Pack your bags, bring the gambling chips (along with the good luck), and prepare yourself for all the camaraderie and partying that will define the annual Vegas trip!!!
From January 17th – January 19th, the Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD), the Graduate Policy and Administration Community (GPAC), and the Student Health Council (SHC) are hosting the EVENT OF THE YEAR. This trip will be one of your favorite memories of grad school (if you remember it, that is). Interested in attending? You should be! WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED with:
-Transportation (to and from Vegas) in a luxurious bus. We’ll provide the drinks (bottoms up) and snacks. We are planning on leaving USC on Friday at 11:00 a.m. and returning on Sunday around 4:00 p.m.
-Two nights at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
-Free entrance to clubs TAO (located in the Venetian) and Marquee (top club in Vegas located in the Cosmopolitan)
Price: $155/person for a 4/room or $250/person for a 2/room or $500 for a couple with their own room (what a good deal, right?). We can do random room pairings or take your requests!
Please click below to purchase tickets – you will then receive a questionnaire regarding rooming preferences, club sign-up and other details.
Refund policy: A $20 processing fee will apply for all cancellations prior to December 15th when the Hotel Reservations are confirmed. From December 16 to January 16, a refund of $50 will be provided unless you can find a replacement for your spot.
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We had over 160 people attend the fall reception. Everyone looked awesome and we all enjoyed a night of food, networking, gambling, prizes and fun! Take a look at some of our pictures from this year’s Casino Royale Fall Reception.
We’ve sold over 100 tickets to this year’s fall reception. Get yours before ticket prices go up again or we sell out! We want everyone to be able to attend!
Hello GPACers, alumni, and friends,
Don’t miss out on a really popular fall event: the Fall Reception! Now is the time to buy your tickets. Guests are welcome. Please click on the PayPal button below to purchase tickets (make sure to add your name, guest(s) names, and your graduation year once you sign into PayPal). Note: Tickets may sell out and prices will increase Oct. 12th, so buy early to lock in your space and price!
If you cannot join us this year, please consider donating to the reception and GPAC via the button on the righthand side toolbar at the GPAC homepage. All levels of donations are appreciated. Please write Fall Banquet in the Purpose line provided.
If you are buying a ticket for a guest, please buy the ticket at the same price level at which you will purchase your ticket. You may change ticket quantity on the next page.
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The GSG Senator application is now available in the “Important Documents” section. GSG Senators represent their respective schools/programs within the student government for the entire graduate student community at USC. This is a great way to get involved and get to know USC. First year students are eligible and applications are due Sept. 20th.
Get your application
Our Boys in Blue play the Orange and Black from that other city on Sept. 13th. First pitch is at 7:10pm. If you haven’t been to a Dodgers game yet, this is the perfect opportunity. Socialize with your fellow GPACers while taking in some baseball! Guests, significant others, friends, etc. are most welcome.
Tickets are $25. We will take care of purchasing and seating — you just pay through PayPal by Sept. 6th! TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED. If you have questions, please contact GPAC Vice President Jackson Hite at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there! Fight on!
Below are descriptions of a few documents that we hope will be helpful to first years (and even second years) as we begin the school year. Click here to be connected to PDFs of each.
- GPAC First Year Committee Application: This committee is open to incoming MPA’s and MPP’s and is a great leadership opportunity for students to learn more about GPAC and get involved. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPTEMBER 8th!
- GPAC 2013 OrgChart: This document shows the structure of GPAC and who’s involved.
- GPAC Officer Descriptions: This describes what different GPAC officers do.
- GSG GPAC Senator Description: This is another leadership opportunity for incoming MPA’s and MPP’s to serve as a senator with the Graduate Student Government and GPAC. Separate application process to follow.
- GPAC List of Events Flyer: Finally, this is an updated flyer of our upcoming events!
To all new graduate MPA and MPP students, welcome! Please look around this site and email any of us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in late August.
To returning students, we are looking forward to working with you this year! Check back for more updates about this year’s exciting events!
Want to say thank you to someone at Spring Banquet? Send them a GPAC Flower Gram!
See the Flower Gram page for more information.
GPAC’s annual Spring Banquet is here! It will be held on May 11th from 6-9pm. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are all invited. Come celebrate the end of the year with us!
For more information and to buy tickets, please see the spring banquet page.