Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

April 4-8, 2022 — University of Pittsburgh Events

Graduate & Professional Student Fitness Competition

The 2022 Fitness Challenge competition (hosted by Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG), Office of the Provost – Graduate Studies, and Campus Recreation) started on March 23 and wraps up April 5.

April 4: 2022 Pitt Virtual Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Pitt Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition challenges PhD and SJD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. Three winners will receive travel grants of $500 or $1,000.

Pitt students, faculty, and staff members can vote for their favorite 3MT presentation in the People's Choices award. View the 12 3MT competitors' presentation videos and find guidelines to cast a vote for your favorite.

Join to watch the live announcement of the winners via Zoom at noon on Monday, April 4.

April 5: Pitt Grad Studies Scavenger Hunt

The Pitt Grad Studies Scavenger Hunt will take place over three days: Tuesday, April 5-Thursday, April 7. A list of clues and full instructions will be released via the Graduate Studies Twitter account (@PittGradStudies) at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5.

Additional details can be found on the Scavenger Hunt webpage. Three $100 cash prizes will be awarded to the students who accumulate the most points and correct answers!

April 5: Graduate Honors Convocation

We celebrate the Graduate Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 5. This invitation-only event celebrates the achievements of graduate and professional students who have distinguished themselves through research, service and leadership.

April 6: Coffee Wednesday

Join your fellow graduate and professional students on April 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Saxbys in Hillman Library, as well as on the first Wednesday of each month for Coffee Wednesdays. Get a free cup of coffee, courtesy of the Pitt Alumni Association. Learn more about their graduate resources. Additional information will be emailed to your Pitt account. The next event will be held May 4 at Morning Grounds in Scaife Hall.

April 7: Bagels and Coffee from the Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kenyon Bonner, the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies Amanda Godley, and the Dean of Students Carla Panzella


Because inclement weather is expected, Bagels and Coffee has been moved from the William Pitt Union driveway to the Kimbo Conference Room of the William Pitt Union (inside of the main entrance at left).

Stop by between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to meet the Graduate Studies Team and Student Affairs leadership and pick up a free coffee and bagel.

Additional Events

Visit the Graduate and Professional Student Government website for information on additional GPSG activities planned for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.