Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 5-10

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2021

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 -- if you know a graduate student this is the week to go out of your way to show your appreciation!

Events Schedule

Monday, April 5
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Guarini Community Gathering

Please join us in community as we gather and acknowledge the violence and traumas we have both witnessed and experienced during the past year as the pandemic has shaken our systems for good and bad. This will be an opportunity for us to gather and share stories, and express messages we would like to share of hope and change. Zoom link.

Tuesday, April 6
12:00pm-1:00pm: Speed Researching with Kerry Landers

Are you ready to meet people outside of your department and talk about your research? I know you are! Come meet graduate students/postdocs and quickly describe your research over Zoom. Similar to speed friending, you will be paired up with another graduate student/postdoc and explain your research for 3 minutes. You will have multiple opportunities to explain your research while meeting new people. This is a great opportunity to practice talking about your research! Sign-up:

Tuesday, April 6
5:00-5:30 pm: SWC Yoga

Join the Student Wellness Center every Tuesday as we ease into our evening with a greater sense of calm + steadiness. This is an all-levels class, with a lovely mix of strengthening, stretching and relaxation. Open and appropriate to all!

Wednesday, April 7
12 noon: Walking Wednesdays 
Meet outside Anonymous Hall (Cafe entrance)

Let's get outside and meet some people! Come join Assistant Dean, Kerry Landers for a walk around Occom Pond and an in person chat! Chat about grad school, careers, or fun hobbies. Please make sure to mask-up. Meet outside Anonymous Hall, Guarini School side.
Please sign-up at

Wednesday, April 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Happy Hour

Come celebrate graduate students who have been nominated as outstanding teachers by undergraduates!  Hear what makes someone a great teacher in the eyes of students and have some happy hour fun (Zoom games, anyone?).  All are welcome to join us and show you appreciation for grad students! Register for the Zoom link:

Thursday, April 8
5:30 pm: 3-minute Thesis Contest

Support and celebrate the contestants in the 3-minute Thesis Contest who will have no slides and only three minutes to explain their research in an engaging and informative short speech. Everyone is welcome to join the event. If you would like to sign up to be a contestant, and be in with a chance to win cool prizes, complete this registration form.
Audience members can join here. Password is Guarini.

Friday, April 9
4:30 pm - 6:30pm: Let's Dance!

Join the IGMP for a Friday dance.