Get Cultural


Calling all UCSF students, staff, and faculty! It’s approaching that time again – UCSF’s Annual Cultural Night. Cultural Night is a celebration of the diverse cultures of the UCSF community, a night to show pride in one’s background, spread awareness and recognition, and unite the university in support of those from all walks of life.

This year we’re emphasizing celebration of culture through performances by YOU, the students, faculty, and staff that make up UCSF. We want you to show off the cultures you value, whether it’s related to your ethnicity, nationality, gender/sexuality, or beyond.

Cultural Night is not solely a talent show, we welcome all types of performances. Whether it’s playing music, dancing or teaching a dance, demonstrating a tradition, reciting poetry, showing off fashion, or simply telling a story, there are many ways to represent yourself. If you’re interested, please put your name down and join the casting call.

To sign up, please go to this link. Slots may be limited, so sign-up today!

The 2018 Cultural Night will take place at the Millberry Conference Center on May 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A small stage will be provided, but additional floor space can be made available for larger performances. Compensation can be provided for supplies and associated costs of performance (with provided receipts), up to $50 for single performances, and up to $150 for group performances. We ask that you limit performances to eight minutes maximum, with no minimum limit. The sign-up deadline is May 1.

Event RSVP:

For Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs):

RCOs are, of course, welcome to take part in the performances. In addition, RCOs centering diversity and culture that would like to advertise between performances, can inquire at the email below. Cultural Night will also allow two slots for RCOs to serve snacks or hors d'oeuvres during the event, with full compensation for food costs. If you have interest, also inquire below.

For additional questions, inquiries, and suggestions, please contact Aaron Mattingly at [email protected].

Thank you, and spread the word!

The Graduate and Professional Student Association