Graduate Student Appreciation Week


It's Graduate Student Appreciation Week!!

We love our grad students all year long, but one week per year we're taking extra time to show it! With parties, food, freebies, discounts, and most importantly, time to hang out with fellow grad students. Come out and enjoy a week of celebrating you!

Check out the schedule from October 2015 to get an idea of the upcoming events:

Events marked with an asterisk happen even when it's not Graduate Student Appreciation Week (because we really do love you all year long), so when you enjoy one, feel free to do it again (and again, and again)!

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


All Week Special Events:

Laundry Discounts

October 4-10, 2015
In support of graduate students and because they really want you all to look your best for all occasions--St. Michael's is offering to clean up to 4 pieces (Dryclean, Wetclean and Laundry) of your professional attire at 50% off!!
This is really special and only for graduate students so you *Must present ND Graduate/Professional Student ID at drop-off*. Check out the St. Michael's Laundry Facebook page for more information!

Dining Discounts

Notre Dame Food Services is offering online coupons for campus eateries from October 5 to October 9. See the pdf for exclusive offers: Dining Discounts from NDFS

Twitter Hashtag Contest

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


Sunday, October 4th

Mass Intentions

Post-baccaluareate students will be remembered in mass intentions throughout all campus chapels on Sunday, October 4th. 

University Village Family Mass & Social*

Join other grad students and their families for a family-friendly mass and social!
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Beichner Community Center at University Village

FOG Mass and Social*

Meet, greet, and catch up with your fellow grad students after the graduate student mass!
9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Fischer Community Center at the Fischer O'Hara-Grace Graduate Residences

Fall Follies Submission Deadline

Fall Follies is a grad and post-doc music video parody contest. 
Submit your Fall Follies video by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for the contest.


Monday, October 5th

Intramurals Registration Begins*

Visit beginning at 6:00 a.m. to sign up for Basketball and Wiffleball.

Grab & Go Giveaway

Swing by the Grad Life booth in the courtyard of the Hesburgh Library from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for fun Grad Life swag!

RSVP is not required, but check out the Facebook event to let us know that you'll be stopping by or invite your friends to join!

RecSports Round Table

From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join the staff of RecSports and McWell in 110 Rockne Memorial for healthy snacks and a conversation about how to best serve the wellness needs of graduate students.

Please let us know if you will be coming to this event by leaving an RSVP in our Facebook event!

Free Yoga Class*

Is your study carrell cramping--well--everything? Stop by a free yoga class at the Rock for some relaxation and recuperation.
Class will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room 205 at the Rockne Memorial Gym.

Stadium Locker Room Tours

If you ever wanted to see the stadium from the inside out, here is your chance! Take a loop throught the locker rooms, learn an amazing amount of Notre Dame fun facts and history from the knowledgable guides, and trot down the tunnel to see the 80,000 seats from the ground up. You can even take your picture with the "Play Like a Champion Today" sign.
Enter through the gate facing Touchdown Jesus; the tour space will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

RSVP is not required, but let us know you're coming or advertise to your friends via the Facebook event!

Understanding Catholicism*

Understanding Catholicism II: Christianity through the Lens of the Basilicawill be held by Campus Ministry from 7:00 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.


Tuesday, October 6

Professional "Headshot" Photos

Looking for a new LinkedIn or Gmail photo? Stop by Stinson-Remick between 9:00 a.m.-Noon, and 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a free professional photo sponsored by Graduate Career Services. First come, first served. Professional attire required.

Half-Price Dining Hall lunch

Head to Hogwarts for a lunch break (South Dining Hall) or take a 30 second walk from the library to get to North Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. because Notre Dame Food Services is offering lunch for Grad students for just $7 - less than half the usual price! Check out the menu to see what they're serving.

Cookies & Conversation

From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the University Counseling Center and Office of Graduate Student LIfe are hosting Cookies and Conversation at the Hesburgh Library. Stop by for some of both!

RSVP is not required, but let us know you're coming or advertise to your friends via the Facebook event!

GRC Night at Legends

Hosted by the Gender Relations Center, Legends Tuesday night Trivia is the place to be! (From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., that is) Co-sponsored by the GSU Quality of Life subcommittees GSN & GlassND.


Wednesday, October 7

Free Flu Shots*

University Health Services is offering Free Flu Vaccines from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Stepan Center. 

