Happy Diwali!


Our friends at GISA (GGU Indian Student Association) held a beautiful Diwali celebration party last week on November 4th and tens of students, faculty and staff including our president David J. Fike joined them in their celebration.


There were many different–and delicious, might we add–Indian dishes and beverages served throughout the event alongside the traditional Indian music playing in the background. The event then featured a talent show and followed with a dance party. Some students have volunteered in helping the association serve food and beverages as well as applying henna on the participants’ hands.

The participation to this celebration showcased once again how much the GGU Community values appreciates diversity. We would like to take this chance to congratulate GISA on hosting such a colorful event! Our friends in the association told us that there will be another traditional celebration party in Spring ’17 Term. We will share the event date and details with you as soon as they finish planning it.

News & Updates


Let’s kick this week’s News & Updates section off by delivering the most awesome news: We have finally determined a date for our Fall Hike!

GGU Social’s very first hike will take place on November 27th at Lands End. This guided hike will be roughly around 2 miles; We will meet at Eagles Point and hike our way over to Sutro Baths. We know a couple of good spots that are well hidden on the trail and we are sure that you will appreciate our tour. Those who haven’t been to Lands End before, make sure to bring some form of a camera with you, because there will be some good amount of beautiful views to capture. We will share with you some more details on this event next week, but until then, mark the date on your calendars and  keep on reading GGU Social.


Spring ’17 Term registrations will open next Monday, November 14th. Make sure to plan your course schedule and register for your courses as soon as possible.


In order to make sure all of our readers know this year’s official representatives of student body, we wanted to share this image with you once again. The new SGA team is encouraging all students to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas about the student life at Golden Gate University! If you haven’t met the team and are interested in contacting them, feel free to reach out to them at their e-mail addresses shown in the image above.

Events to keep an eye on


Graduate Advising Office is hosting their last OPT/CPT Info Session for the Fall ’16 Term next week on November 9th. During this information session, the office will cover off‐campus employment options for F‐1 visa holders including Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training.


If you would like to learn tips and tricks on stress and mind management, you can stop by Room 4211 on Mondays and Thursdays to benefit from Wellness Resources’ Mind Management Labs. The workshops do not require any RSVPs or commitment.

Wrapping up

Thank you for reading this week’s #SocialWednesday. If you missed last week’s #SocialWednesday, click here to read it.

We are always checking our e-mails and we encourage you to e-mail us at ggusocial@ggu.edu with any questions you may have as well as the events, photos and ideas you would like us to share with the community! 

We are really appreciating the amount of views we have been receiving since the launch, and your feedback means the world to us! Please contribute in this brand new 4 question survey to let us know a little bit about your thoughts. You can also let us know what you think of GGU Social so far, and submit the topics and features you would like us to include by e-mailing us at ggsocial@ggu.edu!


Until next week,
Tarik A.


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