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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) is a nationally recognized celebration highlighting the contributions, value, and impact of graduate students. It is a terrific opportunity to celebrate and recognize our PhD and master's students in The Graduate School (TGS)!

GSAW 2024: 10-Year Celebration!

GSAW 2024 will take place this year from Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5, with a few bonus events on Saturday, April 6. Enjoy a weeklong celebration featuring raffle giveaways, special events, and graduate student-specific programming. You can find a complete list of GSAW 2024 events, opportunities, and digital content here. Be sure to register in advance as space is limited for many of these events. 


TGS compiles a full week of in-person and virtual events each year to honor and celebrate our graduate community. With support from a wide array of campus partners, TGS provides a host of GSAW giveaways and events to facilitate professional development and promote wellness and social involvement.

Click below to view previous GSAW calendars.

GSAW 2023


Bigger and better than ever, thanks to a more involved partnership with Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA).

GSAW 2022


To accommodate the resurgence of an on-campus presence, TGS introduced digital GSAW Access Passes to keep perks within the TGS community.

GSAW 2021


This primarily virtual celebration encouraged TGS to rethink ways to honor our graduate community from a distance.