Learn to Curl

A game of precision, skill, balance…and brooms!  Come get schooled on the sport of Curling by faculty and staff from the Graduate School. Stop by the lower level of Compton Ice Arena from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and participate in an introduction to curling hosted through the joint efforts of The Graduate School and RecSports!

Let's Talk *

The University Counseling Center hosts their Let's Talk series every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 258 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering.

World on Tap*

Join International Student & Scholar Affairs as they host a World on Tap gathering at Rohr's from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! All graduate students, scholars, postdocs, faculty and friends are invited to the World on Tap, a monthly social event at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be served. The first 70 attendees will receive a free $6 drink ticket. Please bring a valid photo ID. Come celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week with us!

GSU/GSN Family Friendly Dinner, Game & Craft Night

Get your crayons and your dice ready! Join the GSU/GSN, and Campus Ministry from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the University Village's Beichner Community center for a night of family, food, and fun. Dinner will be provided. You need not RSVP, but if you know you'll be joining us please let us know here:

EAP Worshop: CVs for International Graduate Students*

Join the CSLS in 301 DeBartolo Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for a thorough CV review workshop.

Come one, come all to the Men's Soccer vs. University of Michigan game! Graduate Student Life, the Athletics Department, and Center Plate welcome you to the Alumni Stadium from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Athletics will be giving out free scarves to the first 150 students. Grad Life will be giving free popcorn and travel coffee mugs to the first 100 grad students. Go Irish, Beat Wolverines!!

Michael Martone Reading*

The English Department and Creative Writing Program invite you to attend a reading by Michael Martone of his recent works at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 8

Free Flu Shots*

University Health Services is offering Free Flu Vaccines from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Stepan Center. 

Dissertation Fellowship Workshop I*

The Grants and Fellowships Office is hosting a dissertation workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in 131 DeBartolo hall. Get more information and register online.

Let's Talk*

The University Counseling Center hosts a meeting of their Let's Talk series every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 229 Coleman-Morse Center.

MSPS Open House

Join Multicultural Students Programs and Services for an Open House in 210 LaFortune Student Center from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.!

Leveraging LinkedIn #LikeABoss*

Graduate Career Services presents this workshop in 131 DeBartolo from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get more information and register online.

Fall Follies Parody Contest

Come out to screen the Fall Follies  video submissions! The Screening will be held in 502 Main Building from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Support Series (5 of 5)*

Join the Grants and Fellowships Office for the last installment of their Research Fellowship Support Series. This event will take place in the Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Get more information and register online.

Mindful Meditation*

From 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Campus Ministry will hold Mindful Meditation in 102 Coleman-Morse Center.

Bonfire, S'mores, and Cemetery Tours

Happy Fall! Have you ever wondered what relics the Holy Cross cemetery holds? Or are you really just in the mood for some marshmallows? Join Graduate Student Life and Campus Ministry on Holy Cross Hill for a bonfire, s'mores, and cemetery tours from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  (we moved the start time up a bit to avoid late evening rain)


Friday, October 9th

Flu Shots*

University Health Services is offering Free Flu Vaccines from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Stepan Center. 

Lunch & Learn: Strategies for Setting Short-Term Goals for Long-Term Writing*

Join the Writing Center from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium for some lunch hour writing advice. Please register online in advance. 

Graduate Student Mass*

Join fellow grad students in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for Graduate Student Mass. Sit and pray together at the  5:15 p.m. Mass. Friends and family are--of course--welcome!

Bible Study*

From 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Campus Ministry also sponsors a Graduate Student Ecumenical Bible Study for all interested graduate students. This event is held in 201 Coleman-Morse Center. 

Bored? Game Night!*

From 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., the Student Activities Office will provide board games, video games, and snacks in the LaFortune Ballroom. Bring your friends, play some games, and relax!


Saturday, October 10th

Coffee and Doughnuts

HAPPY GAMEDAY! Come out to the FOG and University Village Community Centers for some coffee and Rise'n Shine with Rise'n Roll baked goods between 10:00 a.m and noon!  To qualify for free gameday parking, please register your vehicle by 5:00 p.m. Thursday.


Listen to the bagpipes and trumpets, and take in all that the Notre Dame vs. Navy Gameday has to offer. Then stop by the Graduate Club concession stands and use the free food coupons given out throughout the week!