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Friday Social Group

What is Friday Social Group?

Friday Social Group is a fun and relaxed gathering!

TU students and Hussman Center participants get together and have a good time playing games, doing theme-based activities, or just hanging out and getting to know each other.

We offer a bi-weekly Social Group on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Social Groups are announced via email, and participants register to attend using SignUp Genius.

*You must be 18 or older to participate in Social Groups*

When does Friday Social Group meet?

Social group takes place at the Hussman Center and will occur from 5:30-7:30 p.m. this spring. See the Social Group Schedule (PDF).

How to sign up and pay for Friday Social Group

You need to be on our social group email list to receive social group announcements. If you’re not already on the email list, please sign up for emails.

Social Group email announcements are sent by 5 p.m. on Fridays, a week prior to when a social group is scheduled.

After signing up, by the following Monday you will receive either a confirmation email or a waitlist email. People on waitlist will be offered a spot for that week's group if someone cancels.

Payments for confirmed participants only are due by Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m., and will be made online. If you have not paid by Wednesday at 4 p.m., your spot may be given to someone on the Social Group waitlist for that week.

How do I get Friday Social Group email announcements?

If you don't already receive social group emails, please email us at and request to be added to the distribution list, or sign up to receive the emails.

What if Friday Social Group is full when I try to sign-up? 

If the list is full when you go to sign-up, put yourself on the waitlist and we will try to get you into the group that same week or the next Social Group week.

What can I expect will be the same at Friday Social Group?

As Social Groups return to in-person opportunities, you can expect that we will continue to offer a fun and relaxed gathering space for a variety of activities. There will continue to be TU students who participate in Social Groups, and there will be water available. We ask that you pay online.

What can I expect will be different?

  • The price of Social Group is now $7 per person.
  • Currently, snacks are not offered.
  • We will provide bottles of water as requested.
  • The signup process will be done using SignUp Genius
  • All payments and visitor forms will be done online and are due on Wednesdays. If things change before Friday that impact your ability to attend the group, please contact
  • We expect that participants have taken the opportunities to get their COVID-19 vaccine. We will follow all COVID protocols as established by the Institute for Well-Being.
  • Guidelines are subject to change
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