COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to an updated mandate by the California Department of Health, a number of vendors have closed their venues and discounts may not be available until further notice. If you plan to purchase a ticket through our discount links during this time, please contact the vendor directly for your options.

“Yes, I’d like to pay full price,” said no one ever.

Here you’ll find a collection of discounts on various services and products available to the UCSF community of faculty, students, and staff. And because we’re always on the lookout for a great discount, feel free to send your discount ideas to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please keep in mind that some discounts are limited in quantity. We will do our best removing them from this page as soon as they’re no longer available.

Special Discounts During COVID-19


Salad bowlGet fresh, organic, ready-to-eat meals and snacks that are 100% plant-based and tailored to your health needs. Take the online intake assessment to customize your plan.  All meals are sustainably delivered every week to your doorstep in glass jars. You can pause or cancel anytime.

To get started:
1. Complete the intake assessment, using this unique link.
2. Use code “UCSF10” for 10% off on all orders.

Farm Fresh to You

UCSF partnered with Farm Fresh to You to get food delivered from the local farms to your door. Keeping in mind public safety, we want to highlight all food comes from local sources and is picked and packed using gloves. Deliveries will be made by drivers at night for a contact-less delivery.

To get started:
1. Sign up for Farm Fresh to You using promo code “UCSF” to receive 15% off.
2. Enter your zip code to view and select available delivery options.
3. Choose the box size and delivery frequency that works for you, then click BRING ME THE BOX to add your selection to your cart and finish signing up.
4. After your order confirmation, you’ll be able to customize your delivery— change produce and even add items like dairy, eggs, honey, olive oil or jam!


Kyte is partnering with UCSF to offer our UCSF community rental cars at cost. Kyte offers steeply discounted long-term rental cars and can deliver them to anywhere in San Francisco. The cars are sanitized, delivery drivers wear protective equipment, and the entire process is contact-less and a few clicks away on your smartphone. Depending on the duration of your rental, the special offer will save up to 40% of the retail value for long term bookings.

To get started:
1. Go to Kyte or download the iOS app.
2. Enter your delivery address.
3. Select a vehicle.
4. Enter the promo code UCSFCOMMUNITY at checkout.

Proof of UCSF affiliation (your UCSF badge and/or email address) and a valid driver’s license is required. Limited quantity available. Offer is valid for delivery in our San Francisco service area. Don’t live in San Francisco? That’s not a problem! Simply pick a convenient address in the city and Kyte will meet you there.


Sports Basement

paper bag Join the Sports Basement Basementeers Program and get 10% off every item, every time. When you join the program and shop, 10% of proceeds benefit UCSF.

To Get Started:
1. Sign up in-store or online. This includes a one-time $25 sign up fee.
2. Select UCSF Fitness & Recreation on the list of charities.
3. Every time you shop, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase.

Chinook Book

Live green and save money throughout the Bay Area with the Chinook Book App. It provides coupons to use at local restaurants, grocery stores and boutiques. This discount offer is sponsored by the UCSF Office of Sustainability.

For more information visit the UCSF Office of Sustainability website.

More shopping discounts


Sprint Works Program offers $5 off the first line of the Unlimited Freedom plan (making it $55/mo—that price also includes the $5 AutoPay discount as well). Second line is $40, lines 3+ are $30/each.

Discount codes
Students: GSTDT_ZST

Employees/faculty/staff of both UCSF & USCF Medical Center also get waived activation fees on new lines ($30 value) as well as 25% off select accessories in addition to promotional offers.

View deal and more on the Sprint website.


UCSF employees and students may qualify for a discounted rate on portions of their cell phone bills. There are restrictions and exclusions under some plans and features. In general, this discount will only apply to the main line and will not apply to extra features or add-on charges. 

Discount code, UCSF staff and faculty

Up to 17% on qualified plans. Register your phone number online at this link.
Campus: IRU FAN: 2477691

UCSF Health: IRU FAN: 2483874

Discount code, UCSF students
Up to 10% on qualified plans. Register your phone number online at this link.
Students: IRU FAN: 2807313

For anyone adding a discount at retail locations, please refer to the appropriate discount FAN code above or add the code afterward via the link. You will need to bring proof of eligibility such as an employee or student ID if you register in person.

The discount may not stack with other discounts. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. Registration must be completed using your UCSF email address.


The Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store in Richmond annually opens its doors for a limited time to UCSF faculty, staff, and students.

The most recent event occurred from December 6, 2019 - January 1, 2020.

Stay tuned for the next event.

Last Minute Gear

Last Minute Gear is an outdoor gear shop where you can buy, rent, or borrow. Buying or borrowing must be done in-store; if you’re buying, show your UCSF ID to save 15% on items to buy. Renting can be done online, and is available 24/7 with the self-service option, optional delivery available as well.

For more information visit the Last minute Gear website.

Cole Hardware

Cole Hardware store has been serving San Francisco since the 1920s. Now expanding into Oakland, they have everything from gardening tools to pet supplies. Show your UCSF ID and receive 12% off your purchase.

Some restrictions may apply.  

For product selection and to find a store near you visit the Cole Hardware website.


Shop the Apple Store for Education, save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad. Education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels.  No discount for iPhones or Watch.

View deal on the Apple Store website.

Earthfire Arts

Earthfire Arts is a cozy neighborhood art studio that offers pottery painting, clay molding, art classes and special events. They also offer adults nights on Thursdays, by reservation. Located just a few blocks from the UCSF Parnassus Campus.

UCSF staff, faculty and students will receive a 10% discount with UCSF ID on all bisque-ware and studio time. A 15% discount on rentals of the studio for private events.

