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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2014

March 31 – April 4, 2014

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Office of Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2014!

This year, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will be held March 31 – April 4, 2014. View the list of activities below or download the Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2014 Poster for all the details.

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Monday, March 31st

Massage Monday!
Johnson Center, Room B (3rd floor)
Come enjoy FREE 10-minute massages as well as some healthy snacks to help you relax.  Massages will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  A sign-up sheet will be provided starting at 4:00pm.  You must be present when your name is called.   


Tuesday, April 1st

Graduate Student Game Night at The Rat
The Rathskellar (ground floor of SUB I)
Join Grad Life, GAPSA, and fellow graduate students for some friendly competition over games at The Rat! We’ll have favorites including Jenga, Scattergories, Yahtzee, Boggle, and more, but feel free to bring your own, too! Appetizers and soda will be provided.

Ice Cream Social at Arlington
Founders Hall Plaza
Join fellow graduate students for an old-fashioned ice cream social with all the toppings! Sponsored by University Life – Arlington.


Wednesday, April 2

Graduate Student Center Coffee Break
Johnson Center 310
Stop by the Graduate Student Center on the third floor of the Johnson Center for FREE coffee and snacks from 3:30 to 7:00pm! Meet the Office of Graduate Student Life staff and fellow Mason graduate students, and learn about campus resources. In honor of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, we will have even more food and giveaways available!


Thursday, April 3

Arlington Graduate Student Happy Hour
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
The Graduate and Professional Student Association at Arlington welcomes all Mason graduate students to come share in fellowship.  Come enjoy food and fun at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub with members of the Mason community. Open to all students.  Hope to see you there for FREE food and FREE FUN!!!

Mason Unplugged with Matt Nathanson
Center for the Arts
The Office of Student Involvement in partnership with the Center for the Arts presents “Mason Unplugged” featuring music artist Matt Nathanson.  Some of his hits include ‘Come on Get Higher’ and ‘All We Are.’ Tickets for students are available at $10 or $20 and can be purchased at the Office of Student Involvement (Hub 2300) or the Center for the Arts Box Office.  There is a limit of two student tickets per Mason I.D.  For more information go to si.gmu.edu.


Friday, April 4

International Week Opening Ceremony
North Plaza (Rain site: JC Atrium)
International Week is a weeklong celebration of the many cultures and identities we have here at Mason.  The Opening Ceremony is the kick-off event to the week where members of the Mason community display flags, carry artifacts, or wear attire that represents your nationality, ethnicity, heritage, student organization, other affiliation, etc. For more information about this event or to register to participate please go to iweek.gmu.edu. We hope to see you there.

Pride Week Drag Show
Johnson Center Atrium
The PRIDE Week Drag Show is held at the end of Mason’s PRIDE Week. PRIDE Week takes place every April, and is Mason’s way of celebrating an anniversary of the active movement toward human rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, which began in 1969 and the early 1970s. The drag show is an anticipated event — co-sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Resources, Patriot Activities Council, and many others — and features not only Mason student entertainers, but drag queens and kings from the D.C. area.


March 31 – April 2

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) Elections
Voting will be available at all Appreciation Week events. Candidates will be notified of results by Thursday, April 3rd.