The Graduate Social Club’s newest offering will be its semi-annual Winter Wonderland party, beginning at 8 p.m. on December 16 at BEC’s Bar on 2271 Shattuck Avenue.  The GSC announcement says, “Once you’ve rocked all your finals, come to our classy event. Ladies, break out those cocktail dresses, and guys, remember to wear pants.  (Ugly sweaters will not be permitted; save those for your next party.  And we’re serious about the pants, guys.)  Tickets will only be available online for $10 beginning Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. and tickets will be limited to 300.  This means only 300 people get into this event.  No ticket, no entry. You must arrive between 8 and 10 p.m. for admittance.  Appetizers and one wine/cocktail/beer will be included in the price. An innovative nametag system will allow you to express your dating or friendship intentions without having to shout them out.”

In case you’re not familiar with the Graduate Social Club — a project of the Graduate Assembly — its mission is to facilitate social interaction between members of the 10,000-member
graduate student population by organizing and sponsoring a variety of social events that bring together grad students from diverse academic interests.  What that translates to is a couple of large, pull-out-all-the-stops, invite-the-world events per semester, monthly medium-sized mixers, providing regularity of interaction, multiple medium- and small-sized special events, including outdoor activities (hikes, ski and bike trips),
dances and formals (masquerade ball), games (paint ball, bowling),
cultural outings (opera, symphony, theater), and more — including this semester, several filled-to-capacity advance screenings of The Ph.D. Movie (based on the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper).