Grad Appreciation Week!

Grad Student Appreciation Week

Grad Student Appreciation Week occurs April 4-8, 2022

Grad Student Appreciation Week is celebrated the first week of April each year and will be observed April 4 – 8, 2022. The purpose of this week is to celebrate and emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of our graduate and professional students. Our goal is to recognize and reward their significant contributions to Georgia Tech and showcase the campus community’s appreciation through various events and promotions. Daily events throughout the week provide opportunities to engage, network, and have some fun!

This initiative, sponsored by the Graduate Resource and Information Network (GRIN), is aligned with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students’ Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week(link is external).

Units across Georgia Tech will be celebrating ALL graduate students in various ways (online and in-person) throughout the week. The week will end with the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition finals.


Monday Funday | Tech Walkway | 11am-1pm
Kick the week off with a free boxed-lunch and enjoy it on Tech Green. Play bocce, giant Jenga and grab a free Frisbee to take home. A King of Pops cart will be on site! No registration required.
Monday | April 4
Join us for the virtual trivia and social event! Sponsored by OMSCS. ALL students welcome!  Register here.
Grad Night at Mac Nease Park at Russ Chandler Stadium | USC Upstate vs. Georgia Tech | 6:00pm
Click here(link is external) to claim your ticket and a plus-one. Pregame social on third base plaza, free t-shirts and more! To request tickets for additional guests contact Christina Cupello at sends e-mail).
Wednesday | April 6
Grad SGA Picnic | Tech Green | 4-6pm
Food, fun and games! (And inflatables!).
Grateful for Grads| Tech Walkway | 11am-1pm
Come to Tech Walkway for cupcakes and FREE SWAG!
You can also participate in a Mini Mindfulness Bootcamp sponsored by the Counseling Center.  Experience the serenity of what it means to engage in life mindfully, and gain a brief introduction to mindfulness-based meditation in three fun ways: Meandering Meditation (a walking meditation); Mindful Morsels (eating mindfully); and Mindfully Meditating. Please register(link is external) for this 45-minute mindfulness experience at 11: 15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) | LeCraw Auditorium – Scheller College of Business | 5:30-7:30pm
Join us for the 7th annual 3MT, also streaming live! Audience members and remote viewers can also participate and vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. For more information visit: Three Minute Thesis (3MT®). Watch online: is external)
ALL WEEK LONG: Grad students receive 50% off ONE mobile order using the new Tech Dining App
Offer valid April 4 – May 6, 2022. Download the app: Promocode: GRADMOBO
Accepting locations: The Dive; Whistle Bistro; Cluck & Mooh; Kaldi’s; Blue Donkey (Sideways Cafe); Twisted Taco; Rising Roll
Campus partners can learn more about how to participate here.