Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 4-8

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2022

Each year we celebrate the efforts and achievements of the graduate students in the community, and show our appreciation for them and the contributions they make to the Dartmouth community. There are a number of events organized this week in collaboration with the GSC this week -- if you know a graduate student this is the week to go out of your way to show your appreciation!

Events Schedule


4:00pm - 5:00pm: IGMP Brigadeiro Grab 'n Go
Anyonymous Hall Lawn, in front of Ramekin.

Stop by Anonymous Hall for some sweet treats courtesty of the IGMP.

5:30 – 6:30pmBalance Yoga Flow All-Levels Class
Tucker Meditation Room (201 N. Fairbanks
*Registration Required (click on 'Balance Yoga Classes' tab)

7:30pm - 9:00pm: New Music Festival: Garden Ghosts and the Bees
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Bentley Theatre

Celebrate our Digital Musics graduate students! From the sounds of Black life to video game musicals and experimental Yiddish dance music, experience a broad and eclectic range of new music from the Dartmouth Digital Musics students.
Get your free tickets through the HOP HERE


All Day:
Treats at Ramekin Café, Anonymous Hall

The Guarini School invites Guarini graduate students to enjoy a treat at Ramekin café in Anonymous Hall, up to the value of $5.
Please bring your DartID showing your graduate student status. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Baker Tower Tour - Stress Relief​​ (Grad students only, please!)
Baker Library Tower

See things from a different perspective at one of the highest points on campus. Meet tour guide Randy Brown at the info desk in the baker main lobby. Please follow Campus Covid Guidelines. Reaching the Bell Tower cat-walk requires climbing several flights of stairs including a "ladder-like" stair for the last 20 feet. Climbing the stairs and walking outside on the cat-walk may be physically demanding and difficult for any person uncomfortable with heights. Registration open to Guarini graduate students only.

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Guarini First Generation College Students' Gathering
The Guarini School Conference Room
(or outdoors, weather permitting)
Are you the first in your family to go to college? If so, then perhaps navigating graduate school has its share of joys and challenges. Please come and enjoy meeting other first gens and discuss possible future events.
Register here 

12:30 – 1:00pm: Mindfulness Drop-ins 
In person - Tucker Meditation Room (201 N. Fairbanks)
Virtual Room- Zoom Details
Drop-ins Welcome!


9:00 – 10:00am: Join President Hanlon for a walk around Occom Pond
President Hanlon invites any member of the Dartmouth community to join him on 
Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for a walk around Occom Pond throughout the 
Spring term, weather and travel permitting. Walks will depart from the front of 
the President's House each week and will last approximately 30 minutes. When 
necessary, cancelations will be posted on the President's Office website on 
Tuesday evening:

11:30am - 1:00pm: Outstanding Grad Student Teacher Appreciation Lunch
DCAL, 102 Baker Library

Every year we invite undergraduates to nominate graduate students who have been outstanding teachers to be invited to lunch at DCAL to celebrate excellent teaching during Grad Student Appreciation Week. Recognized graduate students will be invited to lunch!


5:00 – 5:45pmQi Gong - Mindful Movement & Stillness 
Tucker Meditation Room (201 N. Fairbanks)
*Registration Required 
(click on 'Qi Gong' tab)

5:00pm - 6:30pm: 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Moore Hall B03

8:00pm - 10:00pm: Grad Student Mixer at Ramuntos


9:00am - 11:00am: Grad Appreciation Coffee at Ramekin with Guarini Staff, Faculty, and more
Ramekin Café, Anonymous Hall

Join us with your faculty/advisor/mentor to catch-up and say "hello" to the Guarini School staff. Guarini graduate students receive a free beverage (up to $6 per student) at Ramekin.

12noon-1pm: Guarini URM Lunch
Fourth Floor of Anonymous Hall - The Rooftop Terrace
Please sign-up using Dartmouth Email 
We welcome community members from underrepresented backgrounds to join us for our lunch mixer. Please stop by and meet fellow graduate students from across the graduate programs here at Guarini. Catering by Trail Break will be available while supplies last. 

2:00 – 2:10pmMindfulness Mini's - 10-Minute Meditations
Zoom Room 
Drop-ins Welcome!

4:00 - 6:30pm: 10 minute chair massages (head/neck/shoulder)
Guarini Commons, Anonymous Hall

We all know being a grad student can be mighty stressful at times, so the GSC invites you to destress!
Local massage therapists Alexandra Spalding and Hoyt Bingham will be there giving ~ 10 minute chair massages for those who like massages to relieve stress.
If you don't like massages, we will also have a station for coloring and/or gratitude card making, plus tea and snacks to wind down. 
If interested in a massage, please sign-up here (Dartmouth email required) for a slot with either Alexandra or Hoyt. Day of sign-ups in the grad lounge are also possible!

7:30 - 8:30pm: Graduate Student Literary Reading
Left Bank Books, (above Dirt Cowboy), Hanover

Hosted by the Dartmouth Writers Society, Clamantis, and Left Bank Books, all are invited to a celebration of the exciting work of all MALS and other humanities graduate students at Dartmouth. We would love for you to join us! If you were published in the most recent edition of Clamantis you are invited to read from there, but you are also welcome to read any work written during your time at Dartmouth or work that has been workshopped with DWS.