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Thank you for your interest in hosting TG! People like you make the magic happen. Please read the rules and guidelines below then sign up using the form at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please reach out to the TG committee at

Sign up

After you read the rules, please sign up for an available date using the form at the bottom of this page.
It takes at least three people to host (but more people makes it more fun).
Email if you have questions or to reserve a date far in the future (more than 3 months away).

Emails and

All emails and messages about TG must be passed through our email ( before being sent out.


The main door of Surfside can be opened using a student ID card. Bathroom keys are kept in the audio cabinet left of the fridge. PLEASE RETURN BATHROOM KEYS AFTER USING.


All drinks will be provided, but we ask that you supply the snacks! We’ll reimburse up to $100 for snacks. Just bring your receipt to the TG that you are hosting.

You will find non-alcoholic drinks and wine on the shelf that’s on the left-hand side inside the kegerator. Please take these out and put them where people can serve themselves.


Please encourage people to donate to the cause!

Note that no money can change hands at TG, including both TG donations and donations to charitable organizations. Please do not set up computers to collect credit card donations (although people can still donate using their phones).

Be Responsible

You cannot host drunk. There will always be a TG committee member around if you have any questions or concerns.

Door Duties

Assign someone to stand at the door and check for (1) government IDs to ensure they are over 21 and (2) for SIO affiliation. If they have a TG Fish sticker, they have already been approved and you can stamp their hand and let them in. If they don’t have a fish sticker but are over 21 and are affiliated with SIO, encourage them to seek out a committee member who can give them a sticker. SIO-affiliated means: SIO student, staff, faculty, or guest of an SIO person (also NOAA fisheries, aquarium personnel, etc.). If they are a guest, they need to have their host with them at the door. If they don’t meet these requirements, please do not let them in.

No Alcohol Outside

Alcoholic beverages may not be taken out of Surfside (even to go to the bathrooms). Make sure people leaving Surfside (even temporarily) leave their beer and wine inside.

Clean Up, Lock Up

Follow the cleanup checklist posted above the sink detailing the things that need to be done after TGs, including locking all doors (bathrooms and sliding glass doors too!), taking out trash, sweeping the floors, wiping down counters, etc.

Leave No Trace

Try to leave Surfside looking like it did when you arrived. You shouldn’t have to move furniture around, but if you do, please put it back where it was when you got there. Make sure everything that doesn’t belong in Surfside is removed (e.g. extra food, clothing; unclaimed items go in lost and found). If there are extra non-alcoholic drinks or wine, please leave them on the shelf in the kegerator, do not take these drinks home.

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