UT Tyler

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

April 2 - 7, 2018

I Love Graduate Students

Join the Graduate Student Association and The Graduate School in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2018! During this week, we honor the contributions of UT Tyler’s 2800+ graduate and professional students. For more information and dates, check out the schedule below:


  • Grad School Application Fee Waiver: All current UT Tyler undergraduate students who apply for graduate school during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will get their application fee waived. Need help with the application? Stop by ADM 345 for assistance. We're here to help!
  • Grad Life Photo Contest. Post pictures of you and/or and your fellow grad students living the UT Tyler grad student life with hashtags #graduttyler and #YourProgram. The program with the most hashtags will win a prize.
  • What's your UT Tyler Story? We hear so many great stories from students about how their time at UT Tyler has changed their lives. Some people may meet their future spouse here, get their first internship, or create lasting friendships with faculty or classmates - the list goes on and on. As part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, we want to encourage you to share your UT Tyler Story with us. We will share them on Facebook, and the one with the most likes will win a prize on April 6th. Share your story here

Monday April 2: 

9-1 pm at the University Center: Grab and Go Giveaway Table! No strings. No agenda. Just free stuff for grad students. Stop by and grab some swag and snacks to start your day and help us kick off the week celebrating our Graduate and Professional Students!

10:30-12 pm at the Alumni House: Career Success Workshop I: LinkedIn Professional Workshop

12-1 pm at the University Center: Grab and Go Giveaway Table  Free Ice Cream Sandwiches for the first 100 students


Tuesday April 3:

All day: Sayonara, Swoop! Find a Stuffed Swoop Head hidden on the Tyler campus and bring it to the Graduate Admissions office (STE 345) to collect your prize.

Swoop Head

 11-2 pm at the Met Cafe: The first 100 grad students can get their lunch for only $5! Bring your ID


Wednesday April 4: 

11-2 pm  Location UC Third Floor Lounge: Dogs and dogs! Free hot dogs for lunch (from 12-1 pm for the first 100 students) and therapy dogs for fun. Come out and enjoy some time with some furry friends with lots of love to share as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.  

3:30-4:30 pm at the Fisch Pharmacy Amphitheater: Mediation Hour with Gayathri Kambhampati

7-9 pm  in the University Center Ballroom: Movie Night: Free admission and free popcorn and cotton candy for all grad students (Happy Death Day will be showing!)


Thursday April 5:

10-11:30 am at the  Alumni House: Career Success Workshop II: Resume Workshop

12-1 pm at the Patriot Zone: Bingo with great donated prizes from the community

5-8 pm at the Ornelas Activity Center: Grad School 180 - Grad School 180 is an annual research competition at The University of Texas at Tyler. It is open all UT Tyler graduate students, and challenges participants to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research and its significance in just 180 seconds, using language that can be understood by people outside the discipline. This competition helps to develop presentation, research, and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively. Participation also allows students to take pride in their work and show the community the impact UT Tyler’s graduate students are making in the local community and beyond. Competition judges will be alumni and community members.


Friday April 6:

12-2:30 pm at the Alumni House: Business Etiquette Lunch - limited to first 50 registrants who have attended both Career Service Workshops

7-9 pm DJ Night in the University Center 2nd Floor Patriot Zone: Everybody come on out to dance the night away!!! Learn a fun new dance, too :)

Saturday, April 7

9-12 pm Service Saturday: The City of Tyler and Keep Tyler Beautiful are having their annual event “Great Tyler Cleanup” on April 7th. Register here Free food and a t-shirt will be provided.

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