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.
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.
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).
Pre-Doctoral Student Night at Radio Social
Exchange the white coats for some bowling shoes during a game night with SMD students