New Students

During the 2014 Fall Quarter all students are encouraged to participate in one of the many orientation activities, meet students from other schools, and become a part of the UCSF community.

Graduate Division Celebration

4-6 p.m.
Monday, September 15
Koret Quad
Mission Bay

Please join the Graduate Division for a welcoming event for all graduate students, faculty, & postdocs and enjoy a BBQ with ice cream and drinks. Get to know your community, eat, play games and win giveaways! Sponsors: Graduate Division, CLS, ASGD, Student Life. Open to students in any Graduate Division affiliated program (basic sciences, social sciences, nursing, and physical therapy) and postdocs in any department.

Chancellor’s Reception and New Student Orientation Fair

4-6 p.m. 

Monday, September 29
Millberry Union Gym

Mingle, network, enjoy free food and beverages and learn about great campus-wide student clubs and services. Need more? The Chancellor will be giving away some truly great things. (Think months of free coffee, an iPad and more!) This event is by invitation only. Be on the lookout – you will receive a ticket from your school. Participating Services & RCOs.

Feeling prepared for your first year? Check out the New Student Checklist and make sure you've covered all your bases!

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