Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7, 2023, hosted by the UC Graduate College.

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week seeks to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of all graduate and professional students. The Graduate College is offering a week full of online and in-person activities to celebrate our UC graduate students. Events will be hosted on the Medical Campus, West Campus, and online.

Please check back for more information. Daily events will be updated as confirmed and registration will be required for some events as space is limited.

Virtual Care Package 

Not on campus to pick up the free goodies? Register for the Virtual Grad Student Care Package to have some FREE Grad College swag shipped right to your house. Registration closes 3/24 at 11:59 p.m.  

Grad Student Shout-Out

Do you know a graduate student who deserves some extra recognition? Nominate them for a Grad Student Shout-Out for the chance to see them featured on The Graduate College's social media! Nominations close Sunday 4/2 at 11:59 p.m. 

Schedule At A Glance


  • Cookie Kickoff: TUC Plaza (10 a.m.) and CARE/Crawley Atrium (1 p.m.) 
  • Virtual Kickoff from leadership 



  • Ice Cream Social: Van Wormer Rotunda (11 a.m.), CARE/Crawley Atrium (1 p.m.) 
  • International Grad Student Career Support Group: Bearcat Career Promise Studio (11 a.m.) 
  • Grad Student Social Media Shout-Out (submit your shout-outs via this form)
  • CAPS: Fresh Check Day, Bearcats Commons (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)



Schedule and Registration

Monday: Kickoff Day 

Cookie Kickoff – Come kickoff the week with us! We’ll be giving out cookies, t-shirts, and other Grad College swag with the help of the UC Bearcat. Find us at TUC Plaza from 10 – 11:30 a.m., and the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 1 – 2 p.m.

Virtual Kickoff – Check out the website for a special message from some of the Graduate College leadership.

Tuesday: Treat Yourself Day 

Donuts & Coffee – What better way to start your day than with some FREE coffee and donuts? We’ll also be handing out Graduate College camper mugs to the first few hundred visitors. Find us at TUC Plaza and the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 10 – 11:30 a.m. 

Yoga – Take a breather and join us for a free yoga flow. All-levels Yoga starts at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center. Space is limited so registration for yoga at the Rec Center is required.

Virtual Yoga – Can’t make the in-person class? No problem, we’ve got a virtual yoga class as well! Virtual yoga class starts at 1 p.m. on Zoom. Register to join the virtual yoga class.

Wednesday: Ice Cream Social Day 

Ice Cream Social – I scream, you scream, we all scream for Graeter’s ice cream! Come grab a free scoop and mingle with fellow graduate students. We’ll also be giving away Grad College sunglasses. Find us in the Van Wormer Rotunda (first floor) from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 1-2 p.m. 

International Graduate Student Career Support Group – Come grab refreshments and talk about career success with fellow international students and Career Coach Mrudula Josyula. Support Group is from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Bearcat Career Promise Studio (TUC 310). 

Graduate Student Shout Out – Do you know a grad student who deserves some recognition? Submit a shout out for a chance to have them featured on the Graduate College’s social media! Submit your shout-outs.

Fresh Check Day, hosted by Counseling and Psychological Services – A day focused on uplifting mental health promotion. Stop by Bearcat Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for wellness activities, interactive booths, live entertainment, free ice cream, and prizes. 

Thursday: Mental Health Day 

Mental Wellness Fair – Have you checked in on your mental wellness recently? Now’s the perfect time! Come visit the Mental Wellness Fair to learn about campus wellness resources available for grad students. We’ll also have therapy animals and FREE mini massages (Main Campus only). Find us in the Annie Law Reading room in the Teachers-Dyer building (room 411) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and in the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Mindfulness Session – Take a moment to breathe and experience the soothing practice of mindfulness. Kimber Andrews will lead you through a 30-minute mindfulness session to melt some of that student stress away. Session starts at 1 p.m. Register for the virtual mindfulness session.

Virtual Student Health Insurance Info Session – Learn about UC’s Student Health Insurance benefits and options with this virtual info session from 1:30 – 2 p.m. 

Friday: Personal Growth Day 

Plant Pot Paint Social – Join us for a painting social! We’ll be painting mini plant pots and giving out succulents. There will also be snacks. Painting is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Van Wormer Rotunda (first floor). Space is limited so registration for the plant pot paint social is required.

Free Headshots – Need to update your headshot? Swing by the Bearcat Promise Career Studio (TUC 310) anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for FREE walk-in headshots!

Work/Life Balance Panel & Lunch – Hear from faculty members about how they’ve protected their work/life balance during this lunch & learn session. Pizza and salad will be provided. Panel is from 12 – 1:30 p.m. with location TBD. 

Writing Development Workshop – Spruce up your writing skills with this free writing development workshop! Workshop starts at 1 p.m. in Langsam Library, room 462.

Preparing Future Faculty Virtual Info Session – Are you interested in becoming a faculty member one day? Check out the Preparing Future Faculty Program to strengthen your skills and meet other future faculty. Check out this virtual info session anytime from 1-3 p.m. Register for the PFF virtual drop-in info session.


For more information, contact event organizer Amy Wheeler at