Beyond Social Media: Students Want to Connect to Each Other in the Real World


Published on September 11, 2015

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Students and Trainees at UC San Francisco spend hours in labs and classrooms. They need an opportunity to recharge and find their place in the larger university community. Arts & Events provides them with a chance to engage outside of their academic endeavor through a variety of events designed specifically for students.

In April 2015, Arts & Events co-sponsored Casino Night. Arts & Events, in collaboration with Student Life, replicated Monte Carlo in Millberry Union, complete with live entertainment, poker, black jack, craps, and roulette tables. The mock casino included professional dealers, free food and beverages, and fun-filled prizes! The event, which drew nearly 300 students, was organized with the Graduate and Professional Student Association and was a tremendous hit.

Arts & Events also partnered with students to organize the annual Graduate Division Picnic and New Student Orientation. Matthew Cummings, last year’s Graduate and Professional Student Association President, now in his fourth year in the School of Pharmacy, appreciates the relationship between students and Arts & Events. “The students of UCSF are very lucky to have such committed and caring support as seen in Campus Life Services, Arts & Events. You are an integral part of our community, and our campus culture could not survive without services such as yours. I hope to fortify the relationship between GPSA, Student Life, and the ancillary services provided by your office, and others.”