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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

2021 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) banner

2022 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Texas State University has a vibrant graduate community, with over 4,000 students enrolled in over 100 master’s and doctoral programs. Every year, The Graduate College celebrates this community with a week-long event: Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW), which recognizes the contributions, impact, and value of our graduate and professional students. The week is filled with a variety of free, virtual and in-person events for graduate students, including workshops, wellness activities, and other special events.

The 2022 GSAW was held Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8.

Five for a Prize

If participants attended five GSAW events throughout April 4 - 8, 2022, they automatically won a Grad College swag bag! All GSAW events, including the International Research Conference, counted toward winning the swag bag. Swag bags were mailed or picked up at The Graduate College office. 

Grad Stories

During the 2022 Graduate Student Appreciate Week, we celebrated graduate student experiences in a virtual setting by holding a social media campaign that shared and recognized impacts and achievements from graduate school: Grad Stories. You can view our graduate students' stories on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook) by searching the hashtag #txstgsaw!

We also encouraged faculty and staff to attend this year's virtual International Research Conference and Kickoff event.


Thank you to our on-campus sponsors: Bobcat Bounty, Campus Recreation, Common Experience, Counseling Center, Graduate House of Representatives, George's, School of Family and Consumer Sciences' Nutrition and Foods Program, and University Libraries.

We would also like to thank the City of San Marcos - Mayor's Office for having proclaimed Graduate Student Appreciation Week.


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  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

  Texas State is a tobacco-free campus.