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Graduate School Events

Campanile in the Fall

This year at a glance

The SDSU Graduate School coordinates a variety of events throughout the year for faculty, staff and students to gain and share information and resources. For more information about any of the events listed below, contact SDSU Graduate School at 605-688-4181 or email.


Welcome Back Grad Jacks: Ice Cream Social

     Friday, August 26, 2022 3:30-5:00pm CST

Sylvan Green (on the East side of the Campanile)

The SDSU Graduate School is excited to welcome all graduate students, new and returning, to SDSU for the 2022-2023 academic year! Stop by Sylvan Green for some SDSU ice cream and conversation with Graduate School staff and other graduate students. A door prize will be given away to one lucky attendee! This event is open to ALL graduate students.


Graduate School: Desserts & Dialogue – Professional Development Program

     Tuesday, September 20th 12-1pm CST

Lewis and Clark Room – Student Union OR zoom (

Join the Graduate School staff to learn more about the Graduate School’s newly revamped Professional Development Certificate. Bring a lunch, and we will provide dessert!


Graduate School Orientation 

Available via D2L 

Orientation will be available via D2L and accessible to all graduate students. The orientation will cover the basics of graduate school, current policies and procedures that impact students and professional development opportunities as well as highlighting other campus resources. Orientation is not required, but will be accessible all year for students to access. 

Professional Development Program

For more information about the professional development program or earning the professional development certificate visit the Graduate Student Professional Development page. Recordings and/presentations from events highlighted below will be placed on D2L. If you would like to receive credit for attending a workshop not listed below, please contact the Graduate School for accommodations. Students not completing the professional development certificate are welcome at any of the following events. Events denoted with an asterisk (*) are sponsored by the Graduate School.

Additional workshops will be added as schedules become available.

If there are workshops or events you have attended that are not listed here but you feel would be relevant to the Professional Development Program, please contact the Graduate School about the possibility of getting credit for attending.