Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2016

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Highlights of Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2016

Check back later this year for details on Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2017!

Our graduate students are a valued part of the Notre Dame community every day of the year, but we can't help but celebrate you in a special way this week! Come and enjoy freebies, food, fun, and fellowship with other grad students as the whole Notre Dame family honors YOU! 

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All Week Special Events:

Laundry Discounts

50% off on up to 4 pieces of professional attire. What a deal! St. Michael's Laundry Coupon

Dining Discounts

Enjoy some delicious food & beverages at a discount at some of your favorite campus spots, thanks to Campus Dining. Check out all the great deals: Dining Discounts for Grads

Twitter Hashtag Contest

Send us your #thanksbetograds tweets, including your academic division (#science, #engineering, #humanities, #socialscience, #law, #mendoza, #architecture), and the one with the most tweets wins a pizza party! 


Monday, October 3

Intramural Sports Registration: Basketball & Wiffleball

Let the games begin! Registration for Intramural Basketball and Wiffleball begins at 6AM. Get your team together and register here! Sponsored by RecSports!

Grab and Go Giveaway!

Feel the appreciation by stopping by the Library Courtyard between 9AM and 11AM for free snacks, t-shirts, and more! Sponsored by Graduate Student Life. 

Boren Fellowship Program 

Are you interested in researching and learning a new language in an entirely different country? If so, you can begin pursuing this new adventure with the Boren Fellowship Program! Join Colleen Wile in Debartolo 101 at 2:00PM for an introduction to the Boren Fellowship Program!  Note that the campus deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 17, 2017! 

Register for this event here! Sponsored by the Professional Development office!

Introduction to Stata 

If you work with data and are studying the social sciences, the time to become familiar with Stata is now! Stata is a complete statistical software package that provides everything you need for data manipulation and  analysis. It is very popular in empirical research in the social sciences, and would be immensely helpful as you continue in your academic career. Luckily, you can begin learning how to use it this week! Join us at 2:00PM in 129 Hesburgh. Register here! Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries.

Grad School - GSU - GRC Trivia Night at Legends

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Are you a history buff, pop culture nerd, political junkie, sports fanatic, science geek, or all-around knowledge Sherpa? Do you want to practice your transferable soft skills with new people through our super high-tech random team generator? Do you want the bragging rights that come with outperforming the giant pulsating trivia filled brains of the Graduate School staff?

Well then, why not convert your accumulated bits and bytes of knowledge into nightly and cumulative prizes.* The Graduate School will provide your first drink ticket and in combination with the GSU and the GRC we’ll offer free appetizers through Legends catering. (*Cumulative prizes awarded for the team that competes in all four sessions while achieving the highest per capita score.)

 Please sign-up online at


Tuesday, October 4

Buy One Get One Free at Starbucks- All Day, LaFortune

What better way is there to celebrate graduate students than with coffee? Buy one handcrafted beverage, and get one free! This offer only applies to handcrafted beverages, and you must present valid ND grad/professional student ID. Sponsored by Campus Dining.

Introduction to HTML and CSS with Bootstrap (Beginner)

We all use the internet to communicate with others in a professional capacity, but how many of us wish we could do so more effectively? How many of us are actually familiar with HTML and CSS? This workshop will help you heighten the effectiveness of your communication and design by covering the basics of HTML and CSS, allowing you to create beautiful and responsive webpages. This workshop is not one to be missed! 247 Hesburgh, 10-11:30AM. Register here!  Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries.

GSU Professional Development Expo

Who doesn't love professional development? Come to this Graduate Student Union sponsored event for some very exciting professional development opportunities!  Meet new people, gain new insights, and be ready to grow! There will also be free food, free head shots, and a chance to win great prizes just by attending! What's not to love? See you at the Joyce Center from 11:30AM-1:30PM!

Drop-In Yoga

Take some time this week to stretch those muscles with some free yoga! Offered every Tuesday at 2:00PM.  3rd Floor Conference Room, St. Liam Hall. No experience is necessary, and mats are provided. Sponsored by McWell.

Basic Satellite Imagery Analysis

This is a workshop that would be useful for anyone who loves the environment and wants to learn more about it, but especially for those who study the earth's environment more intentionally! This workshop will present both the main types of satellite imagery available for GIS and remote sensing applications and some of the different analytical techniques. No previous use of satellite imagery is necessary, but some understanding of the fundamentals of GIS would be useful. Register here! It will take place in Hesburgh 129, from 3:00-4:00PM! Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries.

