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.
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
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).