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Become a UCSF Insider in Three Easy Ways


Student Life is here to help you maximize your “out of classroom” experience by supporting and enhancing student activities, fostering community and cultivating leadership development.

Student Life offers a variety of quarterly programs to help you balance all areas of your life, to be successful academically and personally and to provide opportunities to meet students from other disciplines. Student Life is truly a campus-wide student service, providing programs and resources for UCSF students in all professional schools and the Graduate Division.

To kick off your first year on the right foot, follow these three easy steps to get the inside scoop about UCSF and to get involved.

1. Check out the Student Inside Guide

The Student Inside Guide is a one-stop shop resource of services and information about UCSF and the San Francisco community.

It is the one place you can go to learn everything you need to know, including information on transportation, student health, social opportunities, learning skills, discounts and deals, finances, community links, student groups and governments, disability services, career planning and international needs.

Also be sure to read your weekly Student Inside Guide email each Thursday to keep up to date on campus and local events, insider tips and announcements.

2. Join or start a Registered Campus Organizations

Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) are a very important part of campus life, and each year, Student Life supports more than 160 RCOs at UCSF by offering a variety of free resources, such as suggesting vendors, renting out event supplies, printing posters, recommending funding sources and more. If you ever need event support or help finding like-minded peers, contact Student Life.

3. Attend a student government meeting

Student Life advises the Graduate and Professional Student Association and encourages all students to attend a monthly meeting to meet Executive Board members and to become a part of the discussion on topics relating to student priorities.