Graduate Division Fall Celebration

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the Graduate Division hosted its Seventh Annual Fall Celebration to mark the beginning of the new academic year and to welcome new and returning students to campus, along with postdoctoral scholars.


This year, 800 graduate students, postdocs, faculty members, and volunteers gathered on Koret Quad at Mission Bay for BBQ, ice cream, music (courtesy of Robert Kirkbride of CLS Wellness & Community), socializing, great raffle prizes, and lovely weather. Representatives from several student RCOs and selected campus units were also on hand to share their work with attendees and inspire them to get involved.

Thank you to everyone who came out to have a good time, as well as to the many staff volunteers who made the event run so smoothly!

Raffle Prize Donors — THANK YOU!

The Graduate Division is extremely grateful to all of the following generous raffle prize donors, who helped make the event more fun for everyone.

Business donors

Columbia Sportswear: Producing outdoor wear and gear for over 70 years. (UCSFers can save 40-60% at their Employee Store in Richmond through September 30 by downloading the invitation from the CLS website.)
Goat Hill Pizza: A San Francisco favorite since 1975, with locations in Potrero Hill, SOMA, and West Portal.
The Grove: Casual eatery, family-owned in SF since 1999, with four locations throughout the city.
New Conservatory Theatre Center: Presenting innovative, high quality queer and allied theater in SF since 1981. (UCSFers receive 25% off on NCTC tix!)
The Ramp: A popular destination for dining, drinks, and dancing, right on the bay in Dogpatch.
SFMOMA: One of the foremost museums of modern and contemporary art in the U.S., committed to fostering creativity and embracing new ways of seeing the world.

UCSF campus donors

Campus Life Services – Wellness & Community
Campus Life Services – Fitness & Recreation
Graduate Division Alumni Association
Office of Diversity and Outreach
Student Academic Affairs

The Graduate Division Fall Celebration is held at the Mission Bay campus every year in September. Watch this page for news about next year's event.