Graduate Student Appreciation Week to be held April 1-5

In 1993, three students, Tony Rosati (Georgetown University), Gina Pearson (American University) & Anne Holt (Florida State University), all activists within NAGPS, wanted to find a way to physically manifest support and appreciation of the contributions, impact and value of graduate students. Their effort led to a cooperative initiative called National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week.


App State is proud to support our graduate & professional students and all the wonderful contributions they bring to our wider communities!


2024 Grad Student Appreciation Week

April 1st - April 5th


We encourage students, faculty, and staff - both on campus and online - to come up with their own ways to celebrate App State graduate and professional students. Whether it's coffee and snacks breaks with your program, faculty and student lunch celebrations, donuts with the Dean, Zoom social hours, or media campaigns - a little goes a long way in building community and celebrating grad & professional student contributions!


Events & Campaigns

All Week
Expressions of appreciation from Deans, Program Directors, and Faculty


Monday, April 1st
Join the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Ashley Colquitt, and other College Deans for donuts and refreshments to kick of National Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

8:00am - 10:00am in the Library, Room 421

1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Leon Levine Grad Student Lounge


Tuesday, April 2nd
2023-2024 Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies Award Ceremony


Wednesday, April 3rd
Painting with Pride: An Expressive Art Event with the Counseling Center & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

3:00pm - 5:00pm 

Location: Reich College of Education Rotunda (first floor, main lobby)


Thursday, April 4th

April's LGBTQ+ & Allies Grad Student "1st Thursday" Meeting - PRIDE Edition

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Howard's Knob Patio, PSU 3rd Floor

Prior to the 1st Thursday event, swing by the Henderson Springs LGBTQ+ Center for a "Grad Student Takeover" - starting at 3:00pm.


Friday, April 5th
DEI Connect - Celebration of graduate & professional student research

Cratis D. Williams' 113th Birthday Celebration!
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lost Province, Boone, NC

Published: Mar 11, 2024 2:22pm