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About First Fridays

Since 2006 Auxiliary Services has helped coordinate a regular series of First Friday University Socials. This initiative, directed to all faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students, is intended to provide the University community a casual setting for informal discussion and socializing. Such informal gatherings often lead to more productive work relationships and an appreciation for diversity. For several years we have been partnering with departments across campus to sponsor each Social.

The Socials take place on the first Friday of each month from September through June from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. There is no Social in January due to the semester break. If Spring Commencement is the first weekend of May the First Friday Social is cancelled and the campus is invited to the President's Reception for Graduates instead.

All faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students from across campus are invited and encouraged to drop by the Socials for as much or as little time as you can. You will meet new people, learn about other departments, enjoy some snacks, and sometimes even win prizes. Each sponsoring department does something different. Some departments give out door prizes, some play trivia, some highlight their new facilities, but all involve a great time! See you at the next First Friday University Social!