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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Each year, the Graduate School, colleges, departments, and units across campus work together to find ways to celebrate graduate and professional students. Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) will take place this year on April 1-5. For the latest schedule of events, visit or go to Here are a few events to watch out for:

Party in the Park

Join the Graduate School at 3pm on Thursday, April 4, at Circle Park for the first Party in the Park! All graduate and professional students are invited to play mini-golf, pet dogs, tie-dye t-shirts, and much more, all while enjoying some sweet ice cream!

Learn more about Party in the Park

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final Competition

Twelve finalists have been selected to participate in the 2024 3MT® Final Competition, one of the major events for GPSAW. The 3MT® (or Three Minute Thesis) is a competition where graduate and professional students are given three minutes and a single slide to present their work to a panel of judges.

Learn more about the Three Minute Thesis Competition

GSS Awards Brunch

Kick off GPSAW right by celebrating the achievements of all our wonderful graduate and professional students and faculty and staff who support them! In addition to awards, GSS will be providing a variety of hors d’œuvres, all are welcome.

Learn more about the GSS Awards Brunch