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, Dr. Dawn Loyola.  

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. Each week the Coffee Social is sponsored by a campus partner who shares about the resources they offer the graduate student community. Join us in person every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm to learn about UCR campus resources and to meet and have conversations with fellow graduate students! 

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

    Dates: Every Wednesday (October 4th through December 7th, 2023)
    Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    No registration is required. 

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

    Grad Students, get your stress relief on! Each quarter (and summer, too) our 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 rest of the quarter. This event is organized in collaboration with The Well.

    Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    No registration is required.

  • Stargazing Night
    Jupiter and Saturn juxtaposed

    Grad students, postdocs, and their families are invited to see Jupiter and Saturn! During the event, you can also learn to “star hop” to find other objects in the night sky. There will be light refreshments and an art table for children. Bring a camping chair, and bring a jacket, too, as it will likely be quite chilly in the evening! 

    Date: Monday, November 13th, 2023 (date will change if event is canceled due to cloudy skies or inclement weather)
    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: UCR Bell Tower