1. School of Medicine: Participate in the Medical Alumni Association's Host Our Students as they Travel (HOST) program in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, or Bostons
  2. Graduate Division: Attend the Postdoc Slam or Grad Slam Competition 
  3. School of Pharmacy: Join the Pharmacy Alumni Link (PAL) Student Mentoring Network
  4. School of Dentistry: Attend the 13th Annual DAA Bear Bash on November 4th!
  5. School of Nursing: Join the Nursing Alumni Association's Student Engagement Committee

August: Back to School

It's Almost Fall! Here are Five Easy Ways for UCSF Alumni to Go "Back to School"

It's that time of year again! Orientation events welcome new students to campus, and high energy abounds in classrooms, labs, and hallways. Eager to be part of the action? Check out some of the exciting opportunities for extended learning and professional development through UCSF's wide variety of degree programs and online media.

  1. Online MS Healthcare Administration & Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL)
  2. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public
  3. Carry the One Radio
  4. Online MS in Health Policy & Law
  5. Brought to Light