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

    The 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 Wednesdays from 2:30pm 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 (April 3rd through June 5th)
    Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    No registration is required. Please bring your student ID.

    * There is no Coffee Social on Wed, Apr 24th due to the Stress Relief Fair that day from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    * Special Career Pathways Week Coffee Social on Wed, May 8th will be 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the XCITE Patio at the Rivera Library

  • 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, massages, therapy pets 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, April 24th, 2024
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Physics Courtyard

    Pre-registration is required in order to guarantee the catered lunch. Register here after registration opens.
    Please bring your student ID.

  • Stargazing Night

    Beehive Cluster - WikipediaGrad students, postdocs, and their families are invited to enjoy a night under the stars! During the event, we'll look at star clusters like the Beehive, Christmas Tree, and Hercules clusters! You can also learn to “star hop” to find 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, May 13th, 2024 (*IMPORTANT: Event may be moved to a different date in case of cloudy or rainy weather)
    Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location: UCR Bell Tower
  • CHASS Pop-Up

    The GSRC is bringing coffee and snacks to the CHASS Courtyard (between INTN and INTS) twice each quarter. Follow us on social media (look for UCR GradSuccess on Instagram, X, and Facebook) for dates and times. It's a time for graduate students and postdocs to mingle and enjoy some downtime. Brought to you by GradSuccess!

    Mon, April 15th; 2pm to 3pm

    Mon, May 20th; 2pm to 3pm - Sponsored by The Center for Ideas and Society (CIS)