Snite Salon Series

Make some time for a little more beauty in your life this week! Join us the galleries for an in-depth discussion of a great work of art, right on Notre Dame's campus! Share your insights and be moved by the insights of others as we observe beauty together! Meet the group in the Atrium in the Snite Museum of Art! From 5:00PM-5:45PM. Sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art.

Pizza, Pop & Politics: VP Debate Discussion

This election year, your observations matter! Come and join a lively and important discussion  with other students folowing the vice presidential debate from 5:00-6:00PM in Geddes Hall. Free pizza and beverages will be served. If you are interested in learning more, check out ND Votes '16, and be prepared to become more politically engaged!

Prayer from Around the World: Eid al-Ahda Celebration

As a part of the Prayer from Around the World series, Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association invite students to celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. Eid Al-Adha is the holiest of two Muslim holidays celebrated annually, marking the yearly Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. This year, University President, John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will join the discussion as a special guest. Join the celebration at 5:30PM-8:30PM in Coleman-Morse!  RSVP here!  

Intel Tech Working Event

Do not miss this amazing opportunity to network, learn, and perhaps even find your career! Intel is seeking candidates for Process/Integration Engineering positions (MS and PhD), and will be at Notre Dame for a panel discussion, dinner, and tech talk! This incredible event will also discuss available full-time job opportunities in process development. Food will be served, so be sure to RSVP at GoIrish@Events>Career Development>Intel Tech Working Event! 6PM, Hayes Healy 127.

Grad Night at Men's Soccer

Go Irish! Go grad students! Bring your friends to cheer on the Irish at Alumni Stadium from 7:00-9:00 PM! Co-sponsored by ND Athletics and the Notre Dame Student Bar Association.

Intramural Sports Registration: Basketball & Wiffleball

Don't forget! Registration for Basketball and Wiffleball ends at 11PM. Get your team together and play some ball! Sponsored by RecSports. 



Wednesday, October 5

Preparing for the Academic Job Market III: Teaching Philosophy Statement

If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, then this workshop is for you! The teaching statement is an important part of the academic job application that is often overlooked. However, this workshop has you covered! You will learn what constitutes a great teaching statement, begin drafting your own statement, and be introduced to teaching portfolios. Don't miss it! Register here!  Notre Dame Room at Lafortune, from 9:30-10:45AM. Sponsored by the Kaneb Center.

Let’s Talk

Graduate students, we all know that we need to pay attention to our health and be intentional about taking care of ourselves.  Let's Talk is a great opportunity to do so. Let’s Talk is a place where you can talk about concerns and receive expert suggestions about solutions and resources or just have someone who listens well and can offer support. No topic is off limits. It is completely confidential and completely free. Just walk-in during the times listed because no appointments are necessary! This session will be at 258 Fitzpatrick, from 2-3:00PM. Sponsored by the UCC.

World on Tap

Come to Rohr's for the World on Tap and socialize with other members of the Notre Dame family! Graduate students, scholars, postdocs, faculty and friends are all invited, and free delicious appetizers will be served. The first 50 attendees will even receive a free $6 drink ticket. Please bring a valid photo ID. Come celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week with us! From 5-6:30PM at Rohr's. Sponsored by ISSA

GSN Family-Friendly Craft and Game Night

The GSN is hosting a family-friendly craft and game night! There will be fall-themed crafting materials for GSN members of all ages! Please bring your board games to play and share! Dinner will be provided by Campus Ministry. Please RSVP here so that there is plenty of food for everyone. Join us from 5-7PM at the Beichner Community Center at University Village! Co-sponsored by University Village, Campus Ministry, and the Gender Relations Center.

EAP Workshop: Grants and Fellowships for International Students

International students need Grants and Fellowships too! Co-Sponsored by the Office of Grants and Fellowships, this workshop explores the process of searching for grants and fellowships through search engines like Pivot, as well as finding successful examples of applicants from ND to specific grants, like the Fulbright, NASA, DAAD, and many more! Learn how to compose application documents like CVs and research abstracts, and how to ask faculty for letters of recommendation. 5:15-6:30PM in 329 DeBartolo. Register here! Sponsored by the CSLC


Thursday, October 6

Let's Talk 

Graduate students, we all know that we need to pay attention to our health and be intentional about taking care of ourselves.  Let's Talk is a great opportunity to do so. Let’s Talk is a place where you can talk about concerns and receive expert suggestions about solutions and resources or just have someone who listens well and can offer support. No topic is off limits. It is completely confidential and completely free. Just walk-in during the times listed because no appointments are necessary! 229 Coleman Morse, 11-12:00PM. Sponsored by the UCC.

