Graduate Student Services

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 1-5, 2019 is National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week! In 1993, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students established an appreciation week to recognize the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students across the nation’s campuses. In recognition of your contribution to your various colleges, departments, labs, classrooms and offices, the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate & Professional Student Council will be hosting several events for graduate and professional students throughout the week.

Please see the list of activities scheduled below: 

Monday, April 1st

Grad Café

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Graduate Student Lounge ALN 209
Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge to start your week off with an assortment of morning pastries and freshly brewed coffee.

Introduction to Yoga

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Campus Recreation Room 107
Often during graduate school students are faced with stress and anxiety. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, mediation and relaxation. Join us as we go over a few techniques of Yoga. Please wear appropriate clothing for practicing yoga.

Tuesday, April 2nd

Graduate Students “Grab & Go”

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
College of Education (EDU) Rotunda
Stop by on your way to class and pick up an “Appreciation Gift” and a little extra nourishment for the evening. ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME!

Wednesday, April 3rd

Graduate Students Ice Cream Social

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Lounge ALN 209
Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge and treat yourself to a refreshing ice-cream treat served by the Office of Graduate Studies Staff.

Stress Reduction Workshop

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
John and Grace Allen Building (ALN) 296
Stress is perceived in the mind, experienced through emotions, expressed in behavior, and held in the body. This workshop will address the nature of stress and provide techniques to identify and reduce stress once it occurs. FREE stress balls will be given to all participants.

Thursday, April 4th

Creating Your Professional CV

11:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Marshall Student Center (MSC) 2703
A representative from the Office of Career Services will provide insightful information about building your professional curriculum vita “CV”.

Grad Night Out Bowling

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
AMF University Lanes – 13109 N 56th Street
Join members of the GPSC, Office of Graduate Studies staff and other graduate students for a night of bowling fun. FREE ADMISSION for the first 50 students!

Friday, April 6

Graduate Student Social

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Beef O’Brady’s / USF Marshall Student Center
Join members of the Graduate & Professional Student Council and Office of Graduate Studies staff for an evening of networking, food and fun.