Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Announcing Fall 2021 Graduate Student Appreciation Week:

Monday, November 8-Friday, November 12

Events will first be added Wednesday, November 3 and be updated regularly through Friday, November 12. Do you have an event you'd like to submit? Email by Monday, November 1, 2021. 


 

We invite all members of the UofL Community to recognize a UofL Graduate Student! We know this a challenging time for the entire graduate student body—and we want to celebrate Graduate Student Virtual Appreciation Week with #UofLGRADitude for each and every one of our graduate students. Simply complete this form to share a few words of celebration, recognition, encouragement, or inspiration with a graduate student, and we’ll send them a virtual postcard! A few messages will also be selected and shared across our social media channels for the week!


  

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was first established through the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students organization in 1993, and since that time has slowly been introduced around the country. While the Graduate School office coordinates the week of events, we’re excited that so many offices and departments on both the Belknap and Health Sciences campuses are taking advantage of the opportunity to recognize their own students or students with whom they regularly have contact. Lunches, coffee or cider breaks, football ticket raffle, or tokens of appreciation are all a part of the week, and we hope graduate students will take a few minutes to enjoy the recognition.

Graduate student life can be incredibly challenging, and graduate students are often a neglected population in the university community. Graduate Student Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate graduate students, while supporting their continued success.

 

 

See the Fall 2021 Calendar Below

2021 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

ALL WEEK:

  • Join the Graduate School for ~ Let’s Get Social~ Each day, we’ll ask a question on our social media, respond, share the post, and comment for a chance to win a prize!
  • Complete the Graduate School #UofLGRADitude form here to share your words of celebration and encouragement.*Scroll down to learn more.
  • Complete the Graduate School’s ~5 hours of movement~ challenge to win some UofL Graduate School SWAG! *Scroll down to learn more.
  •   The Sociology Department will provide snacks and cider for Sociology graduate students each evening before classes.

 Everyone who participates in the Graduate School’s events will be entered into a drawing EACH DAY for a chance to win a BIG prize!

*** Prizes include: Amazon Echo Dot, Presentation remote, Wireless earbuds, UofL Swag, Coffee Warmer, Herb Growing Kit, Air Fryer, Keurig, and Grad School Swag, and Teaching, Career, and Professional Development Books!

Monday, November 8

Tuesday, November 9

Wednesday, November 10

Thursday, November 11

Friday, November 12

  • The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences will provide grab-n-go breakfast and snacks in Life Sciences 313 for all Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology graduate students.

 

  • The Biology Department will be providing single-serve gourmet popcorn bagsfor Biology graduate students throughout the day in room LF 139.
  • The Graduate Student Council will be serving cookies and cocoa to all graduate students on the HSC Courtyard from 10-11 am

 

  • The Graduate School is hosting Coffee with the Deans from 9:30- 10:30 am in Houchens 105 for all graduate students. Students will receive a FREE mug on a first come first serve basis. Register here.

 

  • The CEHD will provide SWEET TREATS in the GSS office, room 123, between 11:00 am -12:00 pm and 3:30 pm- 4:30pm for CEHD graduate students.

 

  •  The Graduate School is providing a Flash Nap PLAN Workshop in the SAC room W118 from 12:15 pm – 1:35 pm. All graduate students are invited to register here.
  • All graduate students are invited to stop by the Research Assistance Office on the 1st floor of Ekstrom Library for FREE individually wrapped snacks from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

 

  • The English Department will provide FREE Jason’s Deli boxed lunchesfor English graduate students in HUM 300 from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm

  • The Graduate Student Council will provide self care packages to all graduate students from 12-2 pm in Houchens 105  

 

  • CEHD graduate students - Check your emails throughout the day for uplifting words of encouragement from the CEHD and the Graduate Student Success Office.

 

  • The Graduate School is hosting a Virtual Pet Café from 7pm-8pm.Graduate students - bring your beverage of choice and your sweet furry (or scaly! Or feathered!) friend! Register here.   

 

 

  • The HSC Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies & IPIBS will provide School of Medicine/IPIBS graduate students a FREE breakfast sandwich between 9am-10am in the Kornhauser Library foyer.

