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Graduate Events

Throughout the school year, the Graduate School hosts a variety of events, academic and recreational, to provide students with opportunities to network, present their research, and grow as a Grad Bengal. 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition held every fall. The competition challenges students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 

Research Symposium

Held every spring, the Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines and degree levels to present their in-progress or completed research in an oral or poster format for a chance to win $1,000!


Late Nights with the GS

A monthly event at rotating locations that allows students, alumni, faculty, and community members to network and learn from each other. 

New Student Orientation (GNSO) 

Graduate New Student Orientation is our welcome event to our newest Grad Bengals. You will have the opportunity to meet fellow grad students, participate in workshops, and learn about how to best succeed in graduate school. 


Summer Nights with the GS

Our monthly Late Nights event ... but in the summer! We often collaborate with other summer activities, like Concert on the Quad. 

Make Sure to Pick Up Your Grad Swag Tag!

Attend three events each semester, two late nights and 3MT or GRS, and be entered into a drawing to win some amazing swag prizes.A picture of the Graduate School event punch card