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Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2020

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

October 26-30, 2020 

Thank you. We wouldn't be who we are without you. All week long we'll be celebrating our 17,000+ graduate students. Watch for messages of GRADitude on windows, videos, banners, social media, and inboxes. Follow along as we share #ILLINOISgsaw posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Monday, October 26

Thank you Video

We kick off the week with a video message of appreciation.

GRADitude on Glass

If you are on campus stop by our Graduate College windows at 507 E Green St and gaze upon our GRADitude to you. Tag us! We'd love to see your #ILLINOISgsaw pics. (All week long) 

Graduate Student APPRECIATION Week banner

We partnered with the Illini Union to raise a banner on their back porch showing our appreciation for you. (All week long)

Tuesday, October 27

Graduate Student Guide to Campus

A fun guide designed for and by graduate students to encourage on-campus and remote exploration of university treasures. Click here to download a printout. Tag us! We'd love to see your #ILLINOISgsaw discoveries. 

The Radical Self-Care Toolkit: A Guide to Surviving the Ivory Tower at 4 p.m. (CST)

Create a radical self-care toolkit to thrive and survive the ivory tower. Workshop by Danyelle Dawson a Clinical-Community Psychology, fifth-year PhD student, and Markera Jones a Clinical-Community Psychology, fourth-year PhD student. Registration is required

Wednesday, October 28

GRADitude Wednesday

Watch for special notes of appreciation on social media and in your inbox.

Thursday, October 29

PUTTING MENTORING FIRST | Hosted by BECKMAN Institute at 11 A.m. (CST)

A dialogue, for graduate students only, between Jeff Moore institute director and Jen Heemstra, a former Illinois grad student who now leads a research group at Emory University. She is known for her practical advice to researchers at all career stages. Questions and feedback will be welcome during the event. Registration is required.  

Leadership Award Winner video

Learn about Illinois graduate student trailblazers when we announce the 2020 Graduate Student Leadership Award winners.

Our Struggles are Connected: BIPOC Students Caring for Each Other as an Act of Defiance at 1 p.m. (CST)

Dr. Silvia P. Salas a clinical counselor in the Counseling Center describes barriers and challenges BIPOC students may face in a PWI and provides suggestions for supporting each other and managing stress. Registration is required.

Friday, October 30

GSAW Family Art Show Video Premier at 7 p.m. (CST)

The Graduate College and the Krannert Art Museum partnered to host a Family Art Show highlighting our Illinois graduate student superheroes. Tune in to Facebook as we share the results with you!