The Graduate Student Government 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. 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 Thursday of each month in 104 Gore Hall, or consider getting involved with program planning or advocacy on one of the GSG committees. Additionally, there are several unrepresented programs, which you can find out more about on our Senators page.


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 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Updated April 13th, 2018

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is seeking nominations for Senators to represent their programs, and as GSG Officers for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year. Your program Senator represents your voice in advocating for student needs, and this funnels all the way up the administration, so representation is important and we couldn’t do what we do without our dedicated Senators. All graduate students are automatically a part of the GSG, and our missions are to tackle problems face by graduate students, as well as a community for graduate students.

A hint as to what we’ve been up to so far this year (check http://sites.udel.edu/gsg/ or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/udgsg/ for more):

 – Regular cleanups and picnics at our adopted Fairfield Park in the City of Newark;

 – Held the Grad Student Tax Reform Rally in November on the Green;

 – Hosting the 8th Graduate Students’ Forum to take place April 20, and the Graduatent Student’s Gala in May;

 – Passed several resolutions, including one on the denouncing Section 1204 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;

 – Provided representation at meetings of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate, especially in both the search of the incoming Provost and the establishment of the Graduate College.


GSG Senate Election https://goo.gl/forms/33USB9ANIbdSYt873 Open between April 2nd to April 13th, 2018.

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.

David Maisson -GSG President (grad-gov@udel.edu)

Bo Tew – GSG VP, Membership

GSG Upcoming Events For Spring 2018:

April 20th, 2018 – 8th Annual Graduate Student Forum (Building Bridges: Advancing Research and Communication Across Disciplines) will take place Friday, April 20th, 2018 from 8:30am – 6:00pm in Clayton Conference Hall at the University of Delaware. Please visit the Forum’s website at http://grad.udel.edu/forum/ to register! All graduate students are welcome to submit abstracts. Just choose ‘Presenter’ on the registration form.

May 4th, 2018 – Annual Graduate Student Gala. An evening out with other graduate students. Dress is semi-formal. Details to be announced.


Past Events :

Yuletide at Winterthur, the Annual Winter Cultural Event on December 06, 2017. Hosted yearly at Winterthur, graduate students enjoyed live music while exploring the galleries at the festively decorated DuPont family estate. 

“Graduate Student Night at the Theatre” on October 06, 2017 at 7.30 PM. Performance of “The Mountaintop” by UD’s Resident Essemble Players (REP). Discount ticket price for graduate students will be $12. The performance runs 95 minutes with no intermission. There is a talkback with the actors following the performance. Further details for the event will be announced soon.

“GSG Welcome Picnic” at Fairfield Park (New London Road)  on Friday, September 08, 2017 at 6:00 PM. It will be a potluck, but GSG  will provide some food, drinks, and games. Please invite friends and family! RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/avGTKOHKxfuBmd683.