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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) is celebrated during the first week of April and will be observed April 5-9, 2021. This week encourages everyone to celebrate the important roles that graduate students play in the UNC campus community. All offices and organizations at UNC are encouraged to do something memorable for graduate students to show their appreciation during this special week. Student appreciation ideas from UNC

Due to COVID event restrictions, GSA activities for Graduate Student Appreciation Week are limited:

GSAW nominations
Outstanding Graduate Student Nominations
Monday–Friday, April 5–9

The UNC campus community wants to know who its outstanding graduate students are. UNC faculty and staff members can nominate outstanding UNC graduate students (no limit) for their contribution(s) to the workplace, campus community, academia, society, etc. One nominee will be selected each day of Graduate Student Appreciation Week and will be awarded a gift (max value $100) suggested by the nominating party. The nominating party for each winning grad student will also receive a prize from the GSA. Nominations accepted until Friday, April 9, 12 p.m. MST. The earlier someone is nominated, the more chances they have of winning a prize. Please forward the nomination form link to UNC faculty and staff members:

Driving Range Day (Golf)
Wednesday, April 7
3–6 p.m.
Boomerang Links Driving Range (map)
Join the GSA for an afternoon at the driving range. All UNC graduate students (partners and children too) are welcome to attend. Golf balls provided by the GSA and a few loaner clubs will be available (with club sanitizer). Graduate faculty and staff are invited too! UNC COVID-19 event guidelines in effect. No registration required; just show up when you can!

See what other institutions have done for their graduate students

UNC Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

Photos from GSAW 2019:

  • SpikeBall Challenge @ Gunter Field
  • Wheelchair Basketball @ Campus Rec
  • Archery Tag @ Campus Rec
  • Free Professional Headshots by University Relations
  • Therapy Dogs @ Michener Library
  • Yoga on the Lawn @ Gunter Green
  • Free Group Fitness Classes @ Campus Rec
  • GSA Social @ Highbrau Taphouse