Bear Hug Social

Event Information

Event Location
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT)

Event Date

Event Description

The Bioengineering Bear Hug is an annual fall kickoff and homecoming event for grad students, postdocs, professors, staff, and alumni.

About this event
Please join us for the 10th Annual Bioengineering Bear Hug Social! We are bringing graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and alumni together to celebrate the UC San Diego Bioengineering community.

Date and time
Fri, September 23, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093

Registration ends on Monday, September 12.

Please email Tiffany Zhou,, if you miss the deadline and still want to secure your spot.

Seating for the dinner service will be assigned according to research interests.


5 PM: Check-In & Networking
5:30 PM: Welcome & Photo
6 PM: Dinner Service in Bear Courtyard
7 PM: Additional Networking


Students, staff and faculty must show their daily symptom screener when attending outdoor events. Must have a green thumb to attend.
Non-affiliate event attendees are encouraged to test within 24 hours of the event. There is no longer a requirement to check vaccination status.

We encourage you to wear a mask at the event (except when eating or drinking), although doing so is not required at this time.

Please note that event guidance for UC San Diego may continue to change. All events will need to follow campus guidelines at the date/time of the event and may need to be adjusted from original plans. We will keep you updated in case there are any changes to the guidelines.