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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 26 – 4 p.m. CST, Zoom (

Thursday, February 23 – 12 p.m. CST, Zoom (

Thursday, March 23 – 4 p.m. CST, Zoom (

Virtual Spring 2023 Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, January 25 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 8, 2023 6:30-8:30 p.m. CST

          Zoom (


          Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4-6 p.m. 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 22, 2023 10-11 a.m. 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 1, 2023 12-1 p.m. 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 23, 2023 12-1 p.m. 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 24, 2023 8:30-9:30 a.m. 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 11, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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 26, 2023 2-7 p.m. 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: 2-3 p.m.
  • Poster show/project judging: 3-5 p.m.
  • Graduate Recognition Event: 5-7 p.m.

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

End of the Year Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 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 Graduate Student Professional Development. 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.