Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week - April 5 - 9

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

This spring Duquesne University joins the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students in celebrating the contributions, impact and value of our graduate and professional students bring to our community. The Graduate Council, GPSC and units across campus have collaborated to offer a variety of opportunities the week of April 5-9.

Thank you, students, for your excellence in scholarship and teaching, your collegiality and your creativity. We're so grateful you are part of Duquesne University!

Follow GPSC's Instagram and Twitter and like our Facebook to win prizes and stay updated on activities! Check back for continued updates & daily contests!

All Week

Discounts at Barnes and Noble
50% off a cafe item; 50% off lowest ticketed price on clearance items.  

Recreation Services
Daily opportunities to promote your wellbeing

Food Pantry donations accepted
8:30-4:30 | Union 309

Center for Teaching Excellence
All graduate students with teaching roles and responsibilities can enter the CTE Giveaway for a chance to win some great prizes.

Monday, April 5

Daily Raffle
What's your favorite thing about Duquesne? Post a comment on GPSC's Instagram, Twitter or Facebook  and enter to win some Duquesne gear!

Tuesday, April 6

Daily Raffle
Duquesne Graduate and Professional students are all over the world. Tell us on GPSC's Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages where you are as you pursue your degree. You can win a $50 Amazon digital gift card!

Noon - 2:00 pm
Drop by the Gumberg Library Patio for your free Duquesne Grad Student T-Shirt (Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement & the GPSC)

Plus, receive a Gumberg Loves Grad Students Goody Bag

Wednesday, April 7

Daily Raffle
Visit GPSC on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and give a shout out to a Duquesne teacher who has made a positive impact on you. We'll select winners at random and send you and the teacher you mention Starbucks gift cards!

Thursday, April 8

Evidence to Tell your Story and Promote Yourself | 10 - 11 a.m.


A poster from the Graduate Scholarship Research Symposium has been downloaded more than 10,000 times — the student who produced it may not even know! Gumberg Library can help you discover who is using your work, what role you can play in sharing your own scholarship and, most of all, how that can help your career. In this session, you will learn about how Duquesne's in-house metrics can supply a custom dashboard for use in promoting your research and other strategies that can help lead others to your work.

Gumberg Library Curriculum Center - Not Just for Teachers


Do you currently work with children in a professional setting? Are you a teacher, therapist, counselor, tutor or parent? Join us for a 30-minute session on the Maureen Sullivan Curriculum Center in the Gumberg Library to learn more about what we have to offer you as both a current student and as an alumni of Duquesne University.

Daily Raffle
Show some school pride. Visit GPSC on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and identify your school of study at Duquesne. We'll draw winners from the school with the most posts and send some sweet treats!

Friday, April 9

Free Head Shots | Admin 311 | By appointment
Thanks to generous donations from the Center for Career Development, Pre-Med and Health Professions Program, and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, graduate and professional students can receive a professional headshot free of charge. Photography sessions are by appointment. Space is limited. A registration link was emailed to students on 3/29/2021.

Daily Raffle
Use GPSC's Instagram, Twitter or Facebook feeds to share some ideas for a bigger and better Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week next year. What kind of events, services or activities would you like to see next year? We'll randomly select a winner for a $100 Amazon gift card!

GPSC Game Night 7-9 pm


Come unwind and join us for a casual evening of online games, such as Settlers of Catan, Drawful and Jackbox!

Feel free to drop by or leave any time!

Saturday, April 10

Mega Grad Collab 


Come network with graduate and professional students from Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University! There will be breakout rooms, games like human bingo with prizes, as well as appreciation videos from Pittsburgh community leaders!

GPSC Executive Committee

  • President - Jake Kim
  • Secretary - Vivian Ferris
  • PR/Events Manager - Ashley Brown
  • Faculty Advisor - Tracie Ballock