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The Graduate College has joined with the Graduate Student Senate and the Graduate & Professional Student Government to encourage a week-long celebration of our graduate students during April 4-8, 2022. Learn more about the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.

We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to come up with their own ideas and events focused on celebrating the contributions of graduate and professional students to celebrate and recognize the contributions of graduate students year-round. Some ideas to help your department get started showing its appreciation include:

  • Social media campaign highlighting student successes and contributions
  • Virtual coffee break
  • Netflix/YouTube party
  • Virtual mind/wellness webinar

Please feel free to use the appreciation posters for virtual events announcements and post them on social media!

GPSA Events Submission

We invite you to send us your events so that we can help promote your initiatives! Your event(s) will promoted within 48 hours after submission.

Grad Student Appreciation Form

It's important to recognize the impact of our graduate students at the University of Iowa! You can fill out this from & we will send them an email with your recognition to show your appreciation!

Coffee and Donuts Grab-n-Go

Stop by one of our two pick-up locations to grab a free cup of coffee and donutl!

Locations

- Iowa Memorial Union (East Campus) 

- EMRB Atrium (West Campus)

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Zumba

Time: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM CT |  In person at CRWC AR3

All University of Iowa graduate and professional students are welcome! 

Professional Portrait Station

Location: GILH Danner Conference Room 

When: 2:00-4:00 PM

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills

Location: Iowa Memorial Union | 347 Room |  5-6 PM Central Time.

Join other graduate and professional students for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. 

Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre Faculty.  Advance registration is recommended but not required. 

Utilizing Social Media for Networking Workshop

Location:  Sign in via Zoom at bit.ly/uigpsawsm

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Central

College vs. College Slide into the DMs

When: 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: MERF Atrium 
 

Taste of Iowa City

Local appetizers and treats for grads and professionals to try!

When: 6:00-7:00 pm 

Location: MERF Atrium

Coffee and Donuts Grab-n-Go

Stop by one of our two pick-up locations to grab a free cup of coffee and donutl!

Locations

- Iowa Memorial Union (East Campus) 

- EMRB Atrium (West Campus)

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Events Are Sponsored By

Graduate College - Graduate Student Senate - Graduate & Professional Student Government - Division of Student Life - Belonging and Inclusion Office - Campus Recreation and Wellness Center