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Spring 2023 Semester Events

Grad Student Night @ the Knoxville Ice Bears

Join GSS on Saturday, February 18 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum (500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave) as the Knoxville Ice Bears take on the Fayetteville Marksmen. You will also be able to watch the famous Weiner Dog Races, where dozens of Dachshunds take to the ice and race against each other during intermission. You don’t want to miss out on this fun evening! Space will be limited, please reserve your ticket online. More information will be sent out about ticket distribution as we get closer to the event. If tickets are sold out on eventbrite, please join the waitlist. If tickets go unclaimed we will contact you on a first come first served basis.

Awards Reception

Save the Date – Monday, March 27 at 6 PM in the Student Union Ballrooms. More info coming soon!

5K Annual Fundraiser

Check back here and follow us on our social media accounts for more details!

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW)

This week is set aside each year to recognize and appreciate all Graduate and Professional Students across the country but especially at the University of Tennessee. This year, GPSAW will be held from March 27-31 and there will be a variety of professional development and fun events you are welcome to attend across campus and online. Check back here for more details!


About GSS Events

The Graduate Student Senate recognizes its duty to serve as the voice for UT graduate and professional students. Passing legislation is only one tool GSS employs to improve the lives of all graduates and professional students. The Graduate Student Senate has a long history of hosting successful, innovative events geared to both professional development and social enrichment. Events have ranged from award receptions, zoo nights, and TN Smokie baseball games to trivia nights, walks through Knoxville, workshops, and more. GSS continuously hosts events to foster social connection and re-integration among graduates and professionals as well as having a part in improving student mental health and social wellbeing.

In addition to hosting events, the Graduate Student Senate welcomes partnerships with all graduate student organizations in providing financial, logistical, and/or promotional event support.

As GSS hopes all graduate and professional students find an enriching academic and professional community within their departments, GSS also welcomes and encourages all to join the Senate, attend meetings, and/or attend events. Events provide graduate students the opportunity to meet other graduate students outside their departments in a supportive community. So come join the Graduate Student Senate and attend an event, make a new connection, and perhaps meet another scholar who will enrich your academic and professional development and future at UT.

Please reach out to our Programming and Events Chair, if you are interested in GSS working to support a group or specific event.

View previous events by checking out the GSS event archive.