For more information visit the Earthfire Arts website


Dell offers discounts to UCSF faculty, staff and alumni. For questions regarding monthly specials or personal discounts contact Lindsey Ingram at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

View deals on the Dell website.

Activities & Events

person looking up at a fish in aquarium. COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to an updated mandate by the California Department of Health, a number of vendors have closed their venues until further notice and discounts may not be available until further notice. If you plan to purchase a ticket through our discount links during this time, please contact the vendor directly for your options.

Broadway SF

UCSF faculty, staff and students receive a discount on tickets for Broadway SF shows. Ticket prices and discounts vary per show.

Visit Broadway SF website for a list of show and additional information.

Discount code: UCSF

San Francisco Zoo

UCSF staff, faculty and students will receive $3.00 off adult admission and $2.00 off children admission. Plus, one free Little Puffer Steam Train or Dentzel Carousel ride for each admission ticket purchased. Note: In order to obtain the discount, both ticket and single ride must be selected.

Visit the San Francisco Zoo website to purchase tickets.

Discount Code: 75001

More activities & events discounts


COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to an updated mandate by the California Department of Health, a number of vendors have closed their venues until further notice and discounts may not be available until further notice. If you plan to purchase a ticket through our discount links during this time, please contact the vendor directly for your options.

UCSF Nights at Dub Nation

Support the Golden State Warriors and cheer them on! Special discounted tickets available to UCSF faculty, staff, and students during UCSF Nights at Dub Nation.

Buy tickets on the Warriors website.

Discount code: UCSF

UPDATE (3.12.20): “No Games will be played until further notice. Any person who purchased through the UCSF link for any of the non-played games will receive a refund back to their method of payment.”

Tickets at Work

Having fun, getting away, and saving money are important for your well-being. This cost-free benefit provides you access to thousands of exclusive travel and entertainment discounts, so you can make the most of your time away from work.

To Get Started:

1. Visit Tickets at Work website and click Become a Member.

2. Use company code “UCSF” to join the program.

Red and White Fleet 

Red and White Fleet is the original bay cruise company in San Francisco. Red and White Fleet offers 3 cruises types, there’s something for everyone. UCSF faculty, staff and students receive a 15% discount. 

Visit the Red and White Fleet website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Discount code: UCSF

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Discount and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (WaterWorld)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the nation’s only combined marine life, wildlife, and wild rides theme park delivering Northern California’s best family entertainment experience.

To Get Started:

1. Purchase e-tickets online.
2. Enter username: UCSF

3. Enter Password: SixFlags7 (case sensitive)

4. Select your tickets and buy

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a must-see San Francisco museum. Based in beautiful Golden Gate Park, it’s the only place on Earth to house an aquarium, planetarium, rain forest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

To Get Started

1. Enter “UCSF” as the sales code on the eTicket Program page.
2. Next, you will be directed to log-in.
3. After successfully logging in you will see one of the following carts: General Admission, Night Life, or Night Life VIP or go to the calendar listing.

4. In the cart where products are listed, TIS promo price appears and you are able to add them to your cart and checkout.


- If you added items to the cart and enter the promo code after it will not work

- Confirm that you see the note “Promo code has been applied” in the top right corner of the cart

- Remove items from the cart and navigate back to the product listing page to see the TIS discounted price types

Get Away Today

Get Away Today has become one of the world’s leading providers of Disney vacations, family vacations, discount vacation packages, and adventure vacations. Building great relationships with hotels and attractions to secure the lowest possible prices. Get Away Today saves you 20% to 50% per vacation.

To Get Started:
1. Call (855-GET-AWAY) or visit Get Away online.
2. Mention “UCSF - Campus Life Services Wellness & Community” to receive the qualifying discount.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover the wonder of the Aquarium. Home to nearly 35,000 animals and plants, the Aquarium is a showcase for the sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.

Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Preferred Partner Program website.

Discount code: UCSF1002

Universal Studios Hollywood

Save up to $35 on one-day general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.

New Conservatory Theatre Center

The New Conservatory Theatre Center invites UCSF employees and students to save 25% off admission.

Discount code: UCSF

Student Only

Ipad and coffee on table. The following discounts are available only to UCSF students. They will require proof of current enrollment.

Best Buy

Best Buy offers students exclusive discounts on electronics such as laptops, televisions, and calculators. Discounts change periodically giving students a chance to get deals on a variety of different products throughout the year.

Visit the Best Buy website, student deals page.  

Best Online Traffic School

Best Online Traffic School is a California DMV licensed online traffic school that teaches students to become safer drivers while saving them hundreds of dollars in insurance premium hikes. The course fee is $9.99 – everything you need is included, pay nothing until you pass - no CC required during signup. UCSF students and postdocs can receive a 25% discount on the course fee.

Learn and sign up on the Best Online Traffic School website.

Discount code: UCSF25


The Dealhack Student Discounts Guide is the result of a quarterly survey of stores that offer discounts to students. Right now there are 165 stores, ranging from clothing to entertainment. Save this list as a reference of student only available discounts.

See full list on, Student Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Store.

The Word Point

The Word Point is a translation service. Many university enrollees and students will eventually need a translation for work in the international corporation, employment abroad, or continuing education in another country. The discount applies to academic transcripts, diploma, degree certificate, curriculum vitae, biography, application letter, and more.

Visit The Word Point to start translating your documents.

Discount Code: STUDENT2020

Discount Partnership Policy

This website contains links to websites that offer discounts on products and services. These websites are operated and maintained by third parties; links are provided for convenience only. These third parties, and their websites, are unaffiliated with UCSF. When taking advantage of these discounts, you will leave the Wellness & Community website to make your purchases. Should you encounter technical difficulties, please refer to the partner website contact information. UCSF is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused by, or in connection with, the use of those websites, or for any information, products, or services on or from those websites.