Q: What’s happening to Arts & Events and Living Well?
A. We’re merging into a new Campus Life Service Unit called Wellness & Community. We’ll continue to provide many of the programs and initiatives you know and love, and will also be developing new offerings and outreach to improve wellbeing and build community for those who work, learn and teach at UC San Francisco.
Q. Why are Arts & Events and Living Well merging?
A. As the UCSF population grows, it’s essential that we change and grow along with it to better serve the needs of our community. The merger creating Wellness & Community maximizes these opportunities, along with the funding and resources to do so.
Q. What can the UCSF community look forward to from this new unit?
A. We will continue to produce many of our popular programs and events, while creating new and exciting initiatives, and discontinuing those that were underutilized. Examples of the offerings that will continue include:
• UCSF Discount Program
• Step it Up Online Wellness Challenges
• The Chancellor’s Staff Appreciation Events
• Health Promotion Campaigns
• UCSF Theater Nights
Q: What are some of Wellness & Community’s new offerings?
A: We have some great things on the horizon! One we’re very excited about is Great People Events. These are events for the UCSF community dreamed up by the UCSF community. Submit a great idea to our first Great People Events Contest and have a chance to win the funding and resources to carry it out! Other initiatives include the UCSF Volunteers program, a one-stop web resource for employees and students to participate in team community volunteer opportunities. Our unit will also be the new home for UCSF’s Staff Registered Campus Organizations.
Q: Where can I learn more about Wellness & Community and its new programs and events?
A: We look forward to staying in touch. We’ll be sending our first quarterly Wellness & Community newsletter in September.