GGU Social Thanks You!


Yesterday marked the first anniversary of GGU Social’s introductory post, and to celebrate GGU Social’s first birthday, we hosted a party down in the Student Lounge where a total of 90+ guests stopped by to celebrate this glorious moment with us.

We started this project to bring a colorful addition to Golden Gate University’s student life in hopes of entertaining you–our students–on a weekly basis. Using our communication channels, we have been actively reaching out to all of you, deliver news and updates to them in an entertaining manner, and we will keep on doing so for the coming years. We have a bunch of new ideas that we cannot wait to share with you, and we will slowly start revealing those as we go along. We would like to thank our colleagues in the Student Life department for supporting us in this journey, and you, all of our readers, for reading our blog and participating in our events!


Before we wrap up our lengthy thank you message, we would like to take this moment to announce the raffle winners from yesterday’s First Anniversary Party.

Ramin Rafat, Parminder(last name unknown), and Manu Mathur, please contact us at with your t-shirt sizes to claim your t-shirts!

News & Updates


Since the first day we first launched our blog last year, we promised to live by our motto “by students, for students,” and next week, we will announce our brand new activity that will provide our students with a great chance to show off their creativity and skills. To learn more about this announcement, make sure to check back in next Wednesday.


Our friends at SGA opened up their annual survey to gather feedback from the students regarding the services they provide. The team will give away an Apple watch and two Fitbits this year; if you contribute in the survey today, you will get a chance to win one of the three prizes! You click the hyperlink below to complete the survey.

SGA Survey 2017



Golden Gate University has a colorful and diverse community that has a relatively big portion of international students. With the population of international students being high,  culture shock is something we hear quite often here on campus. It’s important to understand that Culture shock is a natural emotional process, and Student Life department has put together a workshop to help you overcome its challenges. If you’re an international student, mark the date on your calendars, and make sure to stop by this workshop!

Reposting continues: If you are new to the community, we highly suggest you to watch the Office of Student Affairs Mini-Documentary that was published on YouTube last term.

Events to keep an eye on


The Graduate Advising Office kicked off their Working in the US Series with Realities of Working in the US today. The next workshop in the series is going to be OPT/CPT Info Session, which will take place in Room 5210 on January 24th. For more information, refer to the image above.


Wellness Resources’ Mind Management Labs are back! If you would like to learn tips and tricks on stress and mind management, you can stop by Room 5206 on Mondays and Thursdays to benefit from Mind Management Labs. These workshops do not require any RSVPs or commitment.


Speaking of wellness, the department is also offering free guided meditation to all students every Thursday in Room 4208, from 5:30 to 6:30PM throughout the entire Spring Term. Stop by, reduce your stress and increase your peace.

*The event is a drop-in, and you can attend all or just part of the meditation. 


February is right around the corner, and you know what that means! Office of Career Planning’s next Career Meetup will be veteran focused, featuring guest professionals from Pandora, CBS Interactive, The Clorox Company and 1-Page.

Wrapping up

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

If you haven’t been on GGU Social for a while, make sure to check out our Categories Page where you can pick a random post to read, and make sure to check back next week for campus news, more updates and events!

Until next week,
Tarik A.

GGU Social Did You Know 3-16

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