Welcome back! Whether this is your first semester at UD or you’re about to finish your dissertation, I hope this fall semester is a productive one for your classes, your research, and your extra-curricular pursuits. Don’t kid yourself…even though your advisor might call them “procrastination activities”, we all need a change of pace to help us unwind every now and then! And The Speakeasy, located in the basement of the Wright House at 44 Kent Way, is a great place to relax for an hour and unwind. You can even bring your advisor along and use the whiteboard to talk about research.
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is an organization, sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education, which provides advocacy on behalf of and social and professional programming for graduate students at the University of Delaware. The GSG hosts a number of events throughout the year to bring students together and foster a sense of community, including the Fourth Annual Graduate Student Gala at the University Museum in Old College on the evening of October 10 and lunchtime discussions on the second Mondays of the month at noon in 210 ISE Lab throughout the semester. A complete list of activities is linked here.
Every graduate student is represented in the GSG by a senator from his/her academic program, and every graduate student is welcome to participate in all GSG meetings and events. In fact, every graduate student is already a member of GSG! I encourage you to visit one of our meetings on the second Thursdayof each month in 123 Memorial Hall, or consider getting involved with program planning or advocacy on one of the GSG committees.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can help you get involved with the GSG or if I can answer any questions or concerns you have.