Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

I hope you all had a great spring break! For those coming back next week, did you know that it is Grad appreciation week? From April 2nd -6th, there will be various events happening at USG geared towards Graduate Students. If you are going to be on-campus, please check out the schedule for next week and take advantage of the wonderful events and freebies on-campus. For more information and additional event descriptions, please visit on the Graduate and Professional Student Appreciate Week web page.

Grad Appreciation Week Schedule (4/2-4/6)

Monday, April 2
Lounge Space and Swag Pickup
5:00-7:00 pm, Building III Student Lounge (Second Floor)
Meet and mingle with other graduate students, enjoy free coffee/tea/snacks, and pick up free gifts (one goodie bag per person)!

Spring Has Sprung
5:00-7:00 pm, Green Grove Cafe
Make your own trail mix, plant a flower to take home, and decorate the flowerpot!

Tuesday, April 3
Lounge Space and Swag Pickup
5:00-7:00 pm, Building III Student Lounge (Second Floor)

Dinner with Dr. Edelstein
5:00-6:00 pm, III-3156
Share your opinions about USG with the Executive Director. Dinner will be provided. Space is limited: RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 4
Lounge Space and Swag Pickup
5:00-7:00 pm, Building III Student Lounge (Second Floor)

Fun and Games
5:00-7:00 pm, Building III Student Lounge (Second Floor)
Drop by to play board and card games with us! Popcorn will be provided.

Thursday, April 5
Lounge Space and Swag Pickup
5:00-7:00 pm, Building III Student Lounge (Second Floor)

Graduate Student (H)appy Hour
5:30-7:00 pm, Nantucket’s Reef, 9755 Traville Gateway Dr.
Network with other USG graduate students, and enjoy free appetizers!

Friday, April 6
Food and Feud
12:00-1:00 pm, Building III, Green Grove Cafe
Enjoy friendly “Family Feud”-style competition with other academic programs to win prizes! Pizza will be provided.

Throughout the Week

  • Be spotted wearing a “Proud to be a Grad Student” pin and be entered into a raffle to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker!
  • Use an SAS service and receive a free gift!

Additional events during April 10th-14th!

April 10: Student Appreciation Cookout
5:00-7:00 pm, USG Quad
We will acknowledge the invaluable contributions that all students at USG make by attending events, helping to organize these events and by being involved with USG student life. This will be a time for students to come together and celebrate one another through exciting festivities.

Wednesday, April 11: LinkedIn Photo Booth
2:00-6:00 pm, Bldg. III Student Lounge

Saturday, April 14: CSEF Saturday
12:00-1:00 pm, Bldg. III, outside of the SAS Lobby (near the elevator)
Eat a free lunch, and make origami crafts with the GSA!

Questions? Please contact Shelby Speer, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, at or 301-738-6254.

Special thanks to those who donated to the GSA collection drive and/or participated in GSA’s Bake Sale. The animals at MCHS loved the toys and food. We truly appreciate your help in our efforts to give back to the community. Thank you all so much. Also, as a reminder for dog owners and lovers, please join us at MCHS’s annual fundraising  event, Paws in the Park, on April 22nd at 12-4pm at Bohrer Park at Summit Hill Farm.

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