Graduate Student Life

The Graduate Student Life staff strive to build community among GradTerps, provide effective communications to resources and people, and advocate for GradTerps throughout the University of Maryland. Through our programing, Graduate Student Life aims to foster:

  • Community building: by providing opportunities for graduate students to build community and fostering conversations and collaboration across disciplines

  • Communication: by promoting existing campus services to students and helping departments share ideas on how to best serve graduate students

  • Advocacy: by growing and maintaining a graduate student presence on campus, encouraging services to be more inclusive of graduate students, and conducting regular assessments of graduate student quality of life

The Graduate Student Lounge

The Graduate Student Lounge is a space just for graduate students, located conveniently in the Stamp in room 0121 (across from the Hoff Theater Box Office)
Open Weekdays 8:30am-5pm

Free Coffee Thursdays

Every Thursday, Graduate Student Life hosts Free Coffee Thursday in the lounge! From 8:30-4pm EVERY THURSDAY, stop by the lounge to grab your daily dose of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. Help us save the environment by bringing your own cup or mug and you'll be entered into our weekly raffle for awesome GSL swag! 

Programs

Graduate Student Life provides tons of fun, free programming JUST for graduate students! Start the year off right with hundreds of your new peers at our annual school year Kickoff, act like a kid again at Craft Night, explore the DMV with Monthly Social Series, and wind down your semester at Study Break! Plus, win free housing, complete your grad bucket list, and find out which orgs are out there for grad students. Check out all Graduate Student Life has to offer at thestamp.umd.edu/graduate_student_life