  • The division of Student Affairs will be hosting an appreciation lunch for graduate assistants and staff (who are taking graduate coursework) at 12 pm in SAC W107. (Invitation only) 

 

  • The CEHD and the CEHD Graduate Student Success Office will provide CEHD Graduate Assistants a goody bag full of treats in room 123.

 

  • All graduate students, Join the Graduate School for the virtual Leveraging LinkedIn PLAN Workshop session from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Register here.  

 

  • The Department of Criminal Justice will provide snacks and drinks for their graduate students from 4-5 pm on the lawn behind Brigman Hall. Attendee have a chance to win raffle prizes as well. Should it rain, we will meet in 109C Brigman Hall.
  • The Graduate Student Council will be hosting an Red Notice Private Watch Party, Cinemark Tinsletown at 6:20 pm (Tickets are first come, first serve to any graduate student and pick up is Tuesday from 12-2pm in Houchens 105) 

 

  • The Graduate School invites all graduate students to stop by the front desk of Kornhauser Library starting at 8:30 am for healthy snacks.

 

  • The Humanities Department is hosting a Relaxation Station for Humanities graduate students in the Slavin library, room 123 from 11 am- 1pm with music, goody bags and furry friends to pet!

 

  • The Kent School of Social Work is hosting raffles and passing out FREE lunch vouchers for MSSW graduate students from 12 pm -1:30 pm in the SAC room W117

 

  • MSSW graduate student appreciation lunch from 12:00 pm -1:30 pm in SAC room W117 RSVP here

 

  • PHD and DSW graduate student appreciation lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Patterson Hall, Belknap Campus RSVP here
  • Spin to Win with the UCC! Stop by the first floor lobby of the Houchens Building from 1:00 - 4:00 pm to meet your career coach and spin the prize wheel!  You could win a padfolio, t-shirt, or a surprise!

 

  • All graduate students - POP into the Graduate School from 1pm-4pm in Houchens 105 to grab FREE specialty popcorn and drinks!

 

  • All graduate students, Join the Graduate School for the PLAN Workshop “Watch, Talk, and Learn”: Protecting You Boundaries and Well-Being from 3pm- 4pm. Register here

 

  • The CEHD and the Graduate Student Success Office will provide CEHD graduate students with ayummy treat in the GSS Office from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm.

  • The Graduate Student Council will be hosting dinner at the HSC Instructional Building B. Medical School Room B202 at 6:00 pm 
  • History graduate students – keep an eye out for an email about The History Department’s deadline to enter their virtual raffle for a FREE 1-year membership to the American Historical Association. Enter before 12 pm.

 

  • The CEHD and the CEHD Graduate Student Success Office will provide CEHD graduate students a yummy treat in the GSS Office from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm.
  • All graduate students join the Graduate School for the Speed Friending Event in Houchens 105 Conference Room from 2pm-3pm. Register here

  • PHD and DSW graduate student virtual event from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm RSVP here
  • The Humanities Department is hosting a Relaxation Station for Humanities graduate students in the Slavin library, room 123 from 2 pm- 5pm with music, goody bags and furry friends to pet!

  • The Graduate Student Council will be hosting the "Whet Your Palette" painting class from 6-8:30 pm (Tickets are first come, first serve to any graduate student and pick up is Tuesday from 12-2 pm in Houchens 105)

 

***5 Hours of Movement Challenge: Time to get moving! Join the graduate student community in balancing all that focused research and writing work with some movement and/or outdoor time. Complete five hours of walking* between Monday, November 8 and Friday, November 12 to win some UofL Graduate School SWAG!

Step 1: Register here.

Step 2: After you register, you’ll be sent a link to track your hours.

Step 3: Track your hours daily, every other day, or by Friday at 11:59pm. OR You can post a picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and TAG us @UofLGradSchool

Step 4: After you complete 5 hours, you’ll win some swag – simple!

*Walking = walking, jogging, skipping, dancing, yoga, meditation, etc. Really, the focus is on providing some physical balance to all that brain work and we trust you.

 

 ***We invite all members of the UofL Community to recognize a UofL Graduate Student! We know this a challenging time for the entire graduate student body—and we want to celebrate Graduate Student Virtual Appreciation Week with #UofLGRADitude for each and every one of our graduate students. Simply complete this form to share a few words of celebration, recognition, encouragement, or inspiration with a graduate student, and we’ll send them a virtual postcard! A few messages will also be selected and shared across our social media channels for the week!