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Graduate Student Organization Welcome Events

Several of our graduate student organizations are hosting welcome events to kick off the fall quarter. Wehope to see you there!

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) Welcome Back BBQ
Friday, September 20, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Foster Walker Lawn
1927 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Join Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) for their annual Welcome Back BBQ, where they'll connect new and returning students! They'll enjoy good BBQ and games on the Foster Walker Lawn (in front of the Foster Walker undergrad dorms) on September 20 at 5:30 PM. Feel free to bring yourself and any friends. Any and all are welcome!

Cost: Free

Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) Welcome BBQ
Saturday, September 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Centennial Park
1821 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a barbecue in Evanston's lakeside Centennial Park. Meet other graduate students while enjoying free food and fun. 

Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) Fest 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Norris South Lawn
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Meet Northwestern's graduate faction of the Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at their annual welcome event! There will be games, icebreakers, trivia with prizes, free pizza, and lots of fun. All are welcome, including friends and allies!

Cost: Free

Welcome to the Graduate Student Garden! 
Friday, September 27, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

The Courtyard of the Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Come learn about Plant-It Purple's community garden and help them harvest the last of their summer bounty! Snacks will be provided. 

Academics for Careers in Data (ACiDS) Kick-Off Meeting
Friday, September 27, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

TGS Commons
2122 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Join ACiDS for their Fall kickoff meeting to learn more about ACiDS and introduce yourself! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and we plan to keep fun going at a bar near campus afterward (bar location TBD). Learn more about ACiDS here.

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) Black Game Night
Friday, September 27, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Technological Institute, M152
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Members will come together to play games centered around the Black experience, like Hip-Hop Charades and Black Card Revoked.

Cost: Free

Keynotes A Cappella Auditions!
TBD, an evening on the week of September 30

Parkes Hall, Choir Room (Lower Level)
1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Keynotes is holding auditions for the 2019–20 academic year! They welcome all graduate students at Northwestern with any level of singing/beatboxing ability to audition. You can also visit them at the student organization fair during TGS New Student Orientation on Friday, September 20! Visit their website for full details or email for more information.

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) Welcome Breakfast in Evanston
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

The Women's Center
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

All are invited to join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for breakfast! Stop by for a bagel and coffee while meeting fellow women at Northwestern. Please RSVP here.

GWAN Welcome Breakfast in Chicago
Wednesday, October 2, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

The Women's Center Space
1400 Abbott Hall
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

All are invited to join GWAN for breakfast! Stop by for a bagel and coffee while meeting fellow women at Northwestern. Please RSVP here.

Science Policy Outreach Task Force (SPOT) Welcome Meeting
Friday, October 4, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Ryan Hall Room 4003
2190 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Meet up with the Science Policy Outreach Task Force (SPOT) to learn about their work at the intersection of science and policy. They will also discuss opportunities to get involved by engaging voters and legislators on science policy related issues. All are welcome and there will be free pizza!

Cost: Free

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) Welcome Back Fall Social
Friday, October 4, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

TGS Commons
2122 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Interested in meeting other members of the LGBTQ+ graduate student community here at Northwestern? Then join fellow graduate students at the fabulous QPGSA Welcome Back Fall Social on Friday, October 4 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in TGS Commons! The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association kicks off the school year with their biggest event of the fall quarter. Enjoy an open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, meet new people, make new friends, and learn about all of their upcoming events this quarter and throughout the year! All are welcome! Learn more about QPGSA here.

NuTango Fall quarter beginner and intermediate level Tango classes
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, starting from the second week of October

Location TBD

Join NuTango as they dance in Evanston. They will dance in the late evening sunshine and enjoy refreshments, drinks, warmer weather, and LOTS of dances! Beginner's lessons will take place from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, followed by intermediate lessons from 8:00 - 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free for students

WISER (Women in Science & Engineering Research) Fall Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 10, 5:00 - 7:00pm

TGS Commons
2122 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Save the date for WISER's annual fall welcome reception, which welcomes new female-identifying graduate students in STEM to campus! New students will mingle with current students and faculty over appetizers and drinks following opening remarks by Dr. Emily Updegraff, recently appointed chief of staff for The Graduate School. Everyone is welcome, however RSVP's are encouraged

Cost: Free

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Welcome Back Social
Thursday, October 17, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

TGS Commons
2122 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Join Northwestern’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for a welcome back social. Learn more about their organization including: professional development, social, and outreach events, and play board games! Latin food will be provided. While this space is predominantly for self-identified Latinx and indigenous students, students who are interested in engaging with this community as allies are also welcome.

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