Tetrad Annual Retreat



The Annual Tetrad Retreat is the main interdisciplinary event of the year for our graduate program. It is important to make research accessible amongst colleagues. One of the hallmarks of UCSF is its interactive community, and the Annual Tetrad Retreat is a great opportunity to get together and share ideas. Attendees include faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and research associates. The conference takes the form of scientific talks and poster sessions. We also present awards to our outstanding teaching assistants at this event.


The 2023 Retreat details will be sent to registered participants.

The meeting typically begins at 1:30PM (lunch served from Noon-1:30 PM) on Thursday and ends at 11:00AM on Saturday.

  • DIRECTIONS:  The drive from San Francisco to Granlibakken takes 3-4 hours.
  • PARKING:  Leave your luggage in your car until your room is available.  Rooms are officially available starting at 3:00PM, but some rooms may be available sooner.
  • REGISTRATION:  Check in at the Front Desk upon arrival for your room card key and name badge.  T-shirts, conference schedule, and first-year class bios will be available from 12:00PM-4:00PM on Thursday, at the Cedar Deck located outside by the Front Desk.
  • LATE ARRIVALS:  Check in at the Front Desk upon arrival for your room card key and name badge.
  • POSTER SESSIONS:  Granlibakken provides easels that serve as posterboards. There is no specific size requirements for the posters.  Oversized posters will be attached with pins to the easels.  The Poster Session typically takes place on Friday. To KEEP your poster, take it back to your room when the poster session is over. To DISCARD your poster, put it in a trash bin. Posters left after a poster session are thrown away by the maintenance staff.
  • MISCELLANEOUS:  You will find tennis courts, a swimming pool and jacuzzi. If you wish to stay at Granlibakken after the conference please call (800) 543-3221 to make arrangements.