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The Graduate College has joined the Graduate Student Senate and the Graduate & Professional Student Government to encourage a week-long celebration of our graduate students from April 1-5, 2024. 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 event 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!

Grab & Go Coffee & Pastries

Stop by to grab a free cup of coffee and pastry!

Location: North Library Plaza (Between Main Library & Journalism Building)

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Hosted by Grad DEI

Doughnuts with Grad Success

Stop by for coffee and a doughnut and stay to learn about graduate student resources and opportunities across campus!

Location: Gilmore Hall - 4th Floor

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Hosted by Grad Success

Virtual Conversation Series ft. Dr. Reinaldo Franqui Machín

Hear from Dr. Reinaldo Franqui Machín, founder of Bench2Bench, a multi-platform publication that merges the fields of science and law in its content. He is also an Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLPRSVP to join our conversation!
Location: Virtual

Time: 12-1:30 PM

Hosted by Grad DEI

Connecting Communities: Yoga Night with Afro House

Join Grad-DEI & the Afro House for a relaxing yoga night! Attendees can participate in an instructor-led yoga session and socialize over dinner afterwards. Attendance is FREE but please RSVP. Yoga mats will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own!

Location: Iowa City Public Library (Meeting Room A)

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

Hosted by Grad DEI

Grab & Go Coffee and Pastries

Stop by to grab a free cup of coffee and pastry!

Location: Medical Education Research Facility - Courtyard

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Hosted by Grad DEI

Friday Night Vibes

Location: Big Grove Brewery | 1225 S Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Hosted by Graduate Student Senate

Events Are Sponsored By

Grad Success - Grad DEI - Graduate Student Senate