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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.


What's the Tea in 2023 Series 

The Graduate School will be hosting 3 zoom sessions where we will be spilling the tea on Graduate School updates, events, awards, and deadlines! There is also a chance for participants to win a door prize at each event!

Thursday, January 26th – 4PM CST, Zoom (

Thursday, February 23rd – 12PM CST, Zoom (

Thursday, March 23rd – 4PM CST, Zoom (


Virtual Spring 2023 Graduate School Fair 

    Wednesday, January 25th 11am-1pm CST 

The Graduate School, in partnership with the SDSU graduate programs, will be hosting a virtual graduate fair open to all prospective graduate students. Whether you're just weighing your options about attending graduate school or trying to find the perfect graduate program for you, plan to attend the virtual fair and speak to department representatives who can answer your questions and determine if SDSU is the right fit for you. A web link to the fair with a listing of all participating programs will be available in late December/early January. 


Master of Education Programs & Human Sciences - Developmental Sciences Forums

          Wednesday, February 8th 6:30-8:30pm CST  

          Zoom ( 


          Tuesday, March 21st 4:00pm-6:00pm CST  

          Zoom (

SDSU faculty will host one-on-one 15 minute information sessions to answer questions and talk about exiting program updates. Sign up for your timeslot using the following link -


Graduate School General Forum 

       Wednesday February 22nd 10am-11am CST 

       Zoom (

Not sure if graduate school is right for you? Join the Graduate School staff as we answer your questions about applying, admission, and acceptance into the SDSU Graduate School. 


Professional Science Master's Forum 

       Wednesday, March 1st 12pm-1pm CST 

       Zoom ( 

Have you heard of the Professional Science master's program? Want to learn more? For only 30 credits (no thesis required), students can earn both a master’s degree and at least two graduate certificates that will equip them with skills in Professional Management and one of the following STEM emphasis areas: Applied Physics, Biotechnology, Environmental Policy, Food Technology, Geographic Information Sciences, or Precision Agriculture. 


Accelerated Graduate Program Forum 

         Thursday, March 23rd 12pm-1pm CST 

         Zoom (

Interested in continuing your educational journey into graduate school? Accelerated programs allow you to utilize up to 12 credits for both your undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving you time and money! Join the Graduate School staff to learn more about accelerated programs, how to get started and when to apply.


International Graduate School Forum 

          Friday, March 24th 8:30am-9:30am CST 

          Zoom (

Are you an international student interested in starting a graduate program at SDSU? Join staff from the Graduate School and Office of International affairs as we answer all your application and admissions related questions!


English (M.A.) & Interdisciplinary Studies (M.S.) Graduate Information Forum   

             Tuesday, April 11th 6:30-7:30pm CST 

              Zoom (

 Faculty from the School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies excited to share with you about the English (M.A.) and Interdisciplinary Studies (M.S.) master's programs offered at SDSU. Faculty will be available to answer questions about each program and provide important information about applications, courses, and tuition reduction options!


Graduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (GRSCAD) and Graduate Student Recognition Event 

     Wednesday, April 26th 2-7pm CST 

Campanile and Hobo Day Gallery or zoom 

The Graduate School will be sponsoring Graduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (GRSCAD) to showcase and recognize the accomplishments of SDSU graduate students! The day will begin with a featured speaker/presentation, followed by graduate student poster presentations, culminating with the Graduate Student Recognition Event which will recognize Graduate School award recipients and students who successfully earned a Professional Development certificate. 


  • Featured speaker/presentation: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Poster show/project judging: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Graduate Recognition Event: 5:00-7:00pm

Students interested in presenting an oral and/or poster presentation should complete the event registration link no later than Friday, April 14th. 


End of the Year Ice Cream Social 

           Wednesday, May 3rd 3:30pm-4:30pm CST 

             Campanile Lawn 

Join the Graduate School staff as we celebrate the end of the 2023 academic year with ice cream and socialization on the green! This event is open to all graduate students. Graduates, feel free to bring your cap, gown, and hood for a photo op by the Campanile. Those in attendance also have a chance to win some cool door prizes! 

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.