Student Inside Guide

Helping UCSF students orient successfully to campus and the Bay Area with insider tips, consolidated services and one-stop information on how things work.

Insider Profile of the Week

Amlu Natesan

Amlu Natesan
Graduate Division
Class of 2016

"I love dancing! Whether it's a dance class or a dance party, I'll be there!"


Insider Tips of the Week

Alphabet Soup on a spoon

UCSF relies heavily on acronyms, but it can be confusing, even for the sharpest of minds. Take a peek at UCSF’s Alphabet Soup to understand what everyone is talking about.



San Francisco skyline with the Painted Ladies houses

S.F. is known for its extreme micro-climates. If it's grey where you are, try a new 'hood. Mission Bay and Porter Hill are known for their sunny skies. Hop on Muni or grab a shuttle and don’t forget your sunscreen!