Graduate Student Appreciation Week

National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students as a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students. The goal of the week is to highlight the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students throughout our community. We will celebrate this year April 3-7, 2023. The week will feature events aimed at showing our appreciation for students with social events, wellness sessions, and professional opportunities. The week’s activities and events below are welcome to all graduate students to attend, some specified by college.

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UM-Dearborn Bookstore

Graduate students can enjoy 10% off in-store purchases of clothing and gifts during the week of April 3-7, 2023.

Mardigian Library

Graduate students can grab Student Appreciation bags at the Library Research Center on the 1st Floor of the Mardigian Library during the week of April 3-7, 2023.

College of Business (COB)

To show our appreciation, we invite College of Business graduate students to:

  1. Come see us! Stop by the COB Graduate Office, 166 Fairlane Center South, Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7 to receive a small gift and say hello to a member of the COB Graduate Office staff. If you're in the building when the office is closed, please still drop by to pick up a gift.
  2. Like or share our Graduate Student Appreciation Week posts on COB's LinkedInFacebook, or Twitter pages to be entered to win a gift basket of sweet COB swag, including a COB sweatshirt.

Monday, April 3

Snacks, Chats, and Coloring Hosted by Graduate Studies
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Collaboratory, 3rd Floor ML

CECS Graduate Students Only
Professional Headshots
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (morning session)
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (afternoon session)
1310 PEC
Both headshot sessions are by appointment only. Please RSVP if you are a CECS Graduate Student only. More information about the event will be sent by email once your RSVP is confirmed.
Note: There is a limited amount of space.

Tuesday, April 4

Donuts with the Director and Coffee with the Curator
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Library Research Center, 1st Floor ML
Come and chat with Mardigian Library Director, Jean Song and Arts Department Curator, Laura Cotton over donuts and coffee!

Board Games with the OIA
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office of International Affairs, 108 Union at Dearborn
While you're here, you can chat with the OIA and enjoy some coffee or tea!

CECS Graduate Students Only
Hot Cocoa Special
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ELB Atrium
Please RSVP

Wednesday, April 5

CASL Graduate Students and CASL Faculty Only
Coffee/Tea and Cookies with Dean's Office
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sandy Conference Room, 2021 CB

Propagation Station Wellness Table (decorate glass container, take a plant cutting and grow at home)
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
RUC Cafeteria
Get creative, craft, and de-stress with the CAPS mental health and wellness peer educators

CECS PhD Poster Event
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ELB Atrium
Light snack available

Thursday, April 6

Geared toward CECS students; All Graduate Students Welcome
Resume/Cover Letter Professional Development Workshop
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
Please RSVP
The Zoom link will be shared the day before the event.

Propagation Station Wellness Table (decorate glass container, take a plant cutting and grow at home)
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
RUC Cafeteria
Get creative, craft, and de-stress with the CAPS mental health and wellness peer educators

Nature Walk for Mental Health
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP

Spin the Swag Wheel (free, branded stuff!)
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Campus Involvement Hub, 1290 RUC

Friday, April 7

CECS PhD Pinning and Recognition Ceremony
Invite Only for PhD and GSI/GSRA CECS Students

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 - Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6321
Fax: 313-436-9156