Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

March 25, 2020
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF community:

On behalf of UCSF Health President and CEO Mark Laret, Dean Talmadge E. King, Dean Catherine Gilliss, Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, Dean Michael Reddy, and Dean Elizabeth Watkins, I am sharing this video message to thank you for your leadership and courage at a time when our communities need us most.

If you would like to learn more about how UCSF is responding to the pandemic, join me for another UCSF Health and campus COVID-19 virtual town hall on Friday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m. For those in the UCSF community who are not required to work and will be observing Cesar Chavez Day, a recording of the town hall will be available on the UCSF COVID-19 website following the event.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

March 2, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Tomorrow, Californians will be voting in the 2020 Primary Election as part of Super Tuesday: March 3, 2020.

Find more information about what’s on the ballot, election deadlines, upcoming events on campus, and more at

The approaching election provides us with an opportunity to review legal restrictions regarding employee involvement in political activities. Watch this short video to review UCSF advocacy guidelines.

Some important reminders:

  • Employees may not support or oppose candidates for public office or ballot measures when acting in University roles or with UC resources (such as UC email, letterhead, or campus facilities).
  • UC employees may participate in the political process using personal resources, on personal time, and without any inference of University endorsement. When taking a personal position, you may use your title for identification purposes but must offer a disclaimer to clarify you are advocating in an unofficial capacity, such as title for identification purposes only.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Assistant Vice Chancellor of Community and Government Relations Paul Takayama.

Thank you, and see you at the polls!

Francesca Vega
Vice Chancellor
Community and Government Relations