In recognition of the important contributions, impact, and value of our 11,000+ academic and professional graduate students at UC Berkeley, we are pleased to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week November 16-20, 2020. 

Thank you for your bold vision, passionate curiosity, and resolute dedication to teaching, research and service!

Featured Events

Alumni Spotlight: Representation and the Importance of Storytelling in Media

Monday, November 16, 3 – 4 p.m. PT

Join us for a moderated conversation with Boikanyo “Bo” Tefu (M.Journalism, ’20) as she discusses her experience as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar and the importance of representation and storytelling in media. Register here


Meditation and Mindfulness Strategies for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Wednesday, November 18, 12-1 p.m. PT

This workshop is intended to address how mindfulness and meditation can help in reducing stress, enhance learning and creativity as well as contributing to being more resilient. Register here


Why Am I Here? A Questionable Talk by Lego Grad Student

Wednesday, November 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. PT

Whether you care to openly admit it or not, grad school has probably felt like a sledgehammer repeatedly slamming into your face and soul. Spend an hour (followed by Q&A) with Lego Grad Student as he attempts to explain why this is a perfectly normal – but not inevitable – feeling, and offers painfully learned advice on how you can manage it. Register here.

Couldn’t make it? Watch the recording (Zoom log-in required)! The recording will be available until December 1, 2020.

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This event is cosponsored by GradFest and Night Out / Night Off for Graduate Students of Color.

Alumni Spotlight: Self Care Practices in the Digital Age

Thursday, November 19, 12- 1 p.m. PT

Join us for a moderated conversation with Berkeley School of Law alumna Pearle Nwaezeigwe (LLM, 2019) as we discuss self-care practices in the age of social media and career opportunities in the growing field of tech policies. Register here


Calendar of Events