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 each week for graduate students across campus. These are spaces where attendees can get to know other graduate students and share from their lives. Coffee socials are scheduled to be held in person at Spieth Courtyard from March 30 through June 1, 2022 (Coffee Socials are not held during finals week). Every week the Coffee Social will be sponsored by a campus partner, such as the Office of Technology PartnershipsLGBT Resource CenterVeteran's Resource Center, UCR Library, and other GradSuccess units. Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4pm to learn about services available for UCR graduate students, and have an opportunity to win a $25 gift card. 

    Dates: Every Wednesday (March 30 through June 1, 2022)
    Time: 3 – 4 pm
    Location: Spieth Courtyard

    No registration is required. 

    Note: We will be following all UCR Coronavirus safety measures for this in-person, outdoors event. Masks and social distancing are required. Graduate students will be asked to complete the wellness check survey before they can attend the Coffee Social. 

  • 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, May 12, 2022
    Time: 6 – 8 pm
    Location: Zoom (Registration is required; registrations will close two hours before the event).

    Register here