Grad Student Appreciation Month - Campus Partner Information

The Graduate Resource and Information Network (GRIN) is excited to be coordinating this year’s Grad Student Appreciation Month in November! We invite you to partner with us on this initiative to show our graduate students how much they mean to Georgia Tech. There are a number of ways that you can partner with us on this campuswide initiative, depending on your office/department. We hope that you’ll be able to co-market existing or new programs for graduate students throughout the month.


Are you already planning an event or multiple events for graduate students during the month of November?

If so, co-marketing your program with Grad Student Appreciation Month is easy. If you use Mercury to advertise your events, just add “grad student appreciation month” in the keywords list under the Categories and Keywords section of your entry. Those keywords will add the event to the list on our promotional Grad Student Appreciation Month webpage. You can also add the Grad Student Appreciation Month logo to your advertisements or flyers (.png logo file/.jpg logo file).


Does your office offer services, resources, or programs to graduate students, and want to host an event during November?

If so, below is an example of an event you can host. It's a relatively easy and cost-effective idea that shows your appreciation and gives students an opportunity to learn more about what your office does:


Title: Office of Graduate Studies Open House
Summary Sentence: Come visit the Office of Graduate Studies to learn more about what we do for graduate students, and grab some free coffee and donuts.
Description: The Office of Graduate Studies is excited to partner with other campus units in celebrating Grad Student Appreciation Month during November. Please visit our office on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9-11 a.m. on the third floor of the Savant Building. We'll have free coffee and donuts (while supplies last) and you can learn a little bit more about what our office does. Hope to see you then!
When: Friday, Nov. 3, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Office of Graduate Studies, 3rd Floor, Savant Building

Several other events are currently being planned such as a graduate student tailgate for a football game and free bowling and games at Tech Rec.


Are you an academic program looking to show appreciation for your students?

Great! You might consider partnering with the graduate student organization affiliated with your program/school. They may already be planning activities or may have some great ideas for events. Please let us know that you’re planning something for students within your program, so we can keep track of all the awesome things happening around campus. Send details to James Black ( in the Office of Graduate Studies.


How can I promote my events on Social Media?

The official hashtag for this year's Grad Student Appreciation Month is #gtGSAM2017. We can't wait to check out all the awesome things happening around campus!


Are you an office or unit on campus that isn’t able to contribute with programming, but would still like to show your appreciation to Georgia Tech’s graduate students?

Please email James Black ( in the Office of Graduate Studies to see how you might be able to partner on existing efforts happening around campus.