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Social Events

Philosophy Meeting, September 2014

Here are descriptions of a few of our regular social events. Be sure to check the GSS Calendar for upcoming social events.

Graduate Student Coffee Hours

Take a break from studying or lab work to catch up with friends at our monthly Coffee Hour.

Finger Lakes Wine Tours

Summer and autumnal tours of the gorgeous Finger Lakes Wine Country. Tickets for a day of wine tastings, picnic lunch, and transport available to students.

SMD Orientation Picnic

Our traditional orientation week gathering for students old and new at the neighboring Genesee Valley Park.

Halloween Party

This is a chance to wear a costume (or just blend in) and socialize with others. Yes, you aren’t alone; there are others just as dedicated to their lab as you are and at 3 a.m. they don’t need costumes either! Candy, trinkets, and drink specials provided.

Ski Trip to Bristol Mountain

Transport, discounted passes and ski rentals provided for a day on the slopes of Bristol Mountain.

Zipline Canopy Tour at Bristol Mountain - NEW

A fun way to study physics and increase those epinephrine levels!

Ice Skating Social - NEW

A chance to show off your on-ice talents or cling to the boards with your colleagues. Refreshments including pizza and hot chocolate provided at the rink.

Graduate Student Game Nights - NEW

Take part in some friendly competition featuring everyone’s favorite board games.

Rochester Brewery Tour - NEW

Want to relax with your friends after Finals Week? Join us for a day of beer tastings around Rochester’s microbreweries.

Glass Blowing Lessons - NEW

A special opportunity to polish your glass blowing skills with the top international glassmaking artists and instructors at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Summer Water Sports Outing - NEW

Experience a new kind of wet lab: enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or rafting Western New York’s rivers this summer.