FroshMemo: Archived Issue 36 Fall '21

Hello Gators and happy November!

The New Student and Family Programs is proud to present the second November edition of FroshMemo! This article features a variety of helpful resources, different events happening on campus, and more. Be sure to keep up with each FroshMemo as they can serve as wonderful tools for keeping up with San Francisco State-related information and for getting more engaged with the SF State community.


The Academic Year 2022-2023 Resident Assistant application is now OPEN! 

About being a Resident Assistant:

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders in SF State campus communities that connect to residents in many ways! They provide campus resources, mediate conflict management, support networking, maintain community standards, and coordinate fun programs! They also check on academics, personal well-being, and bring awareness on social/global issues!  RAs essentially build community and care! 

If you are interested, apply to become a Resident Assistant for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

Here are some experiences shared by recent Resident Assistants!

“I’ve definitely felt that being a RA has been really beneficial to my growth in and out of a classroom setting. I feel myself becoming more outgoing and participating with others.” – Xitali Naranjo

“There’s nothing more fulfilling then being able to offer support for students whether that be in their times of need or even getting the chance to know them. Go gators!” – Grace Aguirre

“While the RA position has had its challenges, it has greatly improved my interpersonal and leadership skills. I’ve also been able to cultivate community and friendships amongst my fellow RAs and residents!” - Rene Marie De Amaral

Finally! A week-long break to breathe, sleep and relax. It’s been a long few months filled with assignments, exams, stress, you name it. This time off of school is definitely well deserved so be sure to use the time wisely and do what you’re supposed to, which is take a break! 

Take the time to be with your friends and family, to do something fun, or to just wind down by yourself. Go on a mini adventure with people that make you happy, try new foods that you might or might not like — the possibilities are endless. Also, take this time to reflect on the past few months and to find things that you are grateful for, are proud of yourself for, and so on. Find the positives and use that as motivation for the remainder of the semester and for whatever else you feel needs a sprinkle of positivity. 

We are very close to the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Use all 7 days of break to let your mind rest before returning to finish the semester strong. You got this! Go Gators!

We all know school can be difficult and stressful. You may have finished midterms or are still doing some after Thanksgiving break, either way, this is your time to put your books, pencils, computers down and take a break for a day or two before continuing doing your homework. You deserve it.

With the semester being almost over, we walk into our Thanksgiving break. This is your time to take a break, get time for yourself, be proud of everything you have done, even if you have been feeling you have not done anything, you are still existing and we are proud of you. This is the time to go to your friend’s dorm, play games, watch a movie together, eat together, or just leave them a note of how much you appreciate them.

One good place to get distracted from academics is the AS Rack-N-Cue Games Room. You can access the room by going down the stairs inside of the Cesar Chavez Student Center or simply ask at the front desk how to get to the game room. Through this link you can access their discord server and twitch channel: and if you still have questions or want to know more about the game room this is a link to their website which also has their contact info: 


Still feeling in the Halloween Spirit? Just wanting to distract yourself? Want to give a try to new video games if you have the money to access them or if you know someone that could let you borrow it? These are some of the most recent releases and already existing games to get your mind off some stress!

Halloween Spirit:

  • The Dark Picture Anthology: House of Ashes
  • Doom: Slayer Collection
  • The Last of Us/ The Last of Us Part II
  • Alien Isolation

General Taste:

  • Halo Infinite Multiplayer
  • Valorant
  • CS:GO
  • Just Dance
  • Splitgate
  • Mario Kart
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Movie night with your roommates/friends, or parents/love ones if you live at home


  • Arcane
  • Eternals
  • The Boys
  • Hawkeye(Releases November 24th)

If you are looking for other events, activities, organizations or clubs feel free to check out Gator Xperience.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 2, 1 - 2 PM  at Malcolm X Plaza

Thursday, December 2, 2 - 3 PM

Thursday, December 2 @ 5 PM

Friday, December 3, 12 - 1 PM

Friday, December 3, 5 - 6:30 PM at the Depot, Cesar Chavez Student Center

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 3 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