2019 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week celebrates all the work the University of Florida's graduate student body does teaching, researching, and serving. Throughout the week, graduate students will participate in numerous events such as workshops, socials, Graduate Student Research Day, and the GSAW Ball. 

CONTESTS

Design the 2019 GSAW T-Shirt -  The winner of our GSAW 2019 T-Shirt contest has been chosen. Congratulations to Bruno Gargantini, Masters Candidate in Business Administration! See below for the winning design or Click Here

Graduate Life Photo Contest - Capture and share your graduate school experience by posting a video or image to the official UF GSAW Instagram (UF_gsaw) with #UFGSAW19. Enter for a chance to win a prize.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 31

Tailgate & Baseball Game ( UF vs. Alabama), sponsored by the UF Athletic Association (Baseball) 

  • Tailgate Time: 12 noon
  • Game Time: 1:00 p.m. 
  • LOCATION: Alfred A. Mckethan Stadium
  • REGISTER: Click Here - (registration limit, 200 guests. If you don't register you may still attend the event!)
  • Please remember to bring your Gator 1 ID!

Monday, April 1

GSAW Kick-Off Stations Around Campus 

  • TIME: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • LOCATION(S) - Click here for Campus Map
    • Retiz Union (Hosted by the Graduate School)
    • College of Journalism
    • College of Education  
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Plaza of the Americas) 
    • Corry Village (Hosted by Graduate Student Housing)
    • International Center (The Hub)
    • College of Law

Free Professional Headshots, offered by Gator Career Closet  

  • TIME: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ( by appointment ONLY)
  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Career Connections Center ( ground level)   

Edward A. Bouchet Symposium: Think Big Diversity, Hosted by The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives 

WELLNESS STATIONS

GatorWell

GatorWell will host its wellness station the entire week of GSAW! The station will provide graduate students a chance to relax and free their minds with essential oils, coloring, origami, buddha boards for drawing, and the gratitude wall! 

  • DATE: Monday - Friday 
  • TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100)

RecSports

CORE - Free Workshop: How to Build Tarp Shelters

Visit CORE any time during scheduled business hours and show your graduate student Gator 1 ID to pick up a 10% off gear rental coupon.

  • TIME: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: CORE Building Southwest Rec Center 

Gardening for Wellness

Join us for a bit of sunshine and farming! The activities will depend on the needs of the farm at the time and could include planting, weeding, mulching, trellising, or any of a wide variety of tasks. No prior knowledge is necessary - we're excited to teach you all you need to know! Remember to wear closed-toed shoes and sun protection!

  • DATE: Monday
  • TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon 
  • LOCATION: Student Gardens (near the bat houses)
  • For directions, please click here.

Tuesday, April 2

Graduate Student Research Day, hosted by the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development (OGAP)

  • TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Free Professional Headshots, offered by Gator Career Closet  

  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Career Connections Center (ground level)
  • TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 noon 

WELLNESS STATIONS

GatorWell

GatorWell will host its wellness station the entire week of GSAW! The station will provide graduate students a chance to relax and free their minds with essential oils, coloring, origami, buddha boards for drawing, and the gratitude wall! 

  • DATE: Monday - Friday 
  • TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100)

YOGA- provided by Searchlight Yoga

Please remember to bring your yoga mat! 

  • TIME: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Bryan Hall 232
  • REGISTER: Click Here ( registration limit, 75 guests)

Gardening for Wellness

Join us for a bit of sunshine and farming! The activities will depend on the needs of the farm at the time and could include planting, weeding, mulching, trellising, or any of a wide variety of tasks. No prior knowledge is necessary - we're excited to teach you all you need to know! Remember to wear closed-toed shoes and sun protection!

  • DATE: Tuesday
  • TIME: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Student Gardens (near the bat houses) 
  • For directions, please click here.

Wednesday, April 3

Global Education Day

Dating and Making Friends

  • TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Reitz Union Chamber Room

Panel Discussion of Graduate Student and International Student Needs at UF

  • TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Chamber Room

Avoiding Scams and Other Common Legal Issues 

  • TIME: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Chamber Room

Home Sweet Home ( Issues and preparation of returning to home country)

  • TIME: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Chamber Room

Opportunities for International Engagement

  • TIME: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Turlington Hall L007

Wednesday Wind-Down, Hosted by SACNAS & LOGRAS

WELLNESS STATIONS

GatorWell

GatorWell will host its wellness station the entire week of GSAW! The station will provide graduate students a chance to relax and free their minds with essential oils, coloring, origami, buddha boards for drawing, and the gratitude wall! 

  • DATE: Monday - Friday 
  • TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100)

RecSports

Nutrition Services - Free 10-minute nutrition consults with a registered dietitian! First come, first served! 

  • DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd 
  • TIME: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Southwest Rec Center 

FREE Massage Therapy 

Chair Massages at Southwest Rec Lobby or outside hallway in front of the Training Center.

Show your Gator 1 ID and hop in the chair with one of the RecSports licensed massage therapists!

  • DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd 
  • TIME: 12 noon - 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Southwest Rec Center 

Thursday, April 4

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!  

  • TIME: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Grinter Hall 
  • REGISTER: Click Here (registration limit, 200 guests)

Free Professional Headshots, offered by Gator Career Closet  

  • LOCATION: Reitz Union Career Connections Center (ground level)
  • TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 noon 

NERD Night, Hosted by MAGS   

  • TIME: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Cypress & Grove 
  • REGISTER: Click Here
  • REGISTRATION: To submit an abstract to give a Nerd Nite talk (deadline is March 20th, 2019), please click here.

WELLNESS STATIONS

GatorWell

GatorWell will host its wellness station the entire week of GSAW! The station will provide graduate students a chance to relax and free their minds with essential oils, coloring, origami, buddha boards for drawing, and the gratitude wall! 

  • DATE: Monday - Friday 
  • TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100)

RecSports

Nutrition Services - Free 10-minute nutrition consults with a registered dietitian! First come, first served! 

  • DATE: Thursday, April 4th  
  • TIME: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100) 

CORE - Free Workshop: How to Build Tarp Shelters

Visit CORE any time during scheduled business hours and show your graduate student Gator 1 ID to pick up a 10% off gear rental coupon.

  • Date: Thursday, April 4th 
  • TIME: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • LOCATION: CORE Building Southwest Rec Center 

Small Group Training

Free Flying Yoga small group training class (tentative)

  • DATE: 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Southwest Rec Center 

Friday, April 5

A Night in the Spotlight Ball 2, Sponsored by Graduate Student Council, The Graduate School, and Mayors' Council 

  • LOCATION: The Cade Museum 
  • TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • REGISTER: Click Here   (registration limit 400 guests)

WELLNESS STATIONS

GatorWell

GatorWell will host its wellness station the entire week of GSAW! The station will provide graduate students a chance to relax and free their minds with essential oils, coloring, origami, buddha boards for drawing, and the gratitude wall! 

  • DATE: Monday - Friday 
  • TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GatorWell Main Office (Reitz Union Suite 1100)