Office of Graduate Affairs

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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This year’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week (a week celebration of Brandeis graduate student and professional work) will take place March 27-31, 2023 with activities and events happening across campus open to all graduate students.

Give Away: 50 Faculty Club dining tickets! 

We have 50 Faculty Club dining tickets waiting for you to enjoy! You can prsent the ticket during graduate student appreciation week to receive a complimentary meal at the Faculty Club during lunch (11:30am-2:00pm). First come first serve. Students can pick up the tickets starting from March 20 in the locations listed below (limited one per person).

OGA: Mai Dewees (Kutz 129)
GSAS: Becky Prigge (Bernstein-Marcus 016)
Heller: Marc Kiredjian (Heller School 109)
IBS: Meredith Robitaille (Sachar 121)

Note: for any group larger than six, reservation at the Faculty Club is highly recommended.
Sponsored by: The Office of Graduate Affairs

Monday, March 27

Event: Yoga in the Dance Studio (drop-in)
Time: 12-1:00pm
Location: Gosman Dance Studio
Be kind to yourself and take a break out of your busy life. This yoga class will focus on deep breaths, mindfulness and stretching. The focus will be on relaxation and gentle movements. No registration required, just show up!
Sponsored by: Athletics and the Office of Graduate Affairs

Event: Special Graduate Students Zen Zone

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Peace Room, Usdan
Be kind to yourself and take a break out of your busy day.
Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Event: “Skip the Small Talk” for graduate students (registration required)
Time: 5-7:00pm
Location: the Stein 
Want to make new friends or talk to someone from another grad school? Come to our low-key, no pressure, speeding-friending event by Skip the Small Talk. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
Sponsored by: Student Affairs and the Office of Graduate Affairs

Register Here

Tuesday, March 28

Event: Pilates in the Dance Studio (registration required)
Time: 5-6:00pm
Location: Gosman Dance Studio
This hour-long low impact class promotes body awareness using small muscle movements and helps improve flexibility and strength. Join Zoe Lazar by registering for the class here.
Sponsored by: Athletics and the Office of Graduate Affairs

register here

Wednesday, March 29 

Event: Painting and Mocktails at the International Business School (registration required)
Time: 11-2:30 pm
Location: World Court, Lemberg Academic Center
Join us for Painting & Mocktails in the World Court at the International Business School. We will provide you with a mini canvas size 5x7 and some paint. You can paint and be creative! Bring a friend or come and meet some new ones. Stop by anytime for the duration of the event.
Sponsored by: Graduate Engagement Group and International Business School

Register Here

Thursday, March 30

Event: Graduate Town Hall Meeting (drop-in)
Time:  12-2:00 pm
Location: SCC Theater 
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) will facilitate a town hall meeting for all graduate students to come together as a team, engage in open conversation, and share updates, successes, and any queries that have cropped up along the way during your time at Brandeis.
Sponsored by: Graduate Student Association and the Office of Graduate Affairs

Event: Guest Speaker event with Freada Klein: Closing the Equity Gap.
Time:12-2:00 pm
Location: Zinner Forum, Heller School
An entrepreneur and a social activist remake the future of investing and business, offering a groundbreaking "win-win" roadmap for creating wealth and addressing inequalities by investing in groundbreaking tech companies that defy assumptions from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. Join us in-person as Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein share how they’ve "done well by doing good" and how you can, too.
Sponsored by: Heller School

Event: GSA Stein Night: Open Mic night (drop in)
Time:  6-8:00 pm
Location: Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld
Sponsored by: Graduate Student Association

Friday, March 31

Event: Graduate Student Hot Pot Night Celebration! (registration required) **THE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED**
Time: 4-8:00pm
Location: Graduate Student Center @ Kutz 
Join us to celebrate our graduate student community and make some delicious Hot Pot with us! Please remember that this is a collaborative event, and we will request you bring something to add to the Hot Pot to share.
Sponsored by: The Office of Graduate Affairs

register here