Through its programs, the GSG provides opportunities for graduate students that promote academic excellence, enhance the student community and also provide leadership and service opportunities to all graduate students.

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Some of our signature events are described below. Apart from these the GSG organizes Professional development workshops in collaboration with the various organizations on campus, social events such as the Thanksgiving Dinner, Trivia Night, Soccer Tournament and many more enjoyable events that bring the graduate student community closer.

Signature Programs

GSG Charity Spring Ball

The GSG Charity Spring Ball was introduced in 2018 to celebrate graduate students’ achievements throughout the academic year and promote the values of diversity and inclusiveness. A formal black-tie event, with a different theme every year, the charity ball features musical entertainment, speakers, a three-course meal and the presentation of the GSG Excellence awards. Proceeds from the ball go to different charities as decided by the General Assembly.

Introduced in 2019, the Grad Student Orientation and Welcome serves to welcome all incoming graduate students to the University of Cincinnati and help them get familiarized with various resources that UC has to offer. The event features an Information Session with various resources from around campus, a Welcome Reception and a Networking session with food and refreshments.

Thanksgiving Dinner

The GSG hosts its annual traditional Thanksgiving dinner during Thanksgiving week bringing together graduate students across UC. Graduate students experience the history and traditions behind Thanksgiving and enjoy a delicious meal whilst sharing their Thanksgiving traditions and socializing with other students, faculty and administrators. 

Halloween Party

One of the most popular events organized by GSG, the Halloween party serves to provide a cheerful event for Graduate students to socialize and interact with the rest of the community. Graduate Students dressed in a wide variety of costumes along with their families enjoy a buffet, participate in a costume contest, experience a photobooth and participate in a raffle!

Grad Cafe

A social mixer event where Graduate students have the opportunity to socialize with their fellow graduate students, enjoy some breakfast and learn about campus resources at every meeting. Guest speakers from different places at UC are invited to interact with Graduate students.