Grad student appreciation week April 1 through 5 2024

About Grad Student Appreciation Week

Grad Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) is celebrated the first week of April each year and will be observed April 1 - 5, 2024. The purpose of this week is to celebrate and emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of our graduate and professional students. Our goal is to reward their significant contributions to Georgia Tech and showcase the campus community’s appreciation through various events and promotions. Daily events throughout the week will provide opportunities to engage, network, and have some fun!

This initiative, sponsored by the Graduate Resource and Information Network (GRIN), is aligned with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students' Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Units across Georgia Tech will be celebrating all graduate students in various ways (online and in-person) throughout the week. 

2024 Schedule Coming Soon

Monday, April 3

Kick off the week with Monday Funday! Find fun, food, and games on the 1st floor in the Clough Atrium.  

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or while supplies last)

Enjoy Pickleball sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning. Center for Mental Health Care & Resources will be tabling. 

Tuesday, April 4

Grad Night at the Baseball game
Georgia Southern vs. Tech | 6:00 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium

Reserve your free tickets here.

Wednesday, April 5


Tech Green | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Get pumped up and get moving! Join Dana from the CRC for our graduate student-only Zumba class 

Reserve your spot!


Billiards & Bowling

Tech Rec | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Pizza and bowling shoes will be provided. Bring your own socks!

Thursday, April 6

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Atlantic Theater - Student Center
5:30 p.m.

Join us for the 8th annual 3MT, also streaming live! Audience members and remote viewers can vote for the coveted People's Choice Award. For more information visit: Three Minute Thesis (3MT®).

Friday, April 7

Professional Headshots Sponsored by LEAD                         

Northside Meeting Room - Student Center  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                                    

All Master's and Ph.D. students are invited to stop by to get their professional headshot taken. No reservation required. Center for Mental Health Care & Resources will be tabling. 

Snacks provided by Student Alumni Association



All Week Long (April 3-7)

Tech Dining Discounts for Grad Students 

Tech Dining will offer 25% off ONE order placed through the Tech Dining mobile app, Transact Mobile Ordering App. This offer is valid at all locations excluding Chick -Fil A and food trucks. 

Use promo code: GRAD23 

Valid through April 3 - 14

7-Day Social Media Challenge (April 3-9)

Grad students are encouraged to participate the 7-day social media challenge! Each day features a unique call to action, so be sure to review each daily challenge and share your post on your Instagram feed with the designated daily hashtags. 

View the challenge.


Submit your Nominations for the Graduate Student Appreciation Week Display Board

Grad Lounge and Programs is taking nominations for Graduate Student Appreciation Week to highlight students' contributions - inside and outside the classroom. This is a multifaceted acknowledgment of the impact made by our grad students. In collaboration with the Multicultural Lounge in the Student Center, The Grad Lounge will recognize the chosen nominations in the Grad Lounge display case from April 3rd to 7th. Students can display research, photos, models, and other items once they are selected. Anyone is welcome to submit. You can submit your nominations using this Qualtrics form.

7-Day Social Media Challenge

To go with Grad Student Appreciation Week, students are encouraged to participate in the 7-day social media challenge. Each day features a unique call to action, so be sure to review each daily challenge and share your post on your Instagram feed with the designated daily hashtags. 

Campus Partners

For campus partners, learn more about how to participate.


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