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Celebrate our Grad & Professional Students!

03. 26. 2019

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 1-7, 2019

We love our grad students! Graduate and professional student appreciation week, April 1-7, 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week, sponsored by the National Association of Graduate and ­Professional Students, is designed to raise awareness of the role of graduate and professional students within America’s colleges and universities. The impact of graduate and professional students stretches beyond academia through their practical and significant work as future teaching professionals, breakthrough researchers, healthcare pioneers, business innovators, legendary artists, and leaders of the state, the nation and the world.

Did you know that there are over 70,000 graduate and professional students currently enrolled in the State of Minnesota’s colleges and universities? 

The University of Minnesota will celebrate the contributions of its more than 14,000 graduate and professional students during the week of April 1. Join us for some of the activities going on this week, and show your appreciation for the contributions of our graduate and professional students!

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week Events

Graduate and Professional Student Bowling

Families and Friends welcome! Vegan and carnivore friendly! Both graduate and professional students are welcome. Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 6-9 pm

Place: Goldy’s Gameroom, Coffman Memorial Union

PSG Appreciation Event

Stop by for free food and swag! Sponsored by Professional Student Government

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 12-2 p.m.

Place: 202 Student Union (Coffman)

Start-up Panel Discussion

Come learn how to take your research to commercialization!  Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: 1-2 pm

Place: 140 Nolte Center

PSG Appreciation Event

Stop by for free food and swag! Sponsored by Professional Student Government

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Place: 202 Student Union (Coffman)

Graduate School Recognition of Graduate Student Appreciation Week

In recognition of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Graduate Students are invited to stop by the 3rd Floor Hallway of Johnston Hall for coffee, donuts and scones from Angel Food Bakery. Fruit and Belvita Breakfast Biscuits will be available as a takeaway snack in the Dean's Office. 

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Place: Johnston Hall, 3rd Floor Hallway and Graduate School Dean's Office (Room 321) 

Bell Museum Tour

Come join us for an exclusive tour of the Bell Museum!  Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 2-5pm

Place: Bell Museum

Brewery Crawl

Come join us for a brewery crawl! Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are on us!  Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 1-4pm

Place: 612 Brewery, Indeed, and Able Seedhouse

Graduate Student Picnic

Come join us for a fun picnic. Families and friends welcome! Vegan and carnivore friendly!  Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 12-3 pm

Place: Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative

Additional Events

Are you hosting or do you know of other events happening on campus for Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week? Let us know, and we'll add them to this website!