Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Each spring, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of more than 3,000 graduate students at Sam Houston State University, spread out over 56 master’s programs and 8 doctoral programs by hosting programs specifically for them throughout Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Events are open to all graduate students (unless otherwise noted) free of charge. Descriptions of this year’s events are below.

NEW GSAW 2022

2022 GSAW Events

All Week

Business Cards for Bearkats
Need business cards for social networking? Click here to fill out the form. Please complete form form by Friday, April 8th.
*You must be a current SHSU graduate student*


Monday, April 4th

Brunch and Learn: Scholarships & Travel
Join us to learn more about scholarships for graduate students as well as travel scholarships.
LSC 242
11:30am-12:00pm CDT

3 Minute Thesis Finals
7:00pm-9:00pm CDT
LSC Orange Ballroom


Tuesday, April 5th

Professional Headshots
10:00am-12:45pm CDT
LSC 242

The Graduate School and PC Cinema Movie Night
6:00-9:00pm
LSC Orange Ballroom
Nacho bar and boxed candy for the first 10 students


Wednesday, April 6th

Professional Wednesday Series
Pouring From a Full Cup
12:00pm-1:00pm
Live via Zoom

Etiquette Lunch
Gain proper dining etiquette experience with Diane Gottsman of The Protocol School of Texas.
Graduate Student Only
Application is required. Spots are limited
You must submit 5-6 sentences of why this etiquette lunch would help you further your academic and professional career.
If you apply and cannot attend, please email thegraduateschool@shsu.edu ASAP.
11am-1:00pm
LSC 230

Graduate Student Awards Reception
All students who were nominated for awards will be invited to this event.
*This event is invitation only*


Thursday, April 7th

Professional Headshots
10:30am-2:30pm CDT
The Woodlands Center West Commons