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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! 


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


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

Monday, October 24

Thank you

We kick off the week with a message showing our appreciation and an online Kudoboard to share our celebrations.

Celebrate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

9:30 – 10:30 am, Graduate College #202
Stop by and meet up for FREE fall treats! All participants, affiliates, allies, and alumni of Aspire, COS, SROP, SPI, and Sloan UCEM are invited. We encourage you to wear your program shirt or show your i-card to get your donuts, cider and coffee.

Tuesday, October 25


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

Wednesday, October 26

Celebrations Across Campus

We can't wait to share how you're celebrating graduate students with the wider campus community. 

Thursday, October 27


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

Friday, October 28


2 – 4 pm, Graduate College Reception
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 for this family-friendly event. We'll have coloring pages and treats for all ages!

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