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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2016

April 4 – 8, 2016

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2016! During this week, we honor the contributions of Mason’s 10,000+ graduate and professional students.

This year, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will be held April 4-8, 2016.

View the calendar of events below! Events will be added as they are confirmed; the final schedule will be ready by late March. Please contact gradlife@gmu.edu with any questions.

Monday, April 4

3:00-5:30pm
It’s Sweet to Be a Grad Student  
Johnson Center 240K
Join your fellow graduate students for coffee, desserts, and giveaways in the Women and Gender Studies Center in Johnson Center 240K. All graduate students are welcome! Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, Graduate Student Life, and Off-Campus Student Programs and Services.

Tuesday, April 5

9:00-11:00am
Graduate Student Appreciation Breakfast  
Johnson Center 310 (Graduate Student Center)
Start the day with a drop-by continental breakfast at the Graduate Student Center, hosted by Graduate Student Life and the Journal of Mason Graduate Research!

12:00-1:00pm
Graduate Fellowship Tuesdays Brown Bag: National Science Foundation and Graduate Research Fellowships Program Q&A
Johnson Center, Room D
The Office of Graduate Fellowships is hosting a series of mini-workshops on graduate funding opportunities, including grants, fellowships and international opportunities. All Mason graduate students are welcome! Feel free to bring your lunch for the Brown Bag session. Visit the Office of Graduate Fellowships webpage for more information.

Wednesday, April 6

3:30-7:00pm
Graduate Student Center Coffee Break
Johnson Center 310
Visit the Graduate Student Center on the third floor of the Johnson Center for our monthly Coffee Break, featuring free coffee,tea, and snacks from 3:30 to 7:00pm! Meet the Graduate Student Life staff and fellow Mason graduate students, and learn about campus resources. Stop by on your way to class and say hello! Co-sponsored by the Journal of Mason Graduate Research.

5:30-7:30 pm
Grad & Professional Student Appreciation Week Ice Cream Social at Arlington
Founders Plaza (weather permitting) or Founders Multipurpose Room
Join fellow students for delicious ice cream sundaes! VIP scoopers will include Law School Dean Henry Butler, Policy Government and International Affairs Assistant Dean, Jill Emerson, and Conflict Analysis & Resolution Associate Dean, Julie Shedd. Sponsored by University Life Arlington.

Thursday, April 7

12:00-2:00pm
Building Community Lunch for Graduate Students of Color
Student Union Building I, Room 4210
Graduate students of color and other interested Mason community members are warmly invited to an informal time of connecting with one another and key campus resources over lunch. Share experiences, ask questions, and develop collective wisdom for promoting your success as a graduate student at Mason. Sponsored by Graduate Student Life, African and African American Studies, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education.

Please register by April 6 if you plan to attend.
Eventbrite - Building Community Lunch for Graduate Students of Color at Mason

Friday, April 8

12:00-1:00pm
iWeek Parade
Johnson Center North Plaza (outdoors)
Join the Mason community to kick off International Week 2016 with the annual iWeek Parade, featuring the parade of flags, performances, and an international buffet. To learn more, visit the iWeek webpage.