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.
Autumnal Activities at Wickham Farms - NEW
Enjoy all the delights of fall with a venture through a corn maze, apple picking, and pumpkin carving.
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.
Graduate Student Game Nights - NEW
Take part in some friendly competition featuring everyone’s favorite board games.
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.
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.