Each of the graduate programs holds an orientation for its incoming students, and the Graduate Division hosts the Annual Retreat in Building Community, a joint orientation for all new graduate students. The Retreat is held in the beautiful San Francisco Presidio.
The morning of the Retreat includes an interactive diversity workshop and presentations by key campus units about the many student success resources and opportunities for UCSF students. Faculty lead the Retreat's afternoon activities, which may include outdoor activities and other options.
The Retreat and Fall Celebration are engaging and informal events that welcome new students to the Graduate Division's vibrant community of students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows.
The 2019 retreat is scheduled for September 6, 2019. More information will be posted when available.