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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

October 24-28, 2022

Thank you. We wouldn't be who we are without you.

At 20,000+ graduate students, you are one-third of the entire student population. We hope you take some time this week to celebrate with your Illinois family.

We are proud of you!

All Week

GRADitUde on Green Street

Stop by the Graduate College at 507 E. Green St to see the debut of our tribute to you! 

GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK BANNER

We're partnering with the Illini Union to raise a banner by the Quad showing our appreciation for you.

PARTY Kit

Download our Celebration Kit for photos, gifs, videos, and decorations to help you celebrate the week.

Monday, October 25

Thank you

We kick off the week with a message showing our appreciation.

Tuesday, October 26

Kudos to You

Check out the Kudoboard we made for you! We hope this brings a smile to your face and lets you know just how much we appreciate you.

Wednesday, October 27

GSAW TRIVIA 

How well do you know the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? Test your Illini knowledge with a special Graduate Student Appreciation Week quiz!

Thursday, October 28

LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER Announcement

Learn about Illinois graduate student trailblazers when we announce the 2022 Graduate Student Leadership Award winners.

Friday, October 29

POP-UP FRIDAY!

No tricks. Just treats. Please stop by the Graduate College, take photos, and read our Big Tribute cards on the window. Then, stop inside our front doors and take treats from a bowl filled with buttons and stickers.

Tag us! We'd love to see how you’re celebrating #ILLINOISgsaw.