Be sure to check the GSS Calendar for upcoming social events and follow us on Facebook for reminders and photos!
Graduate Student Ice Cream Socials
Need to cool off? We've got just what you need! Bring a friend and enjoy conversation, cool treats, and casual games with fellow students.
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.
A-Gaming We Will Go: Halloween Board Game Night
Unleash your inner mad scientist and join us for pizza, candy, and board games in the haunted SMD Student Lounge.
Ski Trip to Bristol Mountain
Transport, discounted passes and ski rentals provided for a day on the slopes of Bristol Mountain.
Graduate Student Virtual Game Nights
Connect and compete with your fellow graduate students virtually! Seek out the imposters through the world of Among Us or build expansive roads and settlements in Catan.
Rochester Brewery Tour
Want to relax with your friends after Finals Week? Join us for a day of beer tastings around Rochester’s microbreweries.
Rafting at Letchworth State Park
Experience a new kind of wet lab: Enjoy a day of white water rafting on the Genesee through Letchworth Gorge.
Glass Blowing Lessons
A special opportunity to polish your glass blowing skills with the top international glassmaking artists and instructors at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Graduate Student Hockey Night
Cheer on the Rochester Amerks from the ice-level Party Deck!
Graduate Student Outing at Frontier Field
Relax and enjoy a mid-summer Red Wings game downtown.
Want to better communicate with your fellow graduate students? Join us for pizza and games while learning the basics of deaf etiquette and American Sign Language (ASL).
UR Thinkers & Drinkers
Who is Thinkers & Drinkers? We’re a bunch of UR grad students who go to bars in Rochester and start casual conversations about science. We see it as a celebration of the playful openness and humility that drive our research work. We like to ask questions and aim to use listening to build trust in the scientific process and develop personal and professional science communication skills.
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