Community Advisory Group

The mission of the Community Advisory Group is to (1) serve as a community advisory body and sounding board for UCSF administration on planning issues, based on both a neighborhood and a city-wide perspective; (2) assist UCSF in strengthening communication with and engagement of the public on broader issues of community concern; (3) provide essential and relevant feedback on programs, campus planning and development activities; and (4) identify strategies and actions for addressing community concerns.

More about the Community Advisory Group

    Community Meeting Notification

    It is the intent of UCSF Community and Government Relations to provide information in a timely fashion. We commit to striving to meet the following information distribution schedule for community meetings, including UCSF Community Advisory Group (CAG) meetings, CAG Action Team meetings, and other UCSF community meetings: Community meeting notification will begin a minimum of four weeks in advance of the community meeting with an email notification and an online meeting announcement posted on this website. If a specific meeting location is not known, a “save the date” notice will be posted. Any postcard mailings will be sent as close to four weeks in advance of the meetings as possible, and newspaper advertisements will run with timeliness in mind, but based on the newspaper distribution calendar. Meeting notifications will always include the main agenda topic. Community meeting agendas and presentations will be posted on the UCSF Community Relations website if they are available in advance of the meeting. They will always be posted within two days after the meeting, barring technological difficulties. Our goal is to provide this information at least two days in advance, but this may not always be possible.

    UCSF Community and Government Relations: Community Meeting Notification [PDF]

    Campus Sites

    Planning for the next LRDP will include consideration for the following campus sites:

    Mission Bay

    UCSF Mission Bay is the newest link in a campus chain that connects virtually every San Francisco neighborhood.  This 57-acre campus, located in the midst of a 303-acre residential and business development, will support 20 structures dedicated to biomedical research and education. The first research building, Genentech Hall, opened in January 2003. In 2015, UCSF Mission Bay will include three specialty hospitals — providing children’s, women’s, and cancer services — designed to elevate patient care to a new level of excellence.

    Parnassus Heights

    UCSF’s 107-acre Parnassus campus is located above Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District. It is home to:

    • Graduate professionals in dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy
    • Graduate division for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scientists
    • UCSF Medical Center
    • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
    • Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

    Mount Zion 

    Mount Zion Hospital was established in 1887 as a voluntary, nonprofit hospital to render “medical and surgical aid and service to the needy and distressed sick of the community without regard to race or creed.”  In July of 1990, Mount Zion Health Systems and the University of California approved an integration that made Mount Zion part of the UCSF family. Today, UCSF Mount Zion is a hub for outpatient services, and is also known for being home to the following specialty care centers:

    Laurel Heights

    Laurel Heights, once part of the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, is a 470,000-square-foot building (including 170,000 square feet of parking) that sits on nearly 11 acres of land. Laurel Heights houses various academic units, administrative groups, and facilities including: Community and Government Relations, Human Resources, The Center for Health and Community, The UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, and the University Child Care Center at Laurel Heights.

    San Francisco General Hospital 

    UCSF is proud of its 140-year long history of providing quality medical care at SFGH, where more than 2,000 UCSF physicians and staff work side-by-side with the dedicated employees of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

    Mission Center Building

    This six story converted warehouse is used by the School of Medicine, UCSF Police, and various campus administration units such as Accounting, Documents, Media & Mail, for offices and laboratories. Some Medical Center units such as Hospital Accounting and Clinical Enterprise Systems occupy space in the building. The building has a total of nearly 800 occupants.

    Current Projects

    Find out about UCSF projects that are being planned or are currently underway here.

      Benefits for Nonprofit Organizations

      UCSF often has surplus items in its warehouse including office furniture, file cabinets, computers, printers, and more. The University gives local nonprofits a chance to obtain these items free of charge. UCSF also co-sponsors the use of conference facilities for San Francisco nonprofit organizations at the Laurel Heights, Parnassus Heights, and Mission Bay campuses. These subsidies offer local nonprofit groups access to our facilities for meetings, conferences, and other events. Annual subsidies are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Workforce Development Programs

      UCSF is committed to hiring locally and strives to provide jobs to those who live in the communities that neighbor UCSF campuses.