Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week 2013

  • Dates:
    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Monday, March 11, 2013
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Friday, March 15, 2013
    Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Time:
    All Day


Join this national celebration of highlighting the achievements of graduate students and their impact on the intellectual, social and all-encompassing development of our community. We recognize that after four long years of undergrad education, when a person picks up his or her books again to pursue the timeless tradition of Einstein, "Nobel" and Chomsky, it is not an easy path he or she chooses. We plan to highlight the achievements of the graduate and professional students’ community, and send out a big “shout out” to them.




Marina Del Rey Bicycling

Sunday, March 10th, from 10am to 3pm @ Marina Del Rey

(Daniel's Bicycle Rental-Sale at 13737 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)

The Marina Del Rey Bike Ride is filled with fun in the sun for all graduate students and families alike. Graduates will be able to cruise their bikes along 13 miles of ocean front bike paths

Overall the time requirement from the Bike Shop to Santa Monica Pier and back is 1.5 hours for 13 miles.

We will be providing lunch at Venice Beach Park.

Please fill-out the survey below to secure your spot for this totally chill event!!



7th Annual Graduate Research Fair

Monday, March 11th, from 10 am – 1 pm @ the Tutor Campus Center Room 232

The annual graduate research fair held by GPSAW is designed to highlight the fascinating graduate research going on at USC. All students will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with presenters and a panel of faculty judges will be on hand to judge the posters and award prizes. This event is open to all departments conducting graduate research

Over $300 in prizes will be distributed!
Each participant will get a prize!


Final date for registration is 03/04/2013. Sign up at


Grad Boutique


Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, from 4pm to 7pm @ the Occupational Therapy Building

(2653 S. Hoover St. Los Angeles CA 90007)

Calling All Graduate Students!

Do you need to relax and forget about the stresses of pursuing a postgraduate degree?.

Come for a massage, to learn how to breathe in peace, and breathe out stress,

or to just relax with friends, while enjoying a cup of tea, a smoothie or some healthy snacks.

Grad school is tough. You deserve a break!

For more information contact:


Open Mic Night

Wednesday, March 13th from 7pm to 9pm @ Ground Zero (UPC)

Calling all performers - musicians, comedians, poets, and variety acts - and audiences

It will be a time for hidden talents to shine on stage.

Free milkshakes will be offered to the first 30 graduate or professional students that attend.

Student groups and ensembles are encouraged to please come and showcase their talents for a night of fun.

To sign up to showcase your talent go to the link below

Boba Truck

Thursday, March 14th from 11am to 4pm @ McCarthy Quad (UPC)

Thirsty? Need some energy? Want a healthy drink?

Stop by the Boba truck and pick up a free ice cold drink

The first 250 graduate students will get 1 regular sized drink of your choice.

The Boba Truck will be open for regular sales to anyone on-campus as well!

for more information regarding the event:


Tour of the San Antonio Winery

Thursday, March 14th from 3pm to 7pm @ the San Antonio Winery

(737 Lamar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031)

Join us for a tour of the last of more than one hundred producing wineries that once lined the Los Angeles River Basin.

The San Antonio Winery consists of a popular restaurant, a comprehensive tasting room, and aninternational wine shop with hundreds of domestic and imported labels.


If attending you must use the transportation that will be provided.

To RSVP go to


Family Day Out at the Library

Saturday, March 16th, from 1pm to 3pm @ Los Angeles Central Library

(630 W 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90071)

The Graduate, Undergraduate and Family Housing (GRUF) Building Government welcomes you to an active day out at the library.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day there will be many fun activities for children to participate in like plays, arts and crafts and storybook readings.

Families will have fun interacting with one another going through this amazing journey.

Following the Library, we will walk to Lemonades and each person will receive a free beverage.

Each person is responsible for their own transportation.

Public transportation is highly recommended because parking is scarce.

Please rsvp at the link below

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In coordination with URSC, GSG, and the Chemistry Department!