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Upcoming Events

The Graduate Student Association and Graduate Division are working together to bring you a collection of activities this semester over Zoom.  Some of these activities include fitness classes, social mixers, writing sessions, and trivia nights.

For access to the meeting locations, check your email for updates or email us at gsa@ucmerced.edu.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule

 

September

9/15: Graduate Writing Group 

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm 

Graduate Student Association (GSA) has partnered with the Graduate Division to provide a virtual weekly writing group for the UC Merced graduate community. The Graduate Writing Group provides graduate students with writing support and accountability. Writing sessions will include an accountability check-in for students to set and share writing goals and a check-out to share what was completed during the writing time. Sessions will be divided into 25-minute writing intervals followed by a 5-minute break. Writer's will be muted and kept on camera mode to ensure everyone is working to reach their writing goal. Students who attend the writing group will have their name entered into a giveaway drawing

 

9/17: 1st Year Student Hangout 

Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm 

The 1st Year Student Hangout is an opportunity to hang out with other first-year student at UC Merced, socialize, and make new friends who are on the same path! Some of the fun activities we have planned during this hangout include virtual scavenger hunt, discussions, and many more! This week, our theme is a Zoom Scavenger Hunt.

 

9/22: Strength Core and Training

Time 9:00-10:00am

This class is a full body workout focusing on cardiovascular endurance and improving muscle tone. There is no exercise equipment is required to participate in the class. To ensure participant privacy, the instructor is the only one with permission to see who joins the fitness session. Workout modifications are provided all throughout the workout and all fitness levels are welcomed to participate! 

Sponsored By: Rec & Athletics, GSA & Graduate Division

Register at: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fEE5wrIKQjmMcdFBvGFKkA

 

9/24: Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Think you know it all? Well come prove it at Thursday's Trivia Night! Join as an individual and compete against fellow graduate students from across the campus. Trivia winners will receive a $25.00 gift card of their choosing (winners can only win once). Hope to see you there!

Sponsored By: GSA & Graduate Division

 

9/30: Graduate Writing Group

Time: 9:30 - 11am

Graduate Student Association (GSA) has partnered with the Graduate Division to provide a virtual weekly writing group for the UC Merced graduate community. The Graduate Writing Group provides graduate students with writing support and accountability. Writing sessions will include an accountability check-in for students to set and share writing goals and a check-out to share what was completed during the writing time. Sessions will be divided into 25-minute writing intervals followed by a 5-minute break. Writer's will be muted and kept on camera mode to ensure everyone is working to reach their writing goal. Students who attend the writing group will have their name entered into a giveaway drawing.

 

October

10/8: Trivia Night

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

Think you know it all? Well come prove it in Trivia. Join in as an individual and compete with fellow graduate students from across the campus. Trivia winners will receive a $25.00 gift card of their choosing (winners can only win once). Hope to see you there!  

Sponsored By: GSA & Graduate Division

 

10/13: Interpersonal Communication & Advisor/Advisee Relationships

Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm

 

10/14: International Student Hangout

Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm

"Ready to meet some new people? Come join the GSA and the International Affairs Office for a night of virtual speed friending! We will also have staff members from the International Affairs Office on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have."

 

10/15: Cardio & Strength Training

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

This class is a full body workout focusing on cardiovascular endurance and improving muscle tone. There is no exercise equipment is required to participate in the class. To ensure participant privacy, the instructor is the only one with permission to see who joins the fitness session. Workout modifications are provided all throughout the workout and all fitness levels are welcomed to participate!

 

10/20: CVs/Cover Letters

Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm

 

10/21: Graduate Writing Group

Time: TBD

 

10/22: Harvest Fest + Pumpkin Carving Contest

Time: TBD

 

10/27: 1st Year Student Hangout

Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm

The 1st Year Student Hangout is an opportunity to hang out with other first-year student at UC Merced, socialize, and make new friends who are on the same path! Some of the fun activities we have planned during this hangout include virtual scavenger hunt, Zoom scattergories, and many more! Returning students are very welcome to join!

 

10/29: Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Think you know it all? Well come prove it at Thursday's Trivia Night! Join as an individual and compete against fellow graduate students from across the campus. Trivia winners will receive a $25.00 gift card of their choosing (winners can only win once). Hope to see you there!

 

November

11/10: Graduate Writing Group

Time: Afternoon TBD

 

11/11: International Student Hangout

Time: TBD

 

11/12: Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm

 

11/17: 1st Year Student Hangout

Time: TBD

 

11/18: Yoga Training Session

Time: 9:00 - 10:00am

 

11/19: Graduate Writing Group

Time: Morning TBD

 

December

12/3: Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Think you know it all? Well come prove it at Thursday's Trivia Night! Join as an individual and compete against fellow graduate students from across the campus. Trivia winners will receive a $25.00 gift card of their choosing (winners can only win once). Hope to see you there!

 

12/8: Graduate Writing Group

Time: Afternoon TBD

 

12/10: Christmas Movie Night

Time: Afternoon TBD

 

12/11 End of Semester Event

Time: TBD