UCSF Offers Public Tours of its Mission Bay Campus

October 11, 2006
News Office: Wallace Ravven (415) 502-6397

UCSF is offering weekly public tours of its Mission Bay campus. The Wednesday tours are open to all members of the public. Reservations are required a week in advance and can be made either through the UCSF Mission Bay website:

UCSF Mission Bay is a major new life-sciences campus. The 43-acre campus, which broke ground in 1999, already includes three major research buildings and an active graduate student education program. Currently about 1,700 faculty, students, scholars and make up the campus community, which also includes a new Community Center and a housing complex for students, scholars, visiting faculty and their families. Research, education and patient care continue at the original Parnassus Heights campus.

Tour participants will learn about the history of UCSF Mission Bay, the physical development of the campus, future development, and current programs and services. Participants have a chance to view the Mission Bay neighborhood from grassy Koret Quad, enjoy the unique architectural design of the Community Center at UCSF Mission Bay, and view the latest additions to the campus public art program.

Tour groups are limited to 15 people. The tour leads participants through the public areas of the Mission Bay campus. Admittance to research space will not be available. Tours last 45-60 minutes.

UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences and health professions, and providing complex patient care.

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