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Fall 2023 Semester Events

Orientation Mixer

We are hosting an Orientation Mixer on Tuesday, August 15 from 4pm-8pm at the Change Center (203 Harriet Tubman St.). All continuing and new graduate students are welcome to attend!

GSS Office Hours

Come out and get to know this year’s Graduate Student Senate Leadership in the GSS Office (SU 174a) and at various partner offices around campus (see the schedule in the attached image below).

Town Hall on Student Needs

Tell us your thoughts on Graduate Student Basic Needs from 5:30pm on Monday, September 25 in SU 262.

Movie Night

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free flick and some snacks on us at 7pm on Tuesday, October 3 in the SU Plaza.

UT Knoxville Homecoming

Join us as we participate in a variety of events between October 30 – November 4

End of Year Potluck

More info coming soon! Follow GSS on Instagram @utkgss for more updates.

GSS events for the fall semester displayed in the theme and colors of Taylor Swift's Eras tour poster. - Orientation Mixer 8/15 - Senate Session 1 - 8/31 - Senate Session 2 - 9/21 - Town Hall on Student Needs - 9/25 - Movie Night - 10/3 - Senate Session 4 - 10/19 - UT Homecoming - 10/30-11/4 - Senate Session 4 - 11/16 - End of Year Potluck - Dec. 2023

An event flyer that says "GSS Fall Office Hours 8/25 - GSS Office (SU 174A) 9/1 - GSS Office 9/8 - GSS Office 9/15 - Dean of Students Office 9/22 - GSS Office 9/29 - TRECS 10/8 - GSS Office 10/13 - Pride Center 10/20 - International Festival 10/27 - GSS Office 11/3 - Hodges Library 11/10 - GSS Office 11/17 - CCDAE Office 12/1 - GSS Office


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.