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We're Celebrating You!

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 April 4-10, 2022 

With help from the LEAD Center, Graduate Assembly, campus partners and your fellow graduate students, we’ve organized a week of virtual and in-person workshops, socials, and promotional giveaways. Join us to get connected, de-stress, and win prizes!

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

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week Events

Featured Promotions

Logo - Cal bear above Bear$ for Financial SuccessApril 1-8: Win a $20 Gift Card from Bears for Financial Success (BFFS)
Between April 1st and April 8th, the first 50 undergraduates and 50 graduate students to complete ANY course in iGrad will receive a $20 gift card of your choice.

Set up your iGrad account now if you haven’t already by visiting Complete any course in the “Courses” menu. Winners will be contacted by April 15. Questions? Email



April 4-8: Free Gift for Grad Students at the UC Botanical Garden
Visit the UC Botanical Garden between April 4-8 and bring a guest for free (no reservation required)! *Note: The garden will be closed April 5 for monthly maintenance.

Graduate students with a valid Cal 1 Card can also receive a free Illustrated Faunal Guide (while supplies last). Available at the Entrance Kiosk upon request.

Plan ahead! Take the Hill Shuttle and choose from the self-guided tours: Plants from Around the World and Contemplative Garden Tour

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April 5: Grad Student Giveaway at Cal Baseball vs. Cal Poly. Show off your Cal spirit at the Cal Baseball game vs. Cal Poly! Graduate students will be entered into a drawing for a Cal Athletics Swag Bag. Get your FREE ticket by going to and entering the promo code “CALGRAD22”.

Scan your ticket at the gate in order to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be contacted by email after the game.

Berkeley Library LogoApril 5-7: Library Totes and Swag Giveaway
Come by the North Entrance to Doe Memorial Library (map) between 12-2pm. Show your Cal 1 card and fill out a quick survey to receive a free library tote, while supplies last. Survey respondents will also be entered into a raffle – 10 lucky winners will receive a $50 Giftogram gift card (to be emailed to you within three weeks after our event). We’ll also have postcards, stickers, pencils, bookmarks and other library swag for you. Have questions about library research?  We can get you started!

Cal Athletics LogoApril 6-10: Free Gift at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
General admission tickets to the BAMPFA are free for all graduate students and a guest! The BAMPFA is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

A free gift for Graduate and Professional students can be picked up in the BAMPFA Store from 4/6 through 4/10, while supplies last.


Want to host an event?

Check out our collaborator guide and registration form or email Participating groups can receive up to $500 towards hosting their event.