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Happy Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week!
March 29 - April 3.

We love our grad students! Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

We value the contributions of graduate and professional students to the University, the community, and the world. View messages of gratitude and appreciation from senior leaders in the video below. We also hope you will take advantage of a range of activities organized by graduate and professional student leaders this week.

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week Events

Regents Listening Session

Listening Session with some incoming members of the UofM Board of Regents. Hosted by COGS. This is an awareness building opportunity for newly elected and other Regents and graduate students to engage in a conversation about the realities of graduate student life.  
3/29/2021 | 6-8 PM
Sponsored by Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Please register

Virtual Bingo

Play virtual Bingo with other professional and graduate students. It will be Marvel v DC themed! Hope to see a lot of you there!
3/31/2021 | 7 PM
Sponsored by Student Unions & Activities, Professional Student Government (PSG), Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Event Details
Please register

Virtual Trivia

Play Netflix-themed virtual trivia with other professional and graduate students! There will be prizes for the winners! Hope to see a lot of you there.
4/1/2021 | 7 PM
Sponsored by Student Unions & Activities, Professional Student Government(PSG), Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Event Details
Please register - updated link!

Yoga De-stress with COGS

COGS is hosting a destress session in partnership with Boynton Health Services. Join us on Friday, April 2nd at 10 AM to destress with yoga. Register to participate. 
4/2/2021 | 10 AM
Sponsored by Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Please register

Online Escape Room

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is hosting an online escape room event in partnership with The Hidden Hour from April 2-4 2021. Registration charges will be covered by COGS, and registration instructions and details will be sent by email on the day of the event. Watch the trailer. [Note from Grad Office:  Registration charges will be covered for UMD students, as well, so get a team together!]
Available 4/2/2021 - 4/4/2021, 1 hour game 
Sponsored by Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Please register

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GRAD Talks

Spring 2021

  • April 13 - Megan Sundstrom, Psychological Science MA Candidate

Contact the Graduate Office if you are interested in presenting (virtually). 

UMD Graduate Students in the News

From Coursework to Community Action

Student Helps UMD Attain Gold Star

ELWS Grad student presents in the LRS Research Series

Investigating Invasive Species

Forest, Forts, and Children

On-campus Resources for Graduate Students

UMD Writers' Workshop

The UMD Writers' Workshop is open to all UMD students, faculty, and staff who would like help improving their writing.

Resources for Non-native Speakers of English

The Academic Writing and Learning Center is pleased to announce study groups for all members of the UMD community who are non-native speakers of English. 

Study Groups meet Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:30p.m. in KAML 213, behind the Writers' Workshop. These study groups are free and not for credit. Participants will practice a variety of skills in a relaxed setting and become more proficient at English overall.

For any questions and to make a reservation (not required), please contact Mia O'Brien at or 726-7883.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center offers a number of different resources and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Health Services

Health Services are available right here on campus to support the physical and mental well-being of UMD students.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources promotes access on campus and coordinates academic accommodations with students who have disabilities.

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