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April 1 - 5, 2024

Established in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week aims to recognize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students. This national event has grown each year to include hundreds of institutions. At the University of MIssouri, the Graduate School collaborates with campus partners to organize a week-long celebration dedicated to our 6,000+ graduate and professional students, who greatly enrich the MU’s environment for research and learning.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Share your GRADitude!

Join us in celebrating graduate and professional students by recognizing a student with #MizzouGRADitude! Simply fill out the form below to share a personalized message of celebration, recognition, or encouragement. We’ll send your message as a virtual postcard to the recipient, and a few select messages will be featured on our social media channels for the week!

Submit a Graditude here.

CliftonStrengths Giveaway

Enter Our Raffle to Win a Free CliftonStrengths Assessment! The CliftonStrengths assessment is a 30-minute personality test that provides valuable insights into your strengths, helping you leverage them for academic, social, and career success. Winners will receive a complimentary assessment (valued at $15), personalized reports and guides, and the opportunity for a one-on-one session with a graduate career coach to discuss their results. Enter the raffle by registering for the giveaway via MU Engage by Friday, April 5. (Please note: This raffle is exclusive to currently enrolled graduate and professional students.)

Register via MU Engage.

Graduate Student Writing Accountability Group

111F Townsend Hall (Grad Hub), 5 – 8 p.m.

Writing Accountability Groups provide a supportive environment for graduate writers to share goals, work quietly on their projects, and report progress or set future goals within a session.

Register via MU Engage.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Format Your Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Zoom, 5 – 7 p.m.

Join our collaborative event between the Writing Center and the MU Graduate School to learn how to format your Thesis or Dissertation according to the MU Graduate School’s guidelines, including announcements, a formatting demonstration, and Q&A session.

Register via MU Engage.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Donuts with the Dean

Jesse Hall 2nd Floor Rotunda, 9 – 10 a.m.

Join us for an opportunity to say hello to the Graduate School Deans, mingle with fellow graduate students and postdocs, and enjoy a treat! Make plans to drop in and bring a few friends! Dean Jeni Hart and Associate Dean Enid Schatz will be present, as well as other Graduate School staff. No registration necessary.

Mindfulness in Teaching Community of Practice

Teaching for Learning Center, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join our Community of Practice, where instructors explore incorporating mindfulness practices for themselves and their students, discussing benefits, sharing resources, and planning events like a yearly retreat, fostering reflection and support for integrating mindfulness into professional lives.

Register via libcal.

Wednesday Wonderings

220 Townsend Hall (The Bridge), 12 to 1 p.m.

A question of the week will be posted on Mondays to shape the focus of the weekly Wednesday Wonderings discussion. Bring your lunch, join via Zoom or in-person and exchange ideas on current events every Wednesday!

Register via MU Engage.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Graduate Student Resilience & Well-Being

111F Townsend (The Grad Hub), 1 p.m.

Join us for this workshop designed specifically for Graduate Students hosted by Dr. Charles Burgess from MU counseling Center! Learn how to deal with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and burnout in academia. Gain practical strategies to find balance, overcome feelings of inadequacy, and navigate the challenges of graduate studies. Don’t miss this opportunity to prioritize your mental health and cultivate a more fulfilling academic journey.

Register now at MU Engage.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Pitch Perfect Workshop

Bond Life Sciences Center Room 171, 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

*Restricted to graduate student and postdoc participants for Show Me Research Week*

Need help getting ready for your Show Me Research Week poster or oral presentation? Bring a copy of your research poster and/or presentation and practice in front of an audience of Graduate School staff and other students. Sign up for one of our sessions via MU Engage. Lunch provided.

Register via MU Engage for the session at 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

Grad Friday Focus: Career Development Workshops

111F Townsend (Grad Hub), 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us Friday, April 5, for a series of workshops hosted by graduate career coaches aimed at boosting your career success. Snacks provided! Register for sessions individually or for both on MU Engage:

  • 2:00 PM – Demystifying the Interview Process
  • 3:00 PM – Negotiating and Accepting Job Offers


Questions? Contact Dr. Heather Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Professional Development & Leadership, at