Fall Stress Relief Fair



One of the most challenging aspects of being a graduate student is juggling numerous responsibilities, such as classes, research, and teaching, while still taking the time for self-care and building a supportive community; but, don't worry! We are here to help you. 

The Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) serves to support graduate students' mental, emotional, and physical health by organizing social, community-building, and stress-relieving events for all graduate students throughout the year. See below to see different types of community-building events we organize. To make sure you don't miss these events, check out the GradSuccess events calendar and read the R'Grad Weekly emails sent out every Monday morning by our Director, Hillary Jenks.  

Community-Building Events

Here is an overview of the different community-building events that the GSRC organizes throughout the quarter. Click on the event you want to know more about!

  • Coffee Socials

    GSRC hosts Graduate Student Coffee Socials every week for graduate students across campus. These are spaces where attendees can get to know other graduate students while enjoying free snacks and drinks. For Winter 2023, Coffee socials are scheduled to be held in person in the Physics Courtyard from January 11th through March 15th, 2023. Every week the Coffee Social will be sponsored by a campus partner who will share a little bit about what they offer the graduate student community. Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4pm to learn about services available for UCR graduate students, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow graduate students! 

    A blue clothed table with snacks and coffee cans on top.

    Dates: Every Wednesday (January 11 through March 15, 2023)
    Time: 3 – 4 pm
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    No registration is required. 

    Note: We will be following all UCR Coronavirus safety measures for this in-person, outdoors event.

  • Stress Relief Fair
    Graduate Students lined up to get food during Stress Relief Fair.

    Grad Students, get your stress relief on! This Winter, Stress Relief Fair returns with free food, games, and the chance to relax and take it easy for two hours. There will be great food and activities designed to reduce your stress levels and help get you through the Fall. This event is organized in collaboration with The Well.

    Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Time: 4:00m-6:00pm
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    No registration is required.

  • Art Night
    Artist Cara Rae Joven looks at the camera, behind her there is a small glimpse of a sofa and a framed picture on a wall.

    Draw your (he)art out with an instructor-led drawing session! We are teaming with the artist, Cara Rae Joven, for an instructor-led drawing session. You don't need to be a professional artist or have art materials; just bring some paper, pencils, and whatever other coloring devices you have laying around (e.g., color pencils, pens, crayons) and get in on this action. The Art Night will be held over Zoom. Families are welcome.

    Cara was born in Manila, Philippines, currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her practice comprises sculpture, video performance and writing. The work engages questions about her hybrid cultural identity, feminism and her connection with the landscape. She received a BA in Art History from UCLA, a BFA from Art Center College of Design and is a 2020 graduate of UCR’s MFA Visual Art program. You can visit Cara's website to learn more.

    Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
    Time: 6 – 8 pm
    Location: Zoom (Registration is required; registrations will close two hours before the event).

    Registration has not opened for this event yet.