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Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week

Mark Your Calendars!

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week is March 25 - 29, 2024!

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (NGPSAW) was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students as a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students. The week seeks to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students on campuses throughout the United States.

Join the Office of Graduate Studies and our campus partners for a week all about you, our graduate students! We have also included some campus-wide events where we encourage you to bring your families (if available) or plan an event with other students in your degree programs.

We are currently planning our schedule of events for Grad Appreciation Week 2024. Check out our tentative 2024 Schedule of Events!

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • Coffee, Croissant, Donut Day (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
    • Come by the Graduate Center in River Front Center, Room 215 for a pick-me-up before your classes!
    • While supplies last, limited 1 beverage and pastry per student
  • OGS Extended Office Hours (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
  • New Millennium Series: Orion String Quartet (7:00pm - 8:30pm)
    • This legendary ensemble will perform an epic program: Schubert's G Major Quartet and Beethoven's Quartet, Opus 130 plus the Grosse Fugue, Opus 133.
    • Cost: $30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • GRAD SLAM (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
    • Sacramento State is hosting its fourth Grad Slam event. Grad Slam is an academic research communication event that challenges graduate students to present a compelling speech about their research and its significance to an interdisciplinary audience in just three minuted using only one presentation image. Come enjoy the evening with our amazing graduate student scholars. See who will advance to represent Sac State at the CSU Grad Slam event.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

  • Graduate Student Showcase (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
    • Join the showcase of research, entrepeneurship, and creativity - students will present work and talents, connect with other graduate students and faculty at Sac State, learn about other disciplines and network.

Friday, March 29, 2024

  • Grab & Go Snacks with OGS Advising (9:00am - 12:00pm)
    • Stop by the Graduate Center in River Front Center, Room 215 for some snacks!
      • How do you get to the Graduate Center? Use the doors located next to the River Front Center Starbucks and take the elevator located on your right side to go to the 2nd floor. When exiting the elevator, turn right and you will see the sign for the Graduate Center.
    • While supplies last, limited 1 snack per student