Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 6-10, 2020

Graduate Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of graduate students to the mission of the University of Kansas, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to the campus. 

Events for Graduate Student Appreciation Week are listed below. If you have an event you would like to add, please email the event details to graduate@ku.edu. Though called a "week," events celebrating graduate students take place through out the month of April.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event Date
Graduate Studies Virtual Pet Café  

The Office of Graduate Studies will host a Virtual Pet Café with Rue the Cat and her human, Vice Provost Jennifer Roberts. Graduate students are encouraged to join the group, introduced their pets, and get to know other pets and their humans. You do not have to have a pet to join in. :) 

April 6, 2020  

3:30-4:00 PM
Join via ZOOM

Graduate Studies Professional Development Online Programming Recommendations  

We have compiled a list of top recommended Professional Development videos to share for graduate students who need a break from research or writing. If you have additional resources you want us to share, email graduate@ku.edu.  

  • A Guide for Using Zoom to Facilitate Your Final Defense - PDF

April 7, 2020  

Graduate Studies Virtual Pet Café  

The Office of Graduate Studies will host a Virtual Pet Café with Rue the Cat and her human, Vice Provost Jennifer Roberts. Graduate students are encouraged to join the group, introduced their pets, and get to know other pets and their humans. 

April 8, 2020  

3:30-4:00 PM
Join via ZOOM

Graduate Studies Self-Care Online Programming Recommendations  

We have compiled a list of top recommended Self-Care videos to help cope with the current stress and challenges of the COVID-19 situation. If you have additional resources you want us to share, email graduate@ku.edu.  

April 9, 2020  

Graduate Studies Virtual Pet Café  

The Office of Graduate Studies will host a Virtual Pet Café with Rue the Cat and her human, Vice Provost Jennifer Roberts. Graduate students are encouraged to join the group, introduced their pets, and get to know other pets and their humans. 

April 10, 2020  

3:30-4:00 PM
Join via ZOOM

Department of Applied Behavioral Science Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Monday, April 1: Graduate student appreciation breakfast from 7:30am-10:00am in the Atrium of the ABS department.  There will be bagels, pastries, scones, fruit, juice, and coffee. 
  • Wednesday, April 3: Coffee and donuts from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Atrium.
  • Friday, April 5: Afternoon desserts from 2:30-4:30pm in the Atrium.
April 1, 3, and 5, 2019
4001 Dole Human Development Center
Department of Mathematics Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Tuesday, April 2: Ice Cream Social at 3:30 pm, 406 Snow
  • Wednesday, April 3: Donuts and pastries will be available in 405 Snow starting at 9:00 am
  • Thursday, April 4: Reception at 3:30 pm, 406 Snow
April 2-4, 2019
4th Floor, Snow Hall
Department of Psychology Science Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Monday, April 1: We "Donut" Know What We'd Do Without You Breakfast - Stop by Fraser 426 in the morning and enjoy delicious donuts provided by the department. Make sure to place your name in the drawing for $10 giftcards donated by the KU Bookstore! Winners will be contacted by email.
  • Tuesday, April 2: Graduate Student Luncheon - Lunch is on us today! Jimmy Johns and a KU Department of Psychology pens will be provided by the department in Fraser 537 from 11:45-1:00. Make sure to place your name in a drawing for KU Swag donated by the KU Bookstore. Winners will be contacted by email.
  • Friday, April 5: Social Proseminar - Join us from 4-5 in Fraser 547 for Social Prosemniar. Both Charlotte Moser and Cory Washington will be presenting their research. Refreshments and a gift will be provided by the department!
April 1, 2, and 5, 2019
4th Floor of Fraser Hall
Department of Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Monday, April 1: Lunch at 11:30am in Wescoe Hall, Orange Room 2655
  • Tuesday, April 2: Breakfast and Lunch at 9:00am and 11:30am in Wescoe Hall, Orange Room 2655
  • Thursday, April 4: 2019 Woodyard Lecture – Appetizers and refreshments provided at 4:30pm in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union 
  • Friday, April 5: Who’s that Baby? Game winner will be announced. Winner will receive $50 KU Bookstore gift card.
April 1-5, 2019
 
Department of Curriculum & Teaching Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Monday, April 1: Head’s Up! Join C&T faculty for a study break, 3:30-4:30 pm, in the C&T common area, 3rd floor JRP. Network with other students and faculty, enjoy snacks and drinks, play a round of Head’s Up!
  • Tuesday, April 2: Take a break from studying. Stop by the C&T common area 3:30-4:30 pm, 3rd floor JRP, for a snack. Make connections with other students and faculty.
  • Wednesday, April 3: Grab a snack before class. Stop by the C&T common area, 3rd floor JRP.
  • Friday, April 19: Genius Hour & Brain Food, Fri., April 19, 12 – 1:00 pm. Join faculty and graduate students for a light lunch. Hear presentations from faculty and/or graduate students about their research. Feel free to bring a food item to share. If you are interested in giving a 15 minute presentation contact Lonna Rocha.
April 1-3 and April 19, 2019
3rd Floor of Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP)
Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • Monday, April 1: WGSS will provide lunch to graduate students to coincide with the first Graduate Student Research Presentation Series, where faculty will celebrate graduate students and offer feedback on their research.
  • Tuesday, April 2 - Friday, April 5: Each day faculty will bring in treats for graduate students, available throughout the day in the department.
April 1-5, 2019
3rd Floor of Blake Hall
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

April 2, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
School of Social Welfare Graduate Student Appreciation

On April 2, the School of Social Welfare will provide tokens of appreciation to Social Work doctoral students, and do the same for MSW students on April 8 and April 9

April 2, April 8 & April 9, 2019
Twente Hall
Department of Film and Media Studies Graduate Appreciation Pizza Party

Film and Media Studies will hold a pizza lunch - with games! - on Wednesday of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

April 3, 2019
Summerfield Hall
School of Business Graduate Students Thank You

Drop by the School of Business Dean's Office for cookies on Wednesday of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

April 3, 2019
Dean's Office, Capitol Federal Hall

Donate to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund
COVID-19 Updates and Information

Find up-to-date resources and important information for Graduate Students at REMOTE.KU.EDU.