Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) as a way to demonstrate appreciation for graduate and professional students nationwide. This year, GSDM is celebrating GPSA Week with series of events and fun activities – just a small gesture to demonstrate our appreciation for the important contributions our students and residents make to our community every day!

Monday, April 1st

Gratitude Wall & Keychain Giveaway
11am – 1:00pm
1st floor Collaborative Space

Spread positivity, encouragement and appreciation by posting a message to your classmates and friends on our Gratitude Wall. Take a moment to share and make someone’s day a little bit brighter. Words have the power to uplift and inspire so let’s fill the wall with kindness and appreciation for each other!

Tuesday, April 2nd

Tea-rific Tuesday
9am – 2pm
Student Affairs Suite G-158

Hey there – what’s the tea? Swing by Student Affaris for a chat and a cuppa of cozy chamomile or a brain-boosting berry blend. Don’t miss out on a brew-tiful time!

Level Up With MDS & ADA (for DMD 2024/DMD AS 2024)
11:30am – 12:20pm

Massachusetts Dental Society will be holding this special lunch ‘n learn for graduating DMD and DMD AS students. RSVP required.

Professional Clothing Closet Pop-Up
12:00 – 2:00pm
L-Bldg, Room L-107

Pop by this Pop-Up to help you pop off at your next interview, networking event or meeting. The Professional Clothing Closet is a collaboration between the Center for Career Development and the Newbury Center and provides FREE professional attire for all BU students. Learn more at or make a donation here.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Bagel Breakfast (sponsored by GSDM Development and Alumni Relations)
7:30 – 9:30am
Lustbader Lounge

Fuel up before a day of classes and clinic session with some tasty morning treats, courtesy of GSDM Development and Alumni Relations.

Pregnant and Parenting Student Support Group
12:00 – 12:50pm

Take moment to find connection and community with other student parents on our campus! Student Affairs and Student Health Service is excited to offer the 2nd session of a new pilot program designed to help student parents. Join in a facilitator-led discussion about topics facing student parents today like parental guilt, managing burnout/stress/anxiety, balancing multiple responsibilities and time management.

Wellbeing Workshop: Put Your Records on – Music + Wellbeing
12:00 – 12:50pm

Many activities promote physical, intellectual and emotional wellbeing, and listening to music is a prime example. This interactive workshop will highlight how music impacts our mind and body in beneficial ways, whether to relieve stress, increase focus, or provide confidence and endurance during challenging moments.

Thursday, April 4th

Art Break: Bracelets and Brownies
11:30am – 2pm
1st floor Collaborative Space

“So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste”… some brownies! Take a moment to make beautiful friendship bracelets and enjoy a delicious brownie.

Friday, April 5th

Snack Shack and Popcorn Pop-Up!
10am – 2pm
Lustbader Lounge

Shack Shack is back – and this year we’ve added a Popcorn Pop-up! Customize your popcorn with a variety of tasty toppings, because life is too short to eat boring snacks.