March 27- April 1, 2021
Graduate Students - We Appreciate You!
In 1993, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students established Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) as a mechanism to support and appreciate graduate and professional students, emphasizing the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.
The Graduate School joins universities around the nation in this celebration by hosting the Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. All graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this year's events.
GSAW 2021 Schedule
"Say It in 6" Competition
Say It In 6 is a competition that challenges you to tell your story in a creative and succinct way. Based on the “six word memoirs” concept, Say It In 6 invites you to use only six words and one visual aid to tell a story — about your” Creative Research,” your “Louisiana Research,” or your “Radical Research.” Find out more and submit your entry here. Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 31st. Entries will be displayed as they come in on the Grad School’s Facebook page. We’ll announce the winners (and do a “People’s Choice” vote) on Thursday.
Graduate Student Research Paper Competition
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, the competition will feature competitions (and monetary prizes!) for papers authored by grad students from all disciplines. All graduate students must submit their papers by Monday, March 29th with winners announced at the end of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Submit your entry here.
Most Loved Grad Program
Post a photo on social media that tells us you're a grad student without saying you're a grad student using #ULGradLove to earn points for your program. Remember to make your post public and tag us!
Saturday, March 27, 2021:
Location: Cajun Village
Monday, March 29, 2021:
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Streaming live via Zoom
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: LITE Center, Streaming live via Zoom
Tuesday, March 30, 2021:
Could your online profile use an update? Stop in at Martin Hall to get a photo taken by a professional photographer. Consider joining us for our LinkedIn workshop later that evening as well.
Location: Third Floor of Martin Hall, main atrium
Location: Remote via Zoom
Register here for the zoom link
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021:
Location: In the circular driveway in front of Martin Hall.
Thursday, April 1, 2021:
Outdoor Grad Social & Masters Candidacy Mug Pickup
New master’s candidates are invited to come and pick up their mugs on Thursday as well, and everyone is invited to stop by for pizza and a special outdoor GSAW craft project! You can choose either drive-through service by swinging by Martin Hall, or park nearby and meet us at the quad for a picnic.
Date: April 1st
Location: Outside at the Quad
Click here to register
Most Loved Grad Program
Many thanks to our Sponsors, Hosts, and Collaborators! GSAW would not be possible without you!
- The Graduate School
- The Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
- The Office of Career Services
- The Office for Campus Diversity
- University faculty and staff who volunteer to facilitate a workshop or serve as a judge for the research showcase