Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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 2020 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at Kent State will be held from April 6-10, 2020. This week is a chance for the campus community to celebrate our amazing graduate student body for their contributions to the university.

The 2020 Graduate Student Appreciation Week has been canceled.


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. Beginning at 12pm, 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. Twenty minute guided meditations will be offered at 12:30pm and 1pm Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free professional chair massage from 1 to 4pm. Enjoy some healthy refreshments beginning at 12pm.

9 Thursday

Graduate Research Symposium

4:00-8:00 p.m., Kent Student Center

End the week at the 2020 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. Thursday evening will feature poster presentations, an art exhibit, and fine arts performances.


Graduate Research Symposium

9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Kent Student Center 
12:30 p.m., Awards Luncheon in Kent Student Center Ballroom

The Friday program will include oral presentation sessions and conclude with an awards luncheon.

All events are free to attend for graduate students.