Great People Events

Wellness & Community is excited to announce the launch of The Great People Events Contest. The goal of the contest is to celebrate what makes UCSF a great place to work, learn, teach, and discover – our Great People!

Do YOU have a fantastic idea for an on campus event that celebrates the UCSF community? Want to reward hard work, promote wellbeing, support PRIDE, increase engagement, or just have fun?  YOU dream it up and we’ll help make it happen. Five winners will be chosen from all entries received and will get their idea funded with an event team at their disposal.

Contest entries are now being accepted for the pilot series of five Great People Events to take place before July 2019.

Review the contest guidelines and timeline below. Applications accepted July 9 - August 17!


•Contest is open to UCSF faculty, staff, trainees and students
•One entry per Great People Event idea
•Events must be on campus, and only for UCSF faculty, staff, trainees and/or students
•Events and event attendees must adhere to all UCSF policies
•Provide as much detail about your event idea as you want (all winners will have Wellness & Community’s help with event planning).


Contest entry period is open July 9th to August 17th. All entries must be received by the August 17th deadline.

A review committee will choose five (5) Great People Event winners. All winners will be notified no later than November 1st. All contest winners will work with a member of Wellness & Community to plan events. Events will be held before July 2019.

Contest Entry

Ready to submit your Great People Event idea? Apply here! The contest is open through August 17.


Q. Who can enter?
A. Any member of the UCSF community can submit an Great People Event idea: faculty, staff, trainees and students.

Q. How are the winning event ideas chosen?
A. Events will be chosen by a selection committee. Entries will be evaluated for impact, target population, budget, creativity and feasibility. The selection committee will aim for a diverse mix of events.

Q. How will Wellness & Community be involved in planning the winning event ideas?
A. A Wellness & Community team member will partner with winners to ensure the success of their event idea by determining the best location, time and event structure, as well as helping with communication to ensure optimal attendance. As needed, on-site event support will also be available.

Q. How are Great People Events funded?
A. Wellness & Community has a yearly budget for events that build community at UCSF. This year we are piloting a new approach where event ideas are dreamed up BY the UCSF community FOR the UCSF community, rather than by our team.