Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Traditionally held during the first week of April, Graduate Student Appreciation Week recognizes the work and research that graduate and professional students carry out here at Baylor. This year the Baylor Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association have partnered to host a week's worth of events celebrating graduate students. As Baylor cements itself as a preeminent Christian R1 institution, our graduate students are helping to lead the way with their research endeavors and teaching excellence.
As GSA celebrates 25 years as a graduate student organization, we want you to join the party!
Below are some of this year's events and giveaways for Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Students can earn additional entries for the raffle by participating in the week's early events and by posting and tagging @baylorgraduate on social media (Instagram and Twitter).
Sunday, April 2 –CANCELED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
Bring Your Own Dinner + Dog Picnic!
6:00-7:30 PM at Fountain Mall
Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to bring their families and furry friends, as well as their own picnic dinner, for an evening on campus. Desserts and drinks will be provided by GSA.
Monday, April 3
Donuts & Coffee in the GRC
9:00-11:00 AM in the Graduate Research Center (Located in Poage Library and within the Moody and Jones Libraries)
We'll have donuts and coffee to celebrate Appreciation Week. The first 25 students will receive a GSA coffee mug. We'll also give you an opportunity to follow the Graduate School on social media (@baylorgraduate) and tag them in a post for extra raffle entries!
Wednesday, April 5
GSA Assembly & Pizza Lunch
12:00-1:00 PM in the GRC
At our final monthly Assembly meeting of the Spring semester, GSA will announce newly elected officers and share about progress from this years work in advocating for graduate students. We always have lunch, and we always have extra. Come celebrate the new officers and earn another entry into the raffle!
Thursday, April 6
Pop's Lemonade with the Deans & Door Prizes!
3:30-4:30 PM in the Graduate School (Morrison 200)
Come meet the dean and associate deans of the graduate school as we celebrate graduate students, their work, and research. Meet the people who shepherd the Graduate School well. Students do not have to be present to win. Some of the 20+ door prizes for the giveaway include:
- a year of free faculty/staff parking
- gift cards to local businesses
- dining hall vouchers
- a massage in the SLC
- a week of parking in the Dean's spot
- and more!
Friday, April 7
Movie Night at Cinemark
Join GSA for a night at the movies as we watch "The Lost King" together on the big screen. We're excited to offer this opportunity to as many students as we can. First come, first served. Graduate students can RSVP for up to 4 tickets by registering here beginning March 21, 2023 (password delivered by GSA email). There will be a waitlist for this event.