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Graduate Student Events

The Office of Graduate Studies coordinates a series of events each year for networking and professional development opportunities as well as a chance for graduate students to meet others and experience various campus activities. Come back to see updates and to register for upcoming events!

If you are looking for orientation event information visit our orientation page.

Check out the various types of graduate student events:

Social events and professional development

Graduate Studies hosts a variety of social events during the academic year to encourage graduate students to meet and interact with other graduate students outside of their normal circle.  Click on each event listed below for further details.

    Saturday, Sept. 30 - Football Tailgate Event

    Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Pint/Trivia Night

    Friday, Dec. 1 - VHS Night

    Office hours with the director

    Ever wanted to bounce ideas off someone other than your advisor? Discuss a challenge that you are currently experiencing in your program? Learn about what a career in higher education might look like? This office-hour style opportunity is open to any graduate student for this very reason. Dr. Brad Swanson, Director of Graduate Studies, will be available. No RSVP needed.

    Location:  255 Foust Hall

      Friday, Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      Monday, Jan. 29, 11:00 a.m. - noon
      Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10 -11:00 a.m.
      Tuesday, Feb. 27, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, March 13, 4 - 5:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, March 27, 8 - 9:00 a.m.
      Monday, April 22, 9 -10:00 a.m.
      Thursday, May 2, Noon -1:00 p.m.

      Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1-2:00 p.m.
      Friday, Sept. 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
      Monday, Sept. 25, Noon-1:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. -noon
      Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9-10:00 a.m.
      Monday, Nov. 6, 4-5:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2-3:00 p.m.
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

      Graduate Teaching Assistant professional development

      Fridays in Fall 2023

      Graduate Studies has partnered with Curriculum and Instructional Support to offer the following series of trainings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). Each training session includes lunch and you must use the links below to register for each session. Review the GTA flyer.

      Location: 413 Park Library
      Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.