Remembrance of things Graham

Graham Memories

Earlier this year, the Alumni Association asked alumni to submit their favorite memories of Graham. Here are the responses. Add your own memory using the comment box below.

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Jennifer Agacanyan

Meeting my future roommates and lifelong friends.

Jennifer Agacanyan

Meeting all my future roommates for the 1st time.

George Carino

I remember MCC was under Graham 100 and always flooded.

Ruby Carino

Jumping into the unheated Graham pool in the fall/winter season!

Dale Corpus

The pool!

Brian Fong

Living in the FRC and the life long friendships we forged in the lounge and rooms in Graham 100. We spent many late nights socializing. Also a good friend met his wife in my dorm room. (Dale Corpas '00 met Lisa trujillo '00 in my dorm room in Graham 100) We still keep in touch and both have kids about the same age now.

Robert Genchi

As an RA, my residents threw me into the pool. Bad then, awesome in hindsight.

Felicity Jimenez-Howard

Being part of FRC, I meet many close friends through our late night study groups and classes. My husband and I both lived in Graham 100 as freshman together and later as a junior he was a Resident Assistant in Graham 100.

John Mlnarik

Hanging out in Pete and Charlie's room watching movies and playing board games. Being part of a great community of so many others my age going through the same experiences but from so many different backgrounds.

Vanessa Tigmo

Jumping in the cold pool in the fall and jumping on a float, pretending to be Pocahontas with Ruby Vigil.


Armen Agacanyan

Pranks against the RA.

Kimberly Carvallison

I was relaxing reading a book in the 200 lounge and started a fire in the fire place. Smoke filled the room and the alarm went off. Fire trucks came and campus security and emts. The flue slipped. I was so embarrassed.I received a duraflame log at the next ARD/RD meeting.

Sandie Dudley

Beeing able to stare out at the sunny courtyard pool while sitting at my desk working on lab reports.

Mark Louie

Meeting one of my best friends, Renegell Delos Santos in the room next door to mine. We've been groomsmen in each other's weddings. Hanging out in the lounge right outside our rooms. It was THE spot for everyone to come together.

Wendy Quan

The late night study sessions after a Safeway run, out in the balcony with my fellow Graham 100 residents.

Kristie Quitevis

First place to live freshman year. Moved in and made so many friends.

Ben Zand

Roomates and friends closed doors at night not working shower


Cesar Bucoy

Late night study sessions. Playing pool with the guys.

Marc Cooperson

Being the honorary rowing dorm. The crew coach was living in the dorm so it kind of forced everyone to join and stick with it or you'd have to look him in the eye and admit you were a quitter for the rest of the year. It was great sharing so many experiences just being in college with hall mates, but being teammates as well was an incredible experience,

Miechia Jones

Meeting new people that I am still friends with today. I still have my t-shirt when I came to Graham.

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  1. Debbie Medeiros Carey
    October 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Memories . . . Steve Martin at Pipestage . . . what a deal! And who could forget the quesadillas . . . Wine and Cheese on Tuesday nights and the great dance parties that included doing the hustle in Graham 400.
     When I started at SCU I was a little disappointed that I ended up on the "upperclassman" side of campus, thinking I would miss the fun associated with Swig. Soon I realized that I I had the best arrangements - I mean a pool right outside my dorm? What a community we built. Thanks for the memories.

  2. Debbie Medeiros Carey
    October 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Forgot to mention I lived in Graham 300 for two years before moving off campus and then spending my senior year as a RA in Swig on the 8th floor. Debbie Medeiros Carey Class of 80

  3. Ralph Hipps, class of 1980
    October 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Graham 200 was the best dorm on campus, period!! Playing frisbee over the pool and off the sides of the dorm wall all afternoon was a great stress reliever! Some even made it into the open windows! Then there were the post finals jam sessions out on the pool deck, fun stuff!! Those were the daze...

  4. Tom Horan ('77)
    August 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I lived in Graham 100 and I remember seeing a poor quality b/w flyer for " A Wild and Crazy Guy" with a silly balloon hat affixed to the light post outside Graham 100. Would sure like to have that now! As I recall the Doobie Brothers also played Pipestage. I also recall Huey Lewis and the News playing for a Law School function. But the most memorable was being part of the inaugural class of the "Living Learning Dorm" where I was exposed to all matter of things, including about 30 people who all went to see " The Exorcist" and then were too scared to go to sleep!