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When you join the Graduate Division Alumni Association, you'll reconnect with those who made a difference in your life at UCSF. You'll also have the opportunity to meet and mentor current students and post-doctoral fellows. And as you can see below, membership grants you and your family many special benefits.

If you live in the Bay Area and would like to participate as a GDAA board member, please contact Graduate Division Alumni Association coordinator Nancy Newman at 415/476-9158 or nnewman@support.ucsf.edu .

Alumni and Student Programs


When you join the Alumni Association, your dues support a variety of great programs and opportunities, including:

  • Biotech Industry Day and the Career Fair, two events that help Graduate Division students learn about career options and opportunities
  • The Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award, given each year at commencement ceremonies to a faculty member known for his or her exceptional support of graduate students
  • The annual commencement ceremony.


alumni loan consolidation program Consolidate loans and lower monthly payments with Alumni Loan Consolidation Program, our newest benefit.

Bakar Fitness Center at UCSF Mission Bay

UCSF alumni can join the Bakar Fitness Center at UCSF Mission Bay at a special discount price. For details, visit the Bakar Fitness Center website at http://mbfitness.ucsf.edu/
or call 415/476-JOIN.

Bank of America Sign up with Bank of America for your UCSF Alumni Association VISA or Master Card WorldPoints credit card and show your support for UCSF with every purchase you make.

GEICO GEICO offers alumni, faculty and staff a valuable opportunity: outstanding car insurance at an affordable price. By working directly with their policyholders to eliminate unnecessary layers of expenses to streamline the entire insurance process, GEICO is able to pass on significant cost savings to customers.

Computer Values

Receive special value pricing on Dell and Apple computers as well as discounts on software through the UCSF Technology Store.

Club Quarters UC is a member of Club Quarters, the most popular concept for the hotel industry. Club Quarters are full service hotels equipped to provide comfortable accommodations exclusively for its members. Alumni, faculty, and staff pay the lowest rates for quality hotels in 13 prime big city locations.


Through our partnership with CalDiscoveries you can travel the world and enjoy over 60 professionally managed tours. You’ll be sure to find something that catches your interest and pocketbook. Singles, couples, and families are all welcome.

For more specific information or to sign up for a benefit, go to the alumni online community at www.ucsfalumni.org .

Please contact us at alumni@support.ucsf.edu regarding your personal experience with any of the alumni benefits. We’re always looking to make things better, and feedback is much appreciated.