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About 30 percent of our students identify as the first in their immediate family to attend college and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. How the funding works »

The Oakland native is a seasoned executive with strong ties to higher education.

From storing research samples to medication, the important appliances across campus can be energy hogs.

Medical centers at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay receive an ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Safety Grades.

High overhead a section of the Toland Mural is being lifted for transport
Up, Up and Away: A section of the New Deal-era “History of Medicine in California” mural is lifted from the roof of UC Hall before being loaded onto a truck. The 10-panel set of murals is being carefully removed from the aging building for preservation, storage, and eventual relocation for exhibition. The seismically unsafe UC Hall is being removed to make way for the new Research and Academic Building as part of the modernization of the Parnassus Heights campus.
Parnassus Heights Neighborhood Week: This November, join UCSF in supporting local businesses in our shared Parnassus Heights neighborhood, where UCSF was founded over 120 years ago. Learn how to participate and potentially win one of three prizes »

Open Enrollment Ends Friday: Any changes need to be made by 5 p.m. on Friday. Learn about medical care and health plan options or get additional assistance.

Get Your Flu Shot: To protect the communities in which we live and work, all UCSF employees and learners are required to get a flu vaccine or sign a declination form. See drop-in clinic locations or access the declination form.

Pfizer Vaccine Available for Children: Kids 5 years or older can receive the Pfizer vaccine at UCSF. See locations and how to schedule an appointment »

UCSF Climate Survey Closes Nov. 30: This confidential survey will gather data that will help inform improvements to UCSF's working and learning environment. A link has been sent to each UCSF member’s email inbox. Prizes will be awarded randomly to respondents. Learn more »

Get Your COVID-19 Booster Shots: Pfizer and Moderna booster shots are widely available through vaccination clinics, health care providers and neighborhood pharmacies. Californians can visit the My Turn website or call 833-422-4255 to make an appointment or find a nearby vaccine clinic. See more on how to get a vaccine at UCSF »
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Wellness Corner
World Kindness Day this month reminds us of the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. Make an effort to practice kindness whether that be at home, work, school, or just out in public. Visit for more wellbeing tips and resources.
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Recess Time

Re-energize and reconnect with your community through games and activities like Connect 4, giant Jenga, cornhole, giant chess and checkers, soccer and more.