Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Each spring, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of more than 2,800 graduate students at Sam Houston State University, spread out over 56 master’s programs and 8 doctoral programs by hosting programs specifically for them throughout Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Events are open to all graduate students (unless otherwise noted) free of charge. Descriptions of this year’s events are below.

NEW Appreciation Week 2021

2020 GSAW Events

All Week

Business Cards for Bearkats
Need business cards for social networking? Click here to fill out the form. Please email form By Friday, April 10th to
*You must be a current SHSU graduate student*

Monday, April 5th

Lunch and Learn: Scholarships & Travel
Join us to learn more about scholarships for graduate students as well as travel scholarships.

Registration Required*

3 Minute Thesis Finals


Tuesday, April 6th

Professional Headshots

LSC 242

TWC Location TBD
Registration required*

Wednesday, April 7th

Drive-In Movie
In partnership with Program Council, join us for an old-fasioned Drive-In Movie! We will be screening Monsters University and provide snacks and beverages. All graduate students who register and attend the event will receive a goody bag.

Lot 5-Huntsville Campus
Gates open at 6pm

Registration will open soon.

Thursday, April 8th

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Invitation Only*