Join us for Graduate Student Week

Celebrating YOU February 17-21

The Graduate School is excited to host Graduate Student Week. There is so much planned and we look forward to celebrating YOU, the Marquette University Graduate Student. The week kicks off with a welcome lunch followed by engaging sessions and closes with the Three Minute Thesis competition.

This will be a great event to connect with your fellow graduate peers and faculty, so do not miss out and reserve your spots for each event below. 

2020 Event and Session Schedule

Check the schedule of events below and be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at any or all the sessions.


Monday, February 17


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9:00-3:00 p.m.

Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, Room 316

Coffee and Donuts  

Enjoy food, fun and great conversations with fellow graduate students.  

Tuesday, February 18


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12:00-5:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Rotunda, Second Floor

Prize Wheel and Popcorn

Stop by to give the prize wheel a spin and snack on some popcorn with your fellow colleagues. 

Wednesday, February 19


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10:00-3:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Rotunda, Second Floor

Wellness Wednesday

Stop by the AMU Rotunda on the second floor and unwind with a chair massage and therapy dogs.

  • Chair Massages, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., first come first served. 

You do not want to miss the benefits a massage can provide.

  • Therapy Dogs, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Dogs have a profound relaxing effect on people. Come deflate your stress by paying a visit to our furry friends!

2:00-2:45 p.m.

AMU 252


Self-Care, Stress and Study Support: Essential Oil Wellness

Presenter: Ms. Carla Sumka

Join us as we go over effective ways to support your self-care and stress. You will learn about essential oils and how can they support you with stress and focus during your graduate school journey.

Attendees will learn how to use therapeutic grade essential oils and have an opportunity to “Make & Take” an essential oil blend that can either help with stress/ headaches or a focus blend to keep you alert and centered during your study.

Come find out what oils are effective for stress, energy, focus and sleep!


Thursday, February 20


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10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Room 157

Grant Writing and Finding Funding for Graduate Students

Are you interested in exploring potential funding for you and your work, but don't know where to start looking? And then what -- how do you even write a grant?

  • From 10:00am - 11:30am there will be a presentation of How to Write a Grant and Finding Funding.
  • For the remaining 30 minutes from 11:30am - 12:00pm, you will have the opportunity to stay and apply some of what you learned in an open format. You can explore, ask questions and begin some funding searches, with our assistance if needed. Please bring your own laptop to use.

RSVP TO THe Grant Writing EVENT

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms BC, Third Floor

Graduate Assistant Appreciation Luncheon

Join us for food, camaraderie and recognition at the Graduate Assistant Appreciation lunch. 

Graduate Assistant Appreciation Luncheon

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms BC, Third Floor

RSVP by Thursday February 13th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Career Services, Hothusen Hall, First Floor

Career Services Graduate Student Drop-in

Stop in Career Services to get your professional headshot, learn about their services for Graduate Students. RSVPs appreciated but not required.  

4:00 p.m.

Caffrey's Pub

717 N. 16th Street

Graduate Student Social

Had a long week and need to unwind?  Join fellow graduate students for some food, fun and conversation at Caffrey's Pub

No RSVP required.

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Friday, February 21


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4-5:30 p.m.

Weasler Auditorium,

Reception to follow event in Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room, Second Floor 

Three Minute Thesis Competition


Join Marquette University Graduate School for its annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Watch graduate students compete and present their research in three minutes or less using one slide and no animation. There will be an array of presentations from graduate students in various disciplines. See who will walk away with the coveted prize of $1,000.  The winner will represent Marquette University in a regional Three Minute Thesis competition at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools.

The third annual Graduate Student Teaching Excellence award winners will be announced. 

The event is free and open to Marquette and the community. Join us to see what others are saying about graduate research.

No RSVP Required.

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