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!

  • Virtual 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. During Spring 2021, all coffee socials will be held as virtual events on Zoom from March 31 through June 2, 2021.

    Every other week the Afternoon Coffee Social will be sponsored by a campus partner, such as the Graduate Student Association, Grad Parents Student Association, Women's Resource Center, and other GradSuccess units. Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4pm and Thursday from 9 to 10am on Zoom to learn about services available for UCR graduate students and have an opportunity to win a gift card. 

    Afternoon Coffee Social

    Date: Every Wednesday between March 31 through June 2, 2021
    Time: 3 – 4pm
    Location: Zoom (No need to register. Click on the link below to join the Coffee Social each week.)

    Click here to join

    Morning Coffee Social

    Date: Every Thursday between April 1 through June 3, 2021
    Time: 9 – 10am
    Location: Zoom (No need to register. Click on the link below to join the Coffee Social each week.)

    Click here to JOIN

  • Game Nights
    GradSuccess Virtual Game Nights poster

    Looking for something fun to do from a safe social distance? We've got you covered! Join your fellow grad students for an event where we will play games like trivia, pictionary, and much more! Game Nights will be hosted by GradSuccess and The Well

    Game Night #1

    Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm
    Location: Zoom (Registration is required)

    Game Night #2

    Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm
    Location: Zoom (Registration is required)

    Register here

  • Virtual 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 class! In collaboration with Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, we are organizing 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 hosted by GradSuccess and The Well and held over Zoom this Fall. Families are welcome. 

    Art Night is held under the tutelage of Cara Rae Joven. Born in Manila, Philippines, Cara is an artist 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: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    Time: 6 – 8pm
    Location: Zoom (Registration is required)

    Register here