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***Due to pandemic conditions, many of GSA's and Journal Club's regularly scheduled meetings and events are now taking place via Zoom or in-person under strict socially-distanced conditions. Look for emails from GSA and Journal Club for the latest information on upcoming events!


GSA sponsors several exciting events during each year. From informal evening socials to research symposiums, there are many opportunities to meet other graduate students, speak to GSA representatives, and share your work. Like us on Facebook to stay informed on the latest GSA happenings! Events are also posted on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences calendar.


Gradutate Student Research Symposium


In partnership with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, GSA hosts the Graduate Research Symposium, an annual two-day conference providing students in the Graduate School with the opportunity to present their research. Check out the Spring 2020 virtual GRS


Journal Club


Journal Club is a weekly event where Arts & Sciences graduate students give informal presentations on their research. Journal Club is a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills, engage in interdisciplinary conversations, and support your graduate student peers - all while enjoying free pizza! Follow GSA Journal Club on Facebook for information on upcoming events, or sign up to give a talk. Email with any questions.




The GSA hosts several morning and evening social events each semester (usuall three of each) that are open to all Arts and Sciences graduate students. These socials are the perfect place to meet students from other departments and programs, keep up with upcoming events around campus, or speak directly with GSA representatives. Socials are welll attended, attracting 40-60 people per event. As hubs for the Arts and Sciences graduate body, these events are instrumental in fostering a sense of community and solidarity among students.


Evening socials cycle between different bars and restaurants in Williamsburg - usually those that are close to campus for ease of access. Typical venues include Brickhouse Tavern (Scotland Street), Green Leafe Cafe (Scotland Street), and Precarious Beer Project (S Henry Street). Graduate students also occaisionally host socials. The GSA pays for food at these events while individual graduate students pay for their own beverages. They are held three times per semester starting at 6pm.   


Morning socials are held at the Graduate Commons in the Earl Gregg Swem Library from 9:30am tp 11:30am: the space is opened for graduate students to mingle over free bagels, toast, fruit, nutrition bars, coffee, tea, and various other spreads, including vegan and gluten-free options. These are held three times per semester and are themed to the season (Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.). 


Monthly Meetings


GSA's monthly meetings are open to all A&S graduate students. Look for our emails and FB posts announcing our monthly meeting dates and times. If you would like more information about meetings, or if you have an announcement to put on our monthly meeting agenda, please contact the GSA President, [[hlgruntner, Holly Gruntner]]. 


Minutes from past GSA meetings can be found here. 

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