Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 2-6

The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies is celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week. The celebratory week is based on the national Graduate Professional Student Appreciation Week started by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, a student-run nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of graduate and professional students across the country.

Graduate Student Appreciation week kicks off today in recognition and appreciation of the academic and social contributions the graduate student community make to the Dartmouth community. This week the School is partnerning with offices and programs across campus to provide free events, lunches, and professional opportunities to grad students. 

DDS will offer free coffee at all it's locations all week and today (April 2) lunch at 53 Commons is only $5 for all grad students. 

The highlight of the week will be the annual poster session held on Wednesday, April 4 at 5pm where recipients of the Graduate Student Council Faculty Mentoring Award will be announced. The event attracts researchers from across the programs who will present their work to a panel of judges in the Poster Contest. Faculty, peers, and staff all enjoy mingling and networking at this event which celebrates the academic contributions of the graduate students, and also recognizes the community impact by awarding the Graduate Community Award to the student recognized by their peers as having made significant contribution to the Dartmouth community and beyond.

Among the events taking place this week, DCAL will be honoring and celebrating the contribution of graduate students who have been nominated for their exceptional teaching by undergraduate mentees at a luncheon. Another luncheon will be hosted by Assistant Dean for Recruiting and Diversity, Jane Seibel, for under represented minorities in the graduate community. 

The week coincides with National Public Health Awareness Week, coordinated by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Each day they will be addressing a different topic of healthcare, with many great speakers and activities lined up. On Thursday evening a collaborative yoga/coloring event is planned for the GRAD Lounge, Curier Place, to which all are welcome.

A full list of events and sign up links can be found on the Grad Appreciation Week page. Don't forget to like and follow the School's Facebook page for free giveaways, trivia, and updates on the week's events.