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SUNY Oswego's annual Graduate Studies Week 2023, running Nov. 6 to 10, is a week-long celebration in honor of the students, faculty, and staff who make the program.

That week, the Division of Graduate Studies will host an array of online, in-person, informative and social events.

SUNY Oswego graduate students and faculty have made the university a place to learn and grow for over 70 years. Graduate Studies Week will provide the campus community with an opportunity to learn something new, connect with fellow and future graduate students, and get the answers to common questions. 

The list of activities will include:

Monday, Nov. 6:

Noon to 2 p.m.: Ice Cream Social, Marano Campus Center Concourse  

The campus community is invited to stop by and celebrate with graduate students or to ask questions about the graduate school experience. 

Tuesday, Nov. 7: 

4 to 5:30 p.m.: “Professional Growth Workshop for Graduate Students (Virtual)”

In this interactive session, Molly Keehn and Angélica Castro will guide attendees through interactive activities and share research-backed strategies to use for extra support during the journey as a graduate student. The workshop will include topics such as setting up accountability structures, practicing self-compassion and sustaining a celebratory focus while pursuing your goals.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Syracuse Campus Event: "Let's Catch Up" -- Pizza with Dean Eichhorn

Join Dean of Graduate Studies Kristen Eichhorn and other faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse Campus for a quick slice and mingling to celebrate the student experience.

Thursday, Nov. 9

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Grad-itude Project with free coffee, Shineman Center Nucleus 

Graduate students are invited to join Eichhorn for coffee or to share their graduate experience. Gratitude can help focus on the positive aspects of your education, such as the opportunities to learn new skills, the support from mentors and peers, and the personal growth you experience. Gratitude can also help you appreciate the value of your work and the contributions you make to society. By giving gratitude, graduate students can cultivate a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment in their academic journey.

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Faculty and Staff Research Event, Penfield Library, Room 215

Penfield Library will host an informal presentation of current faculty research fundamental to the SUNY Oswego standards of excellence. 

6 to 7 p.m.: Graduate Studies Virtual Open House (Virtual)

Potential students can speak to Graduate Studies staff about application and funding options. Breakout sessions will be conducted by graduate program coordinators who can help students determine if the curriculum and program are right for them. Use this link to register for this virtual program.

Friday, Nov. 10:

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Free Veterans’ Luncheon, Battle Buddy Room, 331 Sheldon Hall

Graduate student veterans and supporters are invited to this drop-in luncheon for students, faculty and campus members. There is no set agenda, but all are welcome to meet and greet SUNY Oswego student veterans. Sponsored by the Division of Veteran and Military Services on behalf of Extended Learning.  Anybody with questions should contact

3 to 5 p.m.: Graduate Community Social, Press Box, 29 E. First St., Oswego 

Graduate students, staff and faculty are invited for appetizers to socialize and continue building relationships inside and outside their programs. Register to enter the Grad Swag Drawing. Use this link to register for the social.

For more information, visit the Graduate Studies Week 2023 website.