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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

Monday, April 1

Monday Funday
11 AM - 1 PM | Tech Green 
Lunch, giveaways, yard games, and more! First come, first served. The Student Alumni Association will also be on site! No registration required. 
Rain Location: Skiles Courtyard

Monday Networking, Bingo & Professional Headshots 
3 - 5 PM | Student Success Center President's Suites A & B
Hosted by GT Career Center No registration required. 

Tuesday, April 2

Grad Night at Russ Chandler Stadium
6 PM | Mac Nease Baseball Park
Door Prizes and in-between innings fun! Sponsored by GT Athletics.

Reserve your ticket!

Wednesday, April 3

Coloring Hour Drop-In with OMSCS
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Log on and join OMSCS for a color break where we will jam out to the Georgia Tech GSAW playlist and color. Coloring sheets will be provided, but you can use your own. 

Join coloring hour on Teams

Headshots & Leadership Coaching plus Grad Lounge fun!
12:30 - 3 PM | Grad Lounge - Student Center 3rd Floor
Enjoy a coffee bar, snacks & games in the Grad Lounge before getting your headshot taken; plus take advantage of a mini-leadership coaching session sponsored by LEAD. 

No registration required.

Thursday, April 4

Goat Yoga
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | BioQuad
Immerse yourself in mindful meditation and breathing techniques grounded in Hatha yoga under the guidance of an expert instructor while in the company of playful dwarf goatsLimited availability. 

Reserve your spot today!

Virtual Trivia
8:30 PM (EDT) | Online
Hosted by a TriviaHub expert entertainer! Topics: AI, Bollywood, & The G.O.A.T. Limited to the first 50 participants. Prize packages for winning team.

Virtual Coffee Hour with Grad SGA 
7:00 AM (EDT) | Online & 7:00 PM (EDT) | Online
Grab cup of coffee and log on to chat  with members of the Graduate Student Government Online Student Affairs Committee for a virtual coffee hour. ALL GRAD STUDENTS WELCOME!

Friday, April 5

Three Minute Thesis 
5:30 PM | Atlantic Theater - Student Center (and streaming live!)
The entire Georgia Tech Community is invited to the 9th annual 3MT competition. 10-12 finalists will compete in this exciting research-communication competition. Audience members and online viewers vote for the coveted People's Choice award. For more information visit the 3MT website.

Tickets/reservations not required.

More GSAW Happenings

Daily snacks in the Grad Student Community of the Library (6th floor)
Tech Dining Promo 

Download the Tech Dining Mobile Order App by March 25 and automatically receive a 10% off one meal promo code good through April 1-5! (Atlanta campus only)

Grad Student Networking with Bingo & Professional Headshots
  • Monday, April 1 from 3- 5 pm
  • Student Success Center - President Suite A & B
  • The GT Career Center offers a fun networking bingo game as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week! Mix and mingle with your fellow graduate students while enjoying a bingo game and delicious refreshments. Expand your social and professional circles; celebrate your achievements as a graduate student!
Bowling, Games, and Fellowship

The Ivan Allen College Graduate Student Advisory Board and Dean's Office invite grad students for an afternoon of bowling, games, and fellowship. 

Please join for free unlimited bowling, billiards, lunch, games, and an iced coffee bar. This is an opportunitiy to take a break from your studies and meet other Ivan Allen College graduate students. Bowling ball and shoe rentals included (don't forget your socks). 

RSVPs requested but not required. Paid parking is available in the Student Center Parking Deck, Visitors Area 3/W02. Commuter students may contact Andrew McGraw, academic program manager, ahead of the event to request validated parking. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew McGraw. RSVP here.

Join the Social Media Challenge

Tag #GTGSAW2024 to be featured on our Instagram page.

A grad student pictured in a mountainous region

April 1

Where you at?! 

Photo of your current view.

A group of grad students

April 2

Study Buddy Selfie

Pets included.

A person riding a bike on a trail

April 3

Selfcare Essentials

Show us how you take a break.

Students walking on campus

April 4

Throwback Thursday

Share your favorite grad school memory.

Group of graduate students jumping for joy

April 5

Framily Friday

Share your family or community.

Other Social Media Engagement Opportunities

  • Grad Student Instagram Takeover (in collaboration with OMSCS) 
  • Collaborative GSAW Spotify Playlist. Listen on Spotify here

Follow us on Instagram for details @gtgradpostdocs.

Campus Partners

For campus partners, learn more about how to participate.


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