Summer Soiree Series

Summer Soiree Series 2018

Tea Time at the Grad School
Thursday, June 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Graduate School

The Graduate School’s Solarium Gallery on the fifth floor of the Main Building is the perfect setting for an afternoon tea party! Come enjoy tea, coffee, and treats, and enter for a chance to win Tee Time at a local golf course for yourself and three guests.

FOG Cookout & Volleyball!
Thursday, June 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fischer Graduate Residences

Nothing quite says summer like cooking out on the grill. We’ll get the hamburgers and hotdogs ready, you come hungry and ready to make new friends over free food. After dinner, stay and play some volleyball  &
other games, or just relax and watch the fireflies dance!

DTSB First Fridays
Friday, July 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
CJ's Pub (map)

Every First Friday of the month is a celebration in Downtown South Bend. We’ll kick off the night together at CJs pub—Grad Life will buy the appetizers and you can cover your beverage of choice. Afterwards, take in all the sights and sounds downtown with all your grad buddies.

Thursday, July 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Smith RecSports Center

Never heard of Pound?Imagine a high-energy workout with drumsticks to pound on things! It’s fitness that truly ROCKS! Join us for a free class, and bang out all your stress. Whether you’re a gym rat, couch potato, or something in between—ALL are welcome.

Picnic & Canoeing
Wednesday, July 25, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Potato Creek State Park (map)

Come join us at Potato Creek State Park for an evening of boating, picnicking, and beach time. We'll cover your entrance fee and canoe rental and we'll grill the food; you enjoy the great outdoors with great friends! ALL graduate students, postdocs, and their guests (spouses, children, friends) are welcome. Register online now!

Here are links to the official park map and to a map marked with our event locations. All participants must complete and submit a signed Liability Waiver (and/or a Minor Liability Waiver for children attending with parents.)

DTSB First Fridays
Friday, August 3, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Studebaker Plaza, Downtown South Bend (map)

It’s First Friday again, and this time we’re heading to the monthly Latin Dance Party at Studebaker Plaza. Grad Life will pay the $5 cover for all grad students and guests wanting to learn to salsa & merengue. Learn more about South Bend Latin Dance or about First Fridays, then RSVP so we know you're coming!

River Lights Dessert Reception
Tuesday, August 14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Century Center in Downtown South Bend (map)

Join us for an evening reception concluding our Graduate Student Orientation. We'll enjoy some delicious desserts while overlooking the River Lights exhibit, and learn about all our fair city has to offer. Although this is an event for Graduate Orientation, ALL graduate students, postdocs, and their guests (spouses, friends) are welcome.  A cash bar will be available for those of legal drinking age, so please bring ID if you plan to imbibe. Free parking is available at the Century Center. Please RSVP  by August 12.


The Summer Soiree Series is hosted by the Graduate School and Graduate Student Life in partnership with the Graduate Student Union, Campus Ministry, and the Fischer O'Hara-Grace Graduate Residences.