Half-Price Dining Hall Lunch

Notre Dame is famous for football and dining halls. Come check them out! Buy lunch in either North or South Dining Hall for just $7.50, and enjoy a delicious meal! Must show ND Grad/Prof Student ID. Check out what's on the menu ahead of time here!  North and South Dining Halls, 11:00AM-2:00PM. Sponsored by Campus Dining.

Drop-in Draft Review for Fellowship Applications

Working on a fellowship application? Drop by the Office of Grants and Fellowships' open office hours to review your drafts with peers and trained consultants. No appointment necessary, and free snacks are provided! Located in 101 DeBartolo from 3:00-5:00PM. Sponsored by the Professional Development Office.

Yoga in the Galleries

Relax and recharge through Artful Yoga at the Snite Museum this fall. Join teacher Steve Krojniewski for this series of yoga classes that emphasizes the meditative frame of mind relevant both to experiencing a work of art and practicing yoga. Each yoga session this semester will take place in a different museum gallery. Taking place from 4-5pm, at the Snite Museum of Art. Co-sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art and RecSports.

Notre Dame Stadium & Locker Room Tours

Come get your photo taken with the "Play Like a Champion Today!" sign. Walk down the tunnel and onto the field. Enter into the tradition that is Notre Dame football!  This is an open-house style tour. Come any time between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. All graduate and professional students, and their guests, are welcome. Please bring valid ND ID for entrance. BONUS: Grad Life t-shirts will finally be ready. We'll pass them out while supplies last.



Friday, October 7 

Lunch and Learn: Interactive Lectures for Engaged Learning

Are you preparing to give a lecture? Wondering how you can engage your students during a lecture? This session will get you ready to develop effective, engaging, and interactive lectures, from preparation to delivery. Located in the Carey Auditorium at the Hesburgh Library from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Register here! Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries .

MSPS Open House

Come join Multicultural Student Programs and Services for an Open House, with tasty treats to eat and fantastic staff and students to meet! 3:00-5:00 p.m. in 210 LaFortune. All are welcome!

Basil Moreau Spiritual Exercises

Blessed Basil Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross, which later founded the University of Notre Dame! Learn more about the spirituality of Basil Moreau, which we have to thank for the University that we all attend and love so much! Join other graduate students and learn more at 4:15 in the Geddes Hall Chapel! 

Graduate Student Ecumenical Bible Study

Interested in some interdenominational discussions about the meaning of Scripture? Join Campus Ministry's weekly Bible study for all interested graduate students! From 5:15PM-6:15PM in room 201 of Coleman-Morse. Refreshments will be served! Click here for more information!

Graduate Student Mass

Join fellow grad students in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Sit and pray together at the 5:15PM Mass. Friends and family are--of course--always welcome! Located at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

First Friday Dinner with Campus Ministry

Following the Graduate Student Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, join other graduate students for fun, fellowship and food in the Coleman-Morse Lounge. From 6:15-8:00PM. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. Please rsvp online at 

Zumba Party

What better way to finish off your week than with a dance party? Sweat away your stress to some upbeat tunes with fellow fitness lovers at a free zumba class! No registration is required, but arrive early! Space is limited. 6-8:00PM, RSRC AR1. Sponsored by RecSports.



Saturday, October 8

ND v NC State Game Watch - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the early kick-off time this event has been cancelled. Legends is hosting the Domer Run that morning and is not available to accomodate a game watch starting at noon. But don't worry, Grad Life will find another way soon to gather and celebrate together, with or without football!

Dueling Pianos

Come and enjoy a night of musical entertainment with your friends and peers at Legends! Come check out Dueling Pianos from 10:00PM-12:00AM. Sponsored by SAO



Sunday, October 9

Mass Intentions

Post-baccaluareate students will be remembered in mass intentions throughout all campus chapels on Sunday, October 9th. The Notre Dame family loves and prays for its graduate students!

University Village Family Mass & Reception

Join fellow graduate students and their families for mass at University Village. This will be an especially family-friendly Mass,  with a reception to follow with Rise & Roll Donuts! Held at the Beichner Community Center,  from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Sponsored by University Village. All graduate and professional students and their families are welcome, whether you live at UV or elsewhere.

Pizza, Pop, and Politics: Presidential Debate Watch

Enjoy pizza and an ice cream sundae bar while watching and discussing the latest presidential debate this Sunday, 9:00-10:30 p.m. in LaFortune Ballroom. Co-hosted by  ND Votes and Forum 2016 . 

FOG Mass & Social

Come to Mass at FOG for faith & fellowship, with food & fun to follow! Taking place at the Fischer Community Center,  from 9:00-11:00PM. Sponsored by Fischer-O'Hara Grace.