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Graduate Studies Events in 2019-2020

The Faculty/Staff Book Launch honors those faculty and staff members who have published a book in the past two years. This event recognizes the outstanding contributions CSUSB authors make to further the body of knowledge in their discipline. Our next Book Launch is scheduled for May 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Faculty Center for Excellence (PL-4005). This event is open to the campus; however, an RSVP is required

Graduate Student & Family Picnic is a great opportunity to bring your loved ones to your campus, meet some of our newly admitted graduate students, and start the year with a fun, family-friendly evening. The event will be free for entry, but you will need to purchase a parking permit. Also, this will be a great time to visit the campus bookstore and purchase/rent all of your materials needed for the fall term!

The Graduate Student Orientation is offered every September by the Office of Graduate Studies. Open to all new credential, masters, and doctoral students, the event gives an overview of the path to obtaining an advanced degree and explains university policies and procedures that pertain to graduate education. Current students and recent alumni share their insights through a graduate student panel, and the university’s many resources and opportunities are displayed at a resource fair immediately following the event. Save the date for September 14th in the SMSU Events Center. 

Graduate Education Week: During this week we will be hosting a panel of seminars, workshops, mixers, and more in order to help you get the most out of your graduate student career. In addition, we will be highlighting the work of some of our most outstanding graduate students, including our thesis award winners, our hardworking graduate assistants, as well as welcoming some graduate student alumni back to our home campus to see how their education has shaped their professional careers.

Graduate Student Mixer is designed as a networking and socialization opportunity for graduate students, in order to facilitate both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary relationships, and network with fellow students outside of the classroom arena, to discuss coursework, research opportunities, career goals, and to nurture professional academic relationships.  Our next event is scheduled for April 19th, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the SMSU FourPlex.

Three Minute Thesis is a school-wide TED talk-like competition in which CSUSB graduate students will explain a thesis or dissertation in 3 minutes or less. The Office of Graduate Studies will hold its first 3-Minute Thesis competition on Monday, May 11th, at 5:00 pm in the SMSU Theater.  Learn more at an upcoming Information Session!