Please check back to see a listing of events for 2022-23. If you have any questions or suggestions of events for GPSA to sponsor, please reach out to [email protected].

2023 Last Lecture with Dr. Kai Kennedy
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Auditorium, Mission Bay + Livestream, [Registration]
The students have spoken, and hundreds voted for Dr. Kai Kennedy to deliver the Sumner and Hermine Marshall Endowed Last Lecture. Dr. Kennedy will deliver a lecture on the prompt, "If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?” This interprofessional event will bring out stories intertwining various dimensions of Dr. Kennedy’s professional, personal, spiritual, and cultural experiences that have brought her to UCSF today. Sponsors: GPSA, Student Life, and AAUCSF.

Recess Time: Llamas Visit UCSF
Wednesday, May 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Koret Quad, Mission Bay [Registration]
Back by popular demand! Come to Koret Quad to de-stress from work, exams, research, and life in general by cuddling with a llama! Registration and waiver required. You will be required to show email confirmation of waiver completion and UCSF ID when checking in. Partnership between GPSA and CLS Wellness & Community.



First Gen + GPSA Professional Headshots
Friday, July 29, 12:30pm-4:30pm, Koret Quad, Mission Bay,  Register HERE
Tuesday, August 16, 12:30pm-4:30pm, Saunders Court, Parnassus, Register HERE
GPSA is sponorsing a First Generation mini portrait session. Students will be required to place a $5 deposit which will be fully refunded after attending the photo session. The deposit will be used to secure your time slot. Failure to show up for your time slot will result in no refund. RSVP required. UCSF Students only. For any questions or cancellations, please contact [email protected].


Get Involved! Student Organization Fair
Tuesday, October 4, Noon-1 p.m., Millberry Union, Parnassus, Pizza with RSVP
Kick off the Fall quarter with a stroll through the annual Student Organization Fair! Student groups cover a broad range of interests, including educational, social, cultural, artistic, recreational, political and spiritual. During the fair, you will be able to visit different student group booths to chat with current members and learn more about the group’s activities.

In order to follow campus covid large event protocols, masks will be required, and pizza must be taken to go. To request accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected] at least one week before the event date.


UCSF Student and Alumni Mixer at SPARK Social SF
Thursday, October 13, 5-7 p.m., SPARK Social, 601 Mission Bay Blvd North, San Francisco, CA 94158
As the new academic year begins, enjoy a relaxed evening and dinner with fellow UCSF students and alumni at SPARK Social SF, an outdoor food truck park, beer/sangria garden, and community gathering space designed for funtimes. All registrants will receive meal tickets for the food trucks and access to SPARK Social's Backstage area reserved just for UCSF. Co-sponsored by UCSF Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) and Alumni Associationof UCSF (AAUCSF). Register by October 10!

To request accommodations for this event, pleasecontact [email protected] at least one week before the event date.


UC Student Regent Meet & Greet
Thursday, February 16, Noon-12:45 p.m., Student Success Center, Parnassus, [RSVP]
Join Regents Marlenee Blas Pedral from UC Berkeley and Regent-designate Merhawi Tesfai from UCLA for a lunch presentation on Thursday, February 16 at 12 p.m. in the Student Success Conference Center in Millberry Union 100 West. This is your chance to hear from the UC student regents regarding their application experience and to discuss ways in which the student regent could better advocate for you. RSVP by February 13.


GPSA Presents: The 10th Annual UCSF Formal
Saturday, March 4 , 8 p.m.-Midnight, Exploratorium, Pier 15, SF [Tickets]
Join the Graduate & Professional Student Association for the annual semi formal all school gala and enjoy a night filled with dancing and a taco bar at one of the most classic San Francisco venues--the Exploratorium! 

Tickets: $55 per ticket until January 30 / $60 per ticket after January 30.

  • Dancing
  • Taco Bar
  • Cash Bar (No-Host Bar)
  • 21 & Over 
  • No Ticket Sales at the Door
  • All Sales are Final (No Refunds)
  • Doors will close at 9:30 p.m.
  • A negative COVID test result within 24 hours of March 4 will be required. 

Each UCSF student is allowed to purchase up to two tickets (one for themselves and one for a guest). Photo ID & UCSF ID will be required at the door for you and your guest (guest does not have to show a UCSF ID). Please bring a printed copy of your ticket(s) or have it ready to be scanned on your phone when checking in the night of the event. Outside drinks (including containers) are not allowed in the venue. Personal items including jackets will be checked by security at the door. 

Ticket sales end on February 28.

To request accommodations for the event, please contact GPSA two weeks prior.


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[2019-20 GPSA Events]
[2018-19 GPSA Events]