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Graduate Student Day

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Celebrating Drexel's Graduate Student Community

Graduate Student Day, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Student Life and the Graduate College is an annual occasion recognizing the outstanding contributions of graduate students and their faculty and professional staff mentors to the mission of the University especially within the classroom, lab, community and beyond.

During the celebratory event, the Graduate College recognizes high-achieving graduate students with Graduate Student Excellence Awards across disciplines in mentorship (sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research), service (sponsored by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement), research and teaching. Likewise, the GSA honors outstanding graduate student leaders, student organizations, and faculty and professional staff mentors with awards. A reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments then follows.

Graduate Student Day 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and campus closure, Graduate Student Day 2020 will likely take place virtually. More information coming soon.

Award recipients will be notified in advance and invited to participate.

We invite all Drexel students, postdocs, alumni, faculty, professional staff and guests of the University to join us in celebrating our graduate students' achievements!

Watch the 2019 Ceremony [YouTube]

Click here to see the 2019 Award Winners!

Awards & Winners

Visit the Graduate Student Excellence Awards page for award descriptions and nomination information. If you have any questions about Graduate Student Day or the Graduate Student Excellence Awards, contact

View photos from past Graduate Student Day celebrations:

Accommodation Requests

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or We greatly appreciate 72 hours of advance notice for these requests.

Other questions? Contact