Promoting Your Events and Initiatives

Send your news, events and deadlines to Jeannine Cuevas, Graduate Division communications director, for promotion through our website or social media channels.

Submission Guidelines


The Graduate Division will post on our website events and important deadlines that are 1) open/relevant to all graduate students and 2) of particular interest to graduate students.  Please submit dates, location, and a brief description of your event, preferably two weeks beforehand. For some events, we will create an event page on the site. For many others, we will post to our Graduate Student Calendar, a Google calendar embedded on the site.

Student Weekly Email: Managed by Student Academic Affairs, the Weekly Email is the best way to make sure your event listing reaches all students.  Be sure to submit information about all of your events, large and small, to Kathy Chew.

There is a general campus calendar at  (Look for the submission button on the upper right.  A login is required to submit events.)


Please be encouraged to submit news items that relate to graduate programs, current graduate students, alumni, or faculty; or news that would be of special interest to these same audiences or to perspective students.  For example:

  • Awards and other milestones or accomplishments
  • Activities that graduate students or graduate program faculty are involved in, especially those that are high profile; those that advocate for science or our graduate programs; make science understandable to a general audience; involve community engagement or partnerships with industry or external partners
  • Outreach/diversity efforts
  • Student volunteer efforts

Ideally, news items will be submitted in the form of a brief story that only needs light editing, but we need at the very least the “who, what, where, and when” and an appropriate photo. In some cases, we may also submit news items to Pulse of UCSF or pitch stories to or Synapse on your behalf.  (There are links to Pulse of UCSF on faculty and staff tab of the UCSF homepage.)

Events and news stories will be curated and may also be edited for length and style.

Social Media

  • The Graduate Division’s Twitter handle is @UCSFGradDiv. We will tweet or retweet announcements or news related to any of the graduate programs.  
  • The Graduate Division’s Facebook page is  We may post your events or news items here as well.  Please provide us with at least the "who, what, where, and when," a photo, and any applicable links.

Student Organizations

Be sure to share your events at least with the Associated Students of the Graduate Division (ASGD) and the Postdoctoral Scholars’ Association too if your event is open to postdocs.