2014 Alumni Weekend to Celebrate UCSF 150th Anniversary

Attendees gather for the Chancellor's Breakfast at the 2013 Alumni Weekend

Attendees of the 2013 Alumni Weekend gathered for the Chancellor's Breakfast at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Photo by Noah Berger

UC San Francisco has a lot to tout from the past 150 years, and its alumni are a key part of that rich history.

As the University embarks on a yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, it is calling together alumni and other supporters for a weekend of mixers, continuing education, talks, tours and performances.

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The 2014 Alumni Weekend, which runs May 29-31, features more than 200 gatherings specifically for graduates of the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and the Graduate Division, and as well as opportunities to bring all alumni together.

The fun begins on Thursday, May 29, at the SFJazz Center, where UCSF is hosting an All-Alumni Cultural Outing with a performance by famed guitarist Marc Ribot.

Friday’s events cap off with the All-Alumni Reception featuring refreshments and live jazz by Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Palace Hotel.

On Saturday, attendees are invited to The Chancellor’s 150th Anniversary Breakfast, where Interim Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, will deliver a State of the University address, followed by a history roundtable discussion hosted by KQED’s Michael Krasny. The roundtable includes longtime faculty who will share stories about their experiences and the evolution of UCSF.

Following the breakfast, the Discovery Talks will be a chance to learn about innovative UCSF research and programs through short, TED-style presentations moderated by Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, vice chancellor for Student Academic Affairs and dean of the Graduate Division. 

All events are open to the public. To attend, you must register by May 15.