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 1-5, 2024. 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.

2024 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Showcase Event: 4/6 Opening Weekend Discount Detroit Tigers Baseball Game Tickets

Detroit Tigers Game

Join graduate students from all three of the University of Michigan campuses on Opening Weekend, Saturday April 6, as the Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland A's at Comerica Park.

As part of the Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Graduate Students at all three of the University of Michigan campuses can take advantage of a special discounted ticket offer! Game Details are below!

Saturday - April 6th 

1:10 pm - Game Start

11:30 am - Gates Open

Giveaway Saturday - First 15,000 in the ballpark get a Detroit Tigers Hockey Jersey!

All University of Michigan Graduate Students can purchase tickets through this link. If ordering 10 or more tickets for your group, order through Walker Cooper ([email protected] or 313-471-7337) for no additional fees. 

We look forward to seeing you at Comerica Park! GO TIGERS! Go Blue!

UM-Dearborn Bookstore

Graduate students can enjoy 10% off in-store purchases of clothing and gifts during the week of April 1-5, 2024.

Mardigian Library

Pick up a gift mug at the Library Research Center (located on the 1st floor of the Mardigian Library). Limited to the first 100 graduate students, from 9am-5pm daily during Graduate Appreciation Week, while supplies last.

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL)

To show our appreciation and in celebration of our wonderful graduate students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters we want to come to you!

 Throughout the week, the CASL dean’s office will have graduate student appreciation "pop-ups" where we will meet up with you on campus with some special goodies. From snacks to Michigan swag, we will be traveling around CASL to see you! Be sure to check our social media (FacebookInstagram) for all of the pop-up times and locations throughout the week and meet a member of the dean’s office before you go to class, between studying, or before leaving campus for the day. 

You can’t miss us – we’ll be the ones with the giant basket of maize & blue, celebrating Y-O-U!

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)

View the College of Engineering and Computer Science webpage for their planned events to celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS)

To show appreciation for our amazing graduate students, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is: 

  1. Bringing “swag bags” to our in-person graduate classes throughout appreciation week. Be sure to attend! 
  2. Awarding $250 scholarships to four lucky students who engage with us on social media (Instagram, LinkedIn, or X). This will be done via a drawing. Each person will get their name in the drawing once no matter how many times they like, repost, or follow something. 

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 1 - Friday, April 5 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 166 FCS to pick up a small gift.
  2. By April 5, like or share our Graduate Student Appreciation Week posts on COB's LinkedInFacebook, or X pages to be entered to win a gift basket of sweet COB swag, including a camp chair and a sweatshirt.

Monday, April 1

Trivia Challenge Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Collaboratory (third floor of the Mardigian Library)

Come put your University of Michigan-Dearborn knowledge to the test.  Invite your fellow graduate student colleagues and join in an interactive and fun trivia experience! Please bring your phone or computer to participate. The first place finisher will receive 3 tickets to the Detroit Tigers Opening Weekend game on Saturday, April 6th at 1:10 pm!

Tuesday, April 2

CAPS Wellness Table: Decorating Journals
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RUC, at the org booths by the Involvement Hub

Nature Walk for Mental Health
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Environmental Interpretive Center

Come relieve some stress, get out in nature, and share in some refreshments. Last but not least, you will have the chance to win some swag. Full details and don’t forget to RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 3

CAPS Wellness Table: Decorating Journals
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RUC, at the org booths by the Involvement Hub

Experience+ Student Research Celebration
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
1st Floor Mardigian Library

Join us to celebrate the more than 40 graduate research and conference travel grant awardees at the EXP+ Student Research Celebration. There will be food and remarks from Provost Scarlatta. Students interested should RSVP here. 

(M)Talent Showcase
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
FCN Quad E

Come support graduate students Hayath Khatoon (pursuing Health Information Technology MS) and Regan Maharjan (pursuing Computer and Information Science MS) as they achieve the M Talent distinction and hear how they have leveraged their unique experiences. 

The Talent Gateway program is an online career readiness program that uses the 8 career-ready competencies defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to encourage personal and professional development of students through reflective practices. Each semester, students completing the Talent Gateway program are given the opportunity to present at the M Talent Showcase where they receive a certificate of completion as well as a graduation stole for completing the program. RSVP here.

Student Film Festival
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Kochoff B

Stress-reliever social activity: come join the Campus Video Network presenting the student film festival! They will be screening all types of films submitted by students and alumni from our campus and have food to enjoy. Full details here.

Thursday, April 4

Nature Photography Walk
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Environmental Interpretive Center

Embark on a thrilling adventure in the great outdoors as we explore the art of nature photography. Our "Nature Photography Adventure" event invites you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes that surround us and capture their splendor through your lens. Bring on the stress relief and your creativity! Full details and RSVP here.

Friday, April 5

OIA 💛💙's Grad Students
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2106 RUC

The Office of International Affairs invites graduate students to come see their new office space and relax together over some coffee or tea. Board games will be available if you are up for being challenged.

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