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Graduate Student Day

Graduate Student Association and Graduate College Presents Drexel Graduate Student Day

Celebrating Drexel's Graduate & Professional Student Community

Graduate Student Day, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate College, is an annual occasion recognizing the outstanding contributions of graduate and professional students and those who serve students within the classroom, lab, community, society, and beyond.

During the celebratory event, the Graduate College recognizes high-achieving graduate and professional students with Graduate Student Excellence Awards across disciplines in mentorship, scholarship, civic engagement, service, research, and teaching assistance. A reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments then follows.

All University community members, family, friends and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Graduate Student Day 2023

In addition to the Graduate Student Excellence Awards, the 2023 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference award winners were recognized at this year's Graduate Student Day!

Thursday, June 1

Awards Ceremony
4 to 5 p.m. ET
Mitchell Auditorium, First Floor

5 to 6 p.m. ET
First Floor Lobby

Bossone Research Enterprise Center

3126 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Building 7 on the University City Campus Map

Watch the Recording [YouTube]

Questions? Contact

Awards & Winners

2023 Award Winners & Nominees

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, please contact

See the list of previous years' award winners in the left-hand menu.

View photos from past Graduate Student Day celebrations:

Accommodation Requests

Disability Resources provides equal opportunity and equal access to programs and activities for all individuals at Drexel University and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to provide reasonable accommodations. To request accommodations for this event, please contact the Disability Resources at We appreciate requests at least 72 hours in advance. Thank you!