Campus to Host Block Party at UCSF Mission Bay

Faculty, staff and students are invited to enjoy a day of food and drink specials, raffles, coupons, games and live entertainment at the UCSF Mission Bay block party on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The entire campus community and neighbors are welcome to attend this grand opening party celebrating the addition of new restaurants and services at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, located on Gene Friend Way. UCSF is hosting two celebrations. A lunchtime gathering from noon to 1:30 p.m. will feature entertainment from Wild 94.9 DJ Majestichris spinning old school, hip-hop and R&B. In the afternoon, UCSF will host a happy hour concert from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Local cover band Gravy Boat will rock the Mission Bay campus with funk and R&B hits from the '70s and '80s. UCSF Mission Bay is the latest addition to the University of California, San Francisco. Bringing new vendor tenants to the campus has been the responsibility of Jennifer Dowd, a manager for UCSF Campus Life Services Retail Services. "Our goal in selecting service providers throughout UCSF has always been to create community - spaces, services and places that are welcoming both for our customers and our small business owners," says Dowd. Already open and ready for business at the Mission Bay campus are eateries Terzetto Express café and Subway. Peasant Pies and Bank of America and Wells Fargo ATMs are slated to open in early November. A portion of proceeds from Retail Services vendors is reinvested into campus enrichment activities, such as concerts and cultural events. Customers of these vendors may receive up to one hour of discounted parking with validation at the Mission Bay parking garage at 1650 Third St. The discounted parking rate will be available with a purchase of $5 or more at Terzetto Express or Subway. Customers may park up to 20 minutes for free. The UCSF Mission Bay campus is served by the Muni T-Third Street line, which stops at the UCSF Mission Bay Station located on Third Street near 16th Street. For more information, contact Retail Services at 415/514-1395.