Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) was created in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. It is a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students and to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value they have on college campuses throughout the United States.
The Office of Graduate Student Life (OGSL) works to create an annual week of lively events, programs and acknowledge the 6000+ graduate students in the community. OGSL encourages the campus to recognize the graduate students within their department, school, or college during a week in April. These efforts could include a poster in the office saying thank you, a note of appreciation, acknowledgment at a departmental meeting, an informal virtual lunch or coffee hour, or giving the student the opportunity to attend one of the virtual or remote campus events scheduled during the week.
The most up to date information about GSAW can be found on Campus Groups.