Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week 2022

April 4-8, 2022

For Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week, we want to recognize the outstanding achievements of MSU students throughout one of the most academically challenging times in recent history. We have watched as you persevered through remote classwork, repeated lockdowns, and numerous other obstacles, and we could not be more proud of your dedication nor more grateful for your patience.

The return to campus, approaching spring, and the transition to a new, better normal are all reasons to celebrate, and we’re happy to be holding in-person events to celebrate. It’s our hope that you’re able to join us for some of these events and, more importantly, that you can find time to relax, recuperate, and spend time recharging with friends and family.

Our sincere thanks,

Pero G. Dagbovie

Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dean of the Graduate School (Designee)

Eric Torng
Responsible Administrator and Associate Dean
The Graduate School


2022 GPSAW Events

Cookies from the President

In celebration of Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week, President Stanley, Provost Woodruff, and Senior Associate Provost Jeitschko will be visiting campus locations to meet and mingle with graduate students.

Join them for cookies, giveaways, and more at the following times and locations. These events are first come, first-serve. Register using the links below.

  • April 4 – Provost Woodruff
    • 110 Chittenden Hall, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Maximum of 60 attendees
    • Register here
  • April 5 – Senior Associate Provost Jeitschko
    • C-9 Owen Hall, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Maximum of 30 attendees
    • Register here
  • April 6 – President Stanley
    • 1425 Biomedical & Physical Sciences, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Maximum of 65 attendees
    • Register here

Thank A Grad Student

As of 4/15/22, the Thank a Grad Student form is closed for the year. Thank you to all those who have submitted a shout-out, and thank you to all the amazing graduate students who participated in Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week 2022!

Submit a thank you note to recognize the amazing graduate and professional students in your life. Each student thanked through this form will be entered in a drawing for a wellness kit to be mailed to them from The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Life & Wellness. Students who give permission will also have their thank you notes posted to our 2022 recognition page.

Chair Massages

Location: Chittenden Hall Commons (basement area)

Date: Thursday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Take time to relax and recharge with free chair massages! The event will be held Thursday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Chittenden Hall in The Commons. Snacks will be provided. Please click on this link to reserve a spot. We will also be taking walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. 

Professional Head Shots and Resume Bootcamp

Location: 113 Student Services Building (Across the street from the Broad Art Museum)

Date: Friday, April 8 from noon to 3 p.m.

Stop by to give your career profile a boost!

With our partners in the Career Services Network have a photo setup and professional photographer ready to take a professional headshot, get feedback on your resume or cover letter, or have a chat about career goals, job search strategies, and anything else career-related that's on your mind.

Swag and snacks to grab on your way out. No appointment needed. Be sure to bring your phone so the photographer can send you home with a headshot you can use immediately!

Trivia Contest

Location: 110 Chittenden Hall

Date: Friday, April 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us to round out the week with a fun game of trivia. Trivia topics will range from history and geography all the way to sports, music, and television. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners.

Events from the Council of Graduate Students

For a list of COGS events, visit: