Parnassus Heights

More than 120 years ago, UCSF opened its first building on a donated site overlooking Golden Gate Park. Today Parnassus Heights is home to world-renowned research, a top-ranked medical center, and leading educational programs in the health professions.

Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan


The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan outlines a bold vision for transforming the campus over the next several decades, to provide a welcoming, state-of-the-art environment where our people can do their best work across research, patient care, and education. Planning to re-envision and revitalize the Parnassus Heights campus coincides with and will complement UCSF Health’s Strategic and Site Planning initiative to build a new, world-class hospital on the 107-acre campus.

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Engaging The Internal Community


The Future of Parnassus Heights Town Hall March 23, 2022

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Parnassus Research Programming Task Force 2021

UCSF has involved many stakeholders to solicit their input and ideas on the future of the Parnassus Heights campus and hospital.


In February 2021, the Parnassus Research Programming Task Force was convened to look more closely at the current and future research enterprise at Parnassus Heights and across all UCSF sites. The task force was charged with a number of specific tasks.


The Task Force convened a Town Hall on June 2, 2021 to present preliminary approaches to the Parnassus Heights research programming effort and get feedback.


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The Task Force made recommendations to the UCSF Space Committee in October, 2021 and submitted the Parnassus Research Space Task Force Final Report. The Space Committee response endorsed these recommendations and "unanimously supported the development of an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations, including high level timelines and funding proposals to support the action plan."

A subsequent letter from the Space Committee in February, 2022 provided a status update.

Parnassus Research Programming Task Force Update
resentation to the Academic Senate, Nov 19, 2021

April 2022 Update to the Task Force from the Space Committee Co-Chairs


Revitalization of Parnassus Heights Town Hall, April 24, 2019

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Seismic Program Renovations

UC San Francisco's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) was approved by the University of California Regents in late 2014. With this momentum, UCSF began to focus its attention on the Parnassus campus to address critical structural issues as one of the many phases of implementing the LRDP. The first objective is to seismically retrofit and renovate Clinical Sciences Building (CSB), which was completed in early 2021.

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