FroshMemo: Archived Issue 43 Spring '22

                                                                                                                         Gator “Shout-Out!” 🐊  


Gator Spotlight wants to recognize Marcus Tappan (He/Him)! 

SFSU Student


Marcus, also known as Mac, is a junior majoring in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA). He is from Inglewood, California and chose SF State to live in the city full of opportunities! 


Gaming Gators Baner


The organization that this Gator is representing is Gaming Gators at San Francisco State University, an organization that specializes in casual video gaming and competitive E-sports. Gaming Gators also competes against other universities in videogame tournaments! Videogames are played from a variety of console libraries including, Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation. 


SFSU Gamin Gators group photo


Mac is now the organization treasurer and explains that he originally joined Gaming Gators because he enjoys playing video games and wants to learn more about the business gaming industry. 


Gaming Gators Tabling


When asked about why students should join organizations, he states, “It helps you find friends, explore interests outside of your major, and helps in discovering a career”.


SFSU Student


Mac encourages all students that enjoy playing video games, either casually or competitively, to check out their organization. 


Gaming Gators Group


In fact, on May 1st, 2022, Gaming Gators is hosting a Valorant Gaming Invitational with the organization team and other colleges. Gaming Gators is also having an SF Shock Watch Party on Campus on May 5th, 2022, at 12:00pm (PST). 

As for advice for incoming first-year students, Mac provides a reminder to “Take it slow.” 



To learn more about Gaming Gators, visit their Instagram and Twitter page: @ggsfsu 

You may also become an active member and connect with the Gaming Gators in their Discord page. 

Applications for videogame teams and their Twitch account are also available on their 

And to connect with Mac to learn about student life, follow him on Instagram and Twitch!

                                                                                                                        HPW Ambassador Program Promo  


Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) is recruiting for the Ambassador Program (student volunteer) for Fall 2022! Ambassadors will meet new people, gain new skills and build their resume. We will have in-person health and wellness volunteer activities, but will also keep some virtual components of our program for the fall semester. We will have a couple info sessions if students would like to learn more about our student volunteer program.  


Info sessions on:  

  • Thursday, April 28th from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

  • Wednesday, May 4th from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 

Please register for the info session or go to our website.  


Health Promotion & Wellness Ambassador Program Now Recruiting 

Volunteer with HPW! 

Build your resume, Meet new students, Assist with health and wellness activities  

Volunteer 4 hours per month & Semester commitment  

Applications and more information:  

Follow us @SFStateCares 


The deadline for the HPW Ambassador Program application is Friday, August 12th, 2022 

                                                                                            Promoting Inclusivity in Computing Summer Program 


Are you interested in coding? Are you interested in R/Python, but not a computer science major? Well, we are calling all students from the sciences to participate in the Promoting Inclusivity in Computing summer program this summer! In the Promoting Inclusivity in Computing Summer Program (PSP), students will learn the basics, such as the following topics (the group will either learn R or Python): 


  • What is R/Python? 

  • How is it used in the research and scholarship? 

  • Functions in R/Python 

  • How to read in data in R/Python 

  • A brief guide to analyze data in R/Python and do data visualizations 

The PSP is a 9-week program where students will meet 10 hours per week (9 of those hours will be with their teams and 1 hour will be with everyone in the program).  The teams are guided by a faculty member and run by a near peer mentor.  The topics include cancer biology, public health, conservation, and other science focused topics through the lens of computing! 


For mor information visit 


Go Gators! 

Upcoming Events

Last Day of classes! Friday, May 13 is our last day of instructions, as well as the last day to apt in to do the credit/ no credit option. Please contact an advisor to go over your options

Priority registration begins for continuing students, and the Bursar begins accepting payment for Fall ‘22. You can find your registration date in your Student Center.

When: Friday, April 19

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Zoom

Are you looking for an opportunity to work on campus? Well, this is your opportunity to do so, from Teachers' assistants, office assistants, Web Designers, Marketing Analysts, and many more opportunities. Check out the link below to learn more about the positions.

When: Friday, April 29  

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Zoom

Six of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area -- students Nathanael Mitchell, Ku'uipo Rio, Dean Engle, Connor Wentworth, Megan Chenot, and Hasti Jofari -- present staged readings of their new work. Made possible in part through the generosity of the Sam Mazza Foundation.

Date & Times:

May 5, at 7:30 pm
May 6, at 6:00 pm
May 7, at 2:00 pm
May 8, at 1:00 pm

Location: Creative Arts Building, The Lab.

For questions contact: Ann Galijour

Come join Associated Students in their 11th Annual Rhythms Music Festival ft. Phony Ppl as the  Opener followed by BABY TATE as our Headliner!


When: Friday, May 6

Time: 7:00pm - 3:00am

Location: Annex 

When: Friday, April 29

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Depot(Downstair the Cesar Chavez building)

Need Support?

Dean-On-Call Program 

Real-time support for students and those that may be experiencing difficulties in navigating the universities environment

The Dean-On-Call Program serves as an opportunity for students to drop-in for usual or unusual questions, serve as a support or referral resource, and to help students navigate the university environment.

First-Year Experience Peer Mentors

Fellow students are here to connect you to the campus community & provide one-on-one support!

The First-Year Experience Peer Mentor program provides support available to all first-year students at SFSU! Attend the events & study circles that peer mentors hold every week to meet other first-year students & integrate into the community at SFSU. You can also get individualized support by meeting with a peer mentor.

New Student Help Desk 

Help when you need it most! Visit with New Student Programs and the Gator Mentors! 

The New Student Help Desk is open five days a week, Monday - Friday, every week! Make sure to check our website for our updated hours. A GatorMentor is always there to answer any pressing questions you may have. The Help Desk is available for reservations Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. If you would like to make a reservation, please email your assigned Gator Mentor directly, and they will assist you in setting up a reservation. Don't have a Gator Mentor? Email us at