The GSC social committee organizes monthly social hours (GUSH), term parties, club nights and other special events like Gradiators and Spring Formal.
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The GSC academics committee organizes academic and career workshops, field trips, and more. Look for upcoming events in the GSC calendar.

Advertise your events on the GSC Calendar and in the Weekly Announcements.
The GSC Weekly Announcements go out every Monday, so submit by Sunday at 10pm.


Graduate Underground Social Hours are hosted by different graduate student clubs each month and typically take place on Friday evenings. These gatherings provide graduate students with an opportunity to relax and socialize at the end of the work week, while enjoying some drinks and tasty snacks.

To suggest a GUSH, please contact the social chair.

Term Party

Each quarter the social committee holds a term party. Term Parties are typically held on a Saturday night at the end of each term to celebrate its conclusion. These parties usually have a fun theme and live music (band or DJ) to accompany the drinks and snacks. Past themes have included 80s night, the Halloween Party, and the New Year’s Cocktail Party. These are generally larger than the monthly GUSHES and allow students to dress up for the occasion.


Every year the GSC hosts Gradiators, an event where graduate students can compete in (more or less) traditional Gladiator events, tailored to suit the safer life style of graduate students.

Pub Crawls

As the name suggests, these events let grad students congregate and visit the well known establishments in Old Town Pasadena. Some of the past pubs have included Barney’s Beanery, and Lucky Baldwin’s, but suggestions are always welcome!

Spring Formal

Although most of us spend a great deal of time in lab, it’s nice to dress up and feel classy once in a while. The Spring Formal provides a great forum for grad students to do just that. Past venues have included country clubs where dinner has been provided and dancing has been encouraged.

Club Nights

Ever wanted to check out the clubs in downtown LA but can’t seem to find a driver that’s willing to get you there? Come join us for our Club Nights where we take you in a chartered bus to some of LA’s hottest dance floors. Past venues have included Boulevard 3 and the Supper Club. Social Committee has also forged connections with area graduate schools such as UCLA and USC too, so this is a great opportunity to make new friends in the area.

Community Nights

An opportunity to get to know your grad student neighbors better.

Summer Trivia

Think you have what it takes to win? GSC and Caltech Dining team up to bring you Action Trivia outside Red Door during summer evenings.

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