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Five Great Things About SF

By: Dana Negro

There’s a reason why over 25 million people visit San Francisco each year! On top of the beautiful ocean views, you also have so much excitement to choose from. Whether you’re active and want to hike or kayak, or more interested in listening to great music or seeing a fabulous theatrical production, you will never have the same experience twice. Since it’s only 78 miles away from campus, you’ll be able to go over and over. 

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

The city has some great shopping so grab a friend and head on out for a whole new wardrobe! Ok, maybe don’t overdo it. Whether you’re looking for a specific new item for your closet or just window shopping, you’re sure to have a great time.

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The Golden Gate Bridge is … Orange?

You may be disappointed to learn the Golden Gate Bridge is actually an orange vermilion officially known as international orange. While the bridge itself may not be golden, the view sure is! Take a walk across it or a selfie in front of it. 

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Let’s Go, Giants! 

One of the best things about SF is how diverse it is. You can find anything you want from food, art, and music, to any kind of sporting event you can imagine. One of the best spots in the whole city is the newly renamed Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants! Whether you bleed orange and black or you’re just there for food and the McCovey Cove view, you’ll have a classic Bay Area experience. Don’t forget your foam finger! 

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Inspiration all Around

The city is jam-packed with creative minds, from the latest tech moguls to incredible artists, you’re bound to be inspired every time you turn around. Did you know there are 55 museums in SF alone? Two of our favorites are the Museum of Modern Art where you can see exhibits from Warhol to Monet and the Academy of Science with an aquarium, planetarium, and a natural history museum all under one roof. 

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Eat and Eat and Eat Some More

Is there anything better than food? The Bay Area is known for amazing cuisine. From food trucks to five-star restaurants, there’s always something new to try. Did you know the city hosts multiple food truck festivals each year? If that doesn’t sell you on visiting the city, we don’t know what will! 

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These are just five things we think are pretty great about living near San Francisco, but what’s even more fantastic is you get to come up with your own list!

A Letter from the the Director of Student Activities

Hello Future PUC Students (and Family) –

Allow myself to introduce … myself. My name is Doug Wilson and I’m the Director of Student Activities at Pacific Union College. With a title like that, it frequently leads to an obvious question: Why am I bald and have no friends? Wait, that’s two questions. What I meant to say is, what exactly does a Student Activities Director do? Let’s find out together, shall we?

My job allows me to work directly with campus clubs, which are all filled with fun, creative and talented students. Campus clubs provide endless opportunities for students to get involved, get to know other students, put on events and have a ton of fun!

I also get to work directly with our Student Association (SA) leaders, who are elected by the entire student body to represent them throughout the year. In particular, I work with our SA Social Vice President, Melissa Khoury. Get to know her. She is awesome. That is all. Melissa and I are responsible for putting on exciting events across campus and providing a fun environment for students in the evenings and on weekends. But anybody can say they do these things, right? So where’s the proof?

Fun Fact Numero Uno (which is Spanish for Number Uno) #1 – PUC is the best school ever. Period. End of sentence. End of discussion. It’s over. Don’t even try to argue with me. Period. Ever. Did I say period? I rest my case.

Fun Fact #2 – We have some super fun events planned, like:

  • Week of Welcome (an event every day during the first week of school),
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Slip-N-Slides
  • Glow in the Dark Bowling
  • Extreme Dodge Ball
  • Fancy Banquets
  • Pool parties,
  • Talent Shows

…and that’s just Fall quarter.

Fun Fact #3 – You are going to meet some incredible people at these events and – wait for it – possibly your future mate. PUC was recognized as having some of the smartest and most beautiful students in the nation. Just saying.

Fun Fact #4 – By getting involved with a campus club, ministry, intramurals, varsity athletics or student leadership your chance for academic success triples. Ok, I can’t confirm that specific data, but we do know that students who participate greatly enhance their intellectual and social development and overall happiness. Basically, if you want success get involved!

Is your mind blown yet? Well, it should be. But if not I have another crazy factoid for you: Did you know that a duck’s quack does not echo and no one knows why? This and other useless info is trapped inside my brain dying to get out.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed your time with me today – I know I have. Let’s recap what we’ve learned today, shall we? We learned that PUC is the best school. Ever. We learned that we have incredible opportunities for students through campus clubs and ministries. And we also discovered that PUC is a pretty fun place with events taking place all the time; almost like Disneyland, except without screaming kids, four hour lines to Pirates of the Caribbean, and bottles of water that cost $30 each. So, you’re welcome!

Feel free to contact me and ask how you can get involved. We are excited you are coming to PUC! We want you to come share your gifts, talents and skills with us right away. Get involved. Come be a participant – not a spectator.  Remember, sharing is Doug Wilsoncaring and that only you can prevent forest fires. Basically, come help make PUC great!

I look forward to sharing more fun factoids with you soon. Can’t wait to see all of you on campus!

Sir Douglas Scott Wilson