Published: March 31, 2019

Join faculty, staff and students in celebrating national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, which recognizes graduate students’ many contributions to the university’s community and academic excellence. Graduate Student Appreciation Week offers a variety of free events, workshops and services to CU Boulder graduate students.

Graduate School procession during commencementMonday, April 1

Workshop: Writing your dissertation, searching for a job

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. UMC 247
Join the Setting Priorities and Time Management in Writing Your Dissertation and Searching for a Job workshop to learn techniques and tips when writing your dissertation and searching for a job.

Cookies, Coffee and Creating Your Vision

 Noon to 2 p.m.  C4C S350
Come enjoy coffee and cookies while making your own vision board to keep you motivated throughout graduate school! New Student and Family Programs staff will be there to help guide you while also answering questions about how the office can support you throughout your time in graduate school.

Tuesday, April 2

Workshop: Writing statements for your academic job search

 11 a.m. to noon  C4C S350
Job letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, diversity statement…what information goes where? How do you use these documents to craft a consistent, qualified and appealing portrait of yourself as a candidate? Join Cat Wilson from Career Services to find out!

UGGS Coffee Hour

11 a.m. to noon ATLAS, Pekoe Sip House
Get $3 off any beverage or pastry. Contact with questions.

Health Hut: Networks of Support

 Noon to 3 p.m. UMC Fountain
Learn about support resources on campus like Health PromotionOffice of Victims Assistance and Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

Funny, spooky, poignant and completely true science stories

4–5 p.m. CASE Auditorium
Come hear The New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean speak about his books, his ideas for them, challenges faced by authors and his career path. Reception to follow. Please RSVP to

Wednesday, April 3

Graduate Student Appreciation Breakfast

8:30–10 a.m.  Museum of Natural History, BioLounge
Join other graduate students and meet Graduate School staff at this special breakfast that's celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Graduate Student Coffee Hour with CSI

9–11 a.m.  UMC 330
Swing by for some coffee or tea and see all that the Center for Student Involvement has to offer graduate students, and leave with some fun giveaways!

Conduct, Conflict & Classrooms: Resources for Managing Conflict in Academic Settings

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  C4C S485
Stop by this Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution open house to learn resources about managing conflict within your classroom. Grad students will get tips on what to do with concerning students, learn about honor code reporting and leave with some swag.

Thursday, April 4

Free coffee for graduate students

7 a.m. to midnight  Norlin Library, Laughing Goat
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  SEEC Café (first floor)

Mention “grad appreciation” for your free cup of coffee.

LinkedIn headshots for graduate students

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  C4C S440
Stop by Career Services to refresh your LinkedIn photo. They'll provide a professional photographer; you provide your winning smile!

Lunch with Leadership

Noon   Koenig Alumni Center
Join the Dean of the Graduate School Leslie Reynolds and the Dean of Students Sandy Jones for lunch. RSVP for this lunch by April 2.

Free bowling, billiards and more

3–5 p.m.  The Connection
Grad students: Stop by The Connection for free bowling, billiards, karaoke, video games and pizza. 

Friday, April 5

Getting Started Writing Accountability Seminar

10–11 a.m.  CASE W311
Join other graduate students in this weekly writing seminar to help you set goals and maintain good writing habits, while fostering relationships with peers across disciplines. Welcome to all new participants. RSVP to Coffee and cookies to be served. 

UGGS Social

5:30–8:30 p.m.  Rayback Collective, Lounge
Food from specified food trucks will be provided first come, first served. Student ID required. Contact with questions.