Find Community with the Grad Student Resource Center

By Nathaly Martinez |

The Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) offers a variety of events and resources to help you let go of stress, meet fellow graduate students, and develop your professional knowledge and skills. Learn more about all we offer!

Coffee Socials

Coffee Socials are back for Fall! We will host a weekly Graduate Student Coffee Social on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm (September 28th to November 30th---excluding Thanksgiving week) in the Physics Courtyard. Join us to have coffee, tea, and snacks and take a break from your studies. Meet the GradSuccess team, staff members from various campus resource units, and fellow graduate students from various programs.

[Image Description: A hot cup of coffee.]

Pictured: Coffee=Happiness. In case coffee doesn't bring you joy, we also serve tea!

A campus resource unit will join us during the Coffee Social every week to meet and mingle with graduate students. It’s a good way to learn about what resources are available for graduate students at UCR, especially if you are new on campus. See this quarter’s schedule below:

●      September 28, 2022: GradSuccess

●      October 5, 2022: Graduate Writing Center  

●      October 12, 2022: Career Center  

●      October 19, 2022: Basic Needs  

●      October 26, 2022: UTC/TADP

●      November 2, 2022: UCR Library

●      November 9, 2022: Graduate Student Association (GSA)

●      November 16, 2022: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)  

●      November 30, 2022: Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Fall Workshop

Two key skills to have for success in graduate school are goal setting and time management. The GSRC staff will give tips and suggestions for creating a time management system tailored for your life, work, and school goals.

For more information, visit this page. The Zoom link will be provided after you register.

Goal Setting & Time Management for Grad Students Workshop: Monday, October 10 | 12-1pm

Stress Relief Fair

Join us for an afternoon of relaxation with an art project, therapy dogs, tacos*, and music. *Please note: Food quantity is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

[Image Description: Golden Retriever falling asleep.]

Pictured: Stressed? Come pet some adorable therapy dogs!

For more information visit this page.

Stress Relief Fair: Tuesday, October 18 | 4-6pm

Virtual Art Night

Ready for a virtual art night? We will create a fun art activity with artist Cara Rae Joven for an instructor-led drawing session. The session is easy to follow and fun for participants of all ages (invite your family members and kids, too). Just bring some paper, pencils, and coloring tools (e.g., colored pencils, pens, crayons) and get creative.

Visit this page to register in advance, and the Zoom link will be provided.

Art Night: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 6-8 pm

[Image Description: Bob Ross holding a paint brush, standing in front of an easel, and saying "Beauty is everywhere.]

Pictured: You'll be painting like Bob Ross in no time!

To stay up to date with our graduate student programming, there are different ways to connect with us. Check the GradSuccess events calendar, visit the GradSuccess Community page, follow us on social media (InstagramFacebookTwitter), and read the R'Grad Weekly newsletter sent out every Monday morning. We hope to see you at an event soon!