Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

 April 2 – 7, 2018

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2018, April 2-7! During this week, we honor the contributions of Mason’s 10,000+ graduate and professional students.

This year we have a full week of events planned and hope you are as excited as we are. We are partnering with LGBTQ Resources Center, University Career Services, the Office of Graduate Education, the Women and Gender Studies Center, Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics (CDE), Mason Libraries, the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)  for our programming and events. We will be giving away limited quantities of the popular Mason Grad Student t-shirt and other goodies all week long!

Monday, April 2

Treats and Tidbits: A Grad Pride Celebration
To kick off Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, LGBTQ Resources and Graduate Student Life have teamed up to host a Coffee Break. We invite all Mason graduate students to join us in LGBTQ Resources, SUB 1 Room 2200, 1:00-3:00pm. Come hang out, enjoy some coffee and light refreshments, and learn about the resources we offer.


Tuesday, April 3

Graduate Assistant Appreciation Breakfast
To show our appreciation for our graduate assistants – Graduate Professional Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Teaching Assistants – Graduate Student Life, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, Financial Literacy (a unit of the Office of Student Financial Aid), and University Career Services are coming together to host a breakfast to thank you. The breakfast will be held 9:00-10:30am in University Career Services, SUB 1, Room 3400.

Enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries from Argo Tea while connecting with other graduate assistants from across campus. You can also connect with career and professional development resources from University Career Services and the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and get personal financial management tips from the Office of Student Financial Aid’s Financial Literacy Counselor. You may also be able to grab a Mason Grad Student t-shirt, if you missed your chance last fall!

UL SciTech Ice Cream Social
Join University Life SciTech 12-1pm in Bull Run Hall Atrium for an Ice Cream Social for all SciTech graduate and professional students.


Wednesday, April 4

Building Community Luncheon
Graduate students of color and first-generation graduate students are invited to a lunch to build community and connect with campus resources committed to your success. Hosted by Graduate Student Life, the Office of Graduate Education, Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, and Mason Libraries. The lunch will be held in Fenwick Library in Reading Room (Room 2001), 11:30am-1:00pm.


Thursday, April 5

It’s Sweet to Be a Grad Student
Graduate Student Life and Women and Gender Studies Center invites all Mason graduate students to the Women and Gender Studies Center in Johnson Center 240K for a “Sweet” Social. Join us for coffee, desserts, and giveaways 3:00-5:00pm in the Center.



UL Arlington Ice Cream Social
Join University Life Arlington at Founders Hall Plaza (weather permitting) or in the Founders Hall Multipurpose Room, 5:30-7:30pm, for an Ice Cream Social for all Arlington graduate and professional students.

Saturday, April 7

Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
GAPSA invites graduate students to participate in the 2018 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Founders Hall at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. This one-day event will showcase graduate student research, scholarly, and creative works across disciplines through posters, presentations, and Mason’s second annual 3MT® competition. Visit the Conference website for more information.