Guides & Handbooks

Bay Area Campus Guide
Key Information


Parking is free at the Bay Area campus.

Access Cards

The Bay Area campus (12647 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon) requires an access card for entrance to the suite. Students, faculty and staff are allowed access via their access cards 24/7. Incoming students will receive their access card at orientation.

For cross-registration students: Full-Time MBA students may use their access card for Gallagher Hall. Sacramento students may pick up a temporary access card to use for the quarter. If you experience issues or need a replacement card, please contact Sergio Esquerre or Heather Hisserich.


For faculty issues/concerns, contact Sergio Esquerre, Bay Area instructional and operations manager, at (925) 543-8076. Sergio is responsible for instructional support, facility management and amenities for students and faculty. Also contact Sergio to arrange a tour of the facility.

On-site hours:
Mondays: OFF
Tues-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri: 12:30 – 9 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For student issues/concerns, contact Heather Hisserich, the Bay Area program manager, at (925) 543-8075. The program manager serves as the primary liaison for students, as an advisor on policies and procedures, and provides leadership for student programs and events.

On-site hours:
Mondays: OFF
Tues-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri: 12:30 – 9 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Copier/color printers are located in the Student Commons area. Fax machine is located in the reception area.
  • Meals/Snacks: Friday evening dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and sodas are provided. Meal menus can be viewed in advance by subscribing to a shared Google calendar that will be posted by Wednesday of the relevant week. Instructions as follows:
    • Navigate to Google Calendar.
    • Login with your credentials.
    • Select “Other calendars” on the left navigation bar.
    • Using the drop-down arrow on the right, select “Add by URL” and paste (Google calendar).
    • “Bay Area Campus – Menu” will be in your left navigation.

Note: Policy on Lunch/Dinner Breaks at the San Ramon Campus

  • Three meeting rooms are available for use (1508, 1509, 1510). Please reserve them in EMS (Event Management System).
  • Classroom Audio/Visual Equipment: All classrooms are equipped with a built-in computer, laptop connection, projector and screen. It is always a good idea to check your laptop connection to ensure connectivity.
  • Shower access is available. Please see Sergio Esquerre at the reception area for an access code.


GSM has partnered with several local hotels to offer discounted rates.


Bay Area MBA student mailboxes are located on the first floor.

Please note: Cross-registration students only have a mailbox at their home campus. Papers and/or homework may be retrieved from your home campus.

Public Transit and Bicycling

Bishop Ranch has several BART transit shuttles. See schedule and cost attached.

Bicycle racks are located outside of the suite near the back parking lot. If you prefer a secure lock option, GSM bike pods are located west of our suite. Please contact Sergio Esquerre to obtain a key.