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Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

KSU Loves Grad Students

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and 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 and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.

The 2019 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at Kent State will be held from April 1-5, 2019. This week is a chance for the campus community to celebrate our amazing graduate student body for their contributions to the university. 


Chill on the Hill

12:00-2:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Kickoff GSAW with a fun-filled afternoon in the Cartwright Student Lounge. Enjoy free food and games, while celebrating your contributions to Kent State with your fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff.  


Career and Coffee 

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Looking for a new LinkedIn photo? Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free headshot – professional attire required – from 2 to 4pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


De-Stress for Success

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Take a break from work, studying, and research stress and relax with Graduate Studies. Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free professional chair massage from 1 to 4pm and enjoy some healthy refreshments!

4 Thursday

Gear Up for Graduation

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Stop by Cartwright Hall to try on the graduation regalia and learn more about the Spring Commencement Ceremony. A caricature artist will also be there to draw students wearing the regalia. All are welcome to attend even if you are not graduating this semester. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided.

4 thursday and 5 FRIDAY

Graduate Research Symposium

Times TBD, Kent Student Center

End the week at the 2019 Graduate Research Symposium, a campus-wide event showcasing graduate student research and performances. The event provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty judges and is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.

All events are free to attend for graduate students.