Grad Student Appreciation Week

At Georgia Tech Grad Student Appreciation Week is April 5 - 9. 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 recognize and reward their significant contributions to Georgia Tech and showcase the campus community’s appreciation through various events and promotions. Daily events throughout the week 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 are appreciating graduate students in various ways throughout this week. Campus partners can learn more about how to participate here.

2021 Schedule of Events*

Monday, April 5 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST (while supplies last) | Tech Walkway South
To kick off the week we are hosting a grab & go student appreciation brunch. No registration is required. Rain Location: Clough Commons Second floor Atrium
Tuesday, April 6 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST | Online via Gatherly
The Office of Graduate Studies and Grad Pride will co-host this lively virtual event. The virtual doors open at 7:00 p.m. and trivia begins promptly at 7:15 p.m. Join with a group to form a team or individuals can team up with others upon entry. Winners will receive a virtual prize package sponsored by the Office of International Education, be glorified for a year on the website and earn boasting rights for life! Register here.
Wednesday, April 7 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST | Online via BlueJeans
Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, a panel of 7 alumni from Georgia Tech graduate programs will discuss how the pandemic has impacted their work and how Tech helped them navigate the challenges and uncertainty of 2020. Two current graduate students will moderate. Register here.
Thursday, April 8 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST (while supplies last) | Tech Walkway South
Grab some treats just for you sponsored by Grad Studies and the LGBTQIA Resource Center. Snacks and other goods will be available for pick up. After 3:00 any remaining treats will be left in the Graduate Student Community Space, 6th floor of Crosland Tower. Rain Location: Clough Commons Second floor Atrium
Friday, April 9 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST | Online via Bluejeans
The week will end with the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Virtual competition. This competition is all about highlighting graduate program research. Join in to vote for the coveted People's Choice award. For more information visit: Three Minute Thesis (3MT®). To join select one of the options below.
  • Web Browser: Join online
  • Laptop paired with room system (Best Experience): Dial or in the room system. Go to; Enter the pairing code displayed on your room system screen into your browser.
  • Room System: Dial: or in the room system. Enter Meeting ID: 541540715 and Passcode: 6046
  • Mobile Device: Click here; Download the BlueJeans app; Enter Event ID: yagbucjr
  • Phone: Dial one of the following numbers
    • +1 (415) 466-7000 (US) Enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm: 7055937#
    • +1 (760) 699-0393 (US); Enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm: 4827810854 #
  • Joining from outside the US?
*Per guidance issued at, all events will be virtual or organized to ensure that social distancing and other precautionary measures are followed. 

Grad Student Appreciation Week Events