Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

April 5-9, 2021

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Free Stuff

Every day you have the opportunity to register for a coupon from a different local vendor during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! Registration for each giveaway opens at 8:00 AM each day. For the first 100 who register, you will receive a coupon within the next couple of days that you can use at the store. You are eligible to register for only one coupon during the week.

  • Monday, April 5Four Fat Cows ($10 coupon for the first 100 to register)
  • Tuesday, April 6UGA Golf Course donated two rounds of golf for two people. Two recipients will be randomly selected from everyone who registers by 6:00 pm on Friday, April 9.
  • Wednesday, April 71000 Faces Coffee on GAPS (drop by 1000 Faces Coffee between 7am and 6pm)
  • Thursday, April 8
  • Friday, April 9
    • Starbucks ($10 coupon for the first 100 to register)
    • Enter a Drawing to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Downtown Athens! (Registration closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 9).  One recipient will be randomly selected from everyone who registers by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 9.


Graduate & Professional Scholars & Graduate Student Association


April 10 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Memorial Hall Ballroom
*bring your own mat*


Grad Students Got Talent

We know you are an awesome researcher, strong writer, and excellent teacher. We also know that you are more than those things. We want to see what makes our graduate students wonderful and unique. How? UGA Graduate Students are invited to submit a brief video or image showing their non-academic talents.

What talents are we looking for? You tell us! Can you throw a 99 mph fastball? Are you a part of a band? What about cross stitching? Show us your coin collections, magic tricks, watercolors, etc.

Email you entries to Rachel McDaniel at by April 9. The entries will be posted to the Graduate School’s social media accounts throughout Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week. Voting will open on Saturday, April 10 and close on April 15 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced on April 16. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Downtown Athens!

Make sure you are being safe! Don’t do anything dangerous that could harm you, others, or property. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.


Three Minute Thesis

April 8 | 7:30 PM | Facebook Live: UGA Grad Studies

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Master’s and doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance. 3MT™ is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.


Kindness Campaign

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama

We are spending the month of April celebrating acts of kindness and compassion toward others and to ourselves. Please submit your stories from the past year of a time when you showed kindness or when someone showed kindness to you. This could be a fellow grad student, someone in your lab, your advisor or major professor, a supervisor, your family, anyone in your community. Give us a short explanation of the act of kindness and a photo or image that shows or symbolizes the moment. We’ll be sharing these posts all month leading up to graduation. Your submissions can be emailed to Rachel McDaniel at Those who submit an act of kindness will receive a coupon for $10 off at Jittery Joe’s!


Eat on the President’s Tab

In recognition of graduate and professional students’ contributions to UGA, President Jere Morehead invites you to enjoy one free meal in your favorite UGA dining commons between April 5 and April 9. Please sign up for your one complimentary meal by filling out this form by April 6. This offer is good for the first 2500 graduate students to register. Once you register, your free meal will be loaded to you UGA OneCard in approximately 48 hours. Use your card or 81X number to redeem your meal. You can eat at the dining hall, take your food to go, or order through GrubHub! Find the UGA dining halls and their hours here.


Graduate & Professional Scholars & Graduate Student Association

Free Nedza’s!

Be one of the first 100 to register and get a $10 coupon to use at Nedza’s April 6-9! Enjoy upgraded comfort food like doughnuts, biscuits, waffles, ice cream, and MegaCookies. Claim Your Coupon

1591 South Lumpkin Street, Suite A | Athens, GA 30606

Sunday 8:00AM-2:30PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday- Thursday 8:00AM -2:00PM
Friday- Saturday 8:00AM -9:00PM

Coffee Day at 1000 Faces Coffee

Wednesday, April 7 | 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM | 510 N Thomas St | Athens, GA 30601

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