New Students

During the 2013 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.
Friday, September 20
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, drinks, and a photo booth. Get to know your community, eat, play games and enter to win giveaways! Sponsors: Graduate Division, CLS, GSA, Student Life. Open to: nursing, physical therapy & life, social and behavioral science graduate students. RSVP.

Chancellor’s Reception and New Student Orientation Fair

4-6 p.m. 

Monday, September 23
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.

ASUC & GSA Welcome Picnic

noon-2 p.m.
Saturday, October 5
Saunder's Court

The Associated Students of UCSF (ASUC) and the Graduate Students' Associate (GSA) invite all new students to kick off the new school year with a welcome picnic. Come explore your new backyard, eat (free) delectable SF treats, and meet new friends! Open to all first-year students! RSVP.

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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