GSA Calendar & Events

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As each of the following events approaches GSA will update our Facebook page with more specific information regarding dates, times, locations, and RSVP lists.

Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation is hosted by the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association and provides a general introduction to the University, services, and life as a Baylor graduate student. Breakout sessions are provided on varioius topics, such as "living in Waco" and "students with families." The morning is concluded with a President's Reception, where Dr. David Garland addresses and mingles with all incoming students.

Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Every year GSA hosts the Three-Minute Thesis Competition. This interdisciplinary contest challenges graduate students to present the content and significance of their research projects in just three minutes using language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Cash prizes are offered to the first, second, and third place winners.

Annual Tailgate

Every year, GSA hosts a tailgate during the fall football season for graduate students and their families. We come together for fellowship, bbq and to cheer on the Bears.

Graduate Student Days at the Farmers Market

Early in the Fall and Spring semesters, GSA partners with the City of Waco to host special Graduate Student Days at the local farmers market. Students receive tokens to spend at the market, and also benefit from special discounts offered by a variety of vendors.

Graduate Program Director Appreciation Picnic

In the spring, GSA hosts a picnic for all graduate students and their program directors. The picnic honors the hard work of our Graduate Program Directors and allows students to express their appreciation.

Intramurals Teams

GSA attempts to have students signed up for intramural teams in every sport for both men's and women's categories. Many of our teams have been successful in previous years, even winning their divisions! To do this we need any graduate student or group of graduate students who is interested in playing on a team to contact our intramural coordinator for 2015-2016:

Jeff Forsse, Doctoral Candidate, Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.

Grads on the Water

In the summer GSA hosts Grads on the Water, a family-oriented event held on the banks of the Brazos River. We provide free kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats for one evening, plus other fun perks like music and lawn games. This event is an especially popular way for incoming students to connect with the broader Baylor and Waco communities.