Graduate Student Events (GSE)

There are several required trainings for graduate students, as well as many other opportunities to advance your academic and professional skills and network with professors and peers outside of classes. Here are some of the great trainings and events you can look forward to during your time at USU.

Upcoming Events

Student Socials

Take a break from your labs and textbooks and come join the grad school for some fun events with free food! Meet grad students from other programs, network, and make connections. All grad students are welcome, so come enjoy friends and food at a grad student social!

Social Date Time Location Registration
Ice Cream Social August 22, 2024 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Eccles Conference Center Register for Ice Cream Social
Big Blue Cookout August 27, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm David B. Haight Center Register for Big Blue Cookout
Coffee/Cocoa Mixer October 16, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm David B. Haight Center Register for Coffee/Cocoa Mixer
Alumni Night November 15, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm TSC Ballroom Register For Alumni Night
Grab & Go Bags December 4, 2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Old Main 164J Register for Grab & Go Bags

Thesis & Dissertation Information Sessions

Thesis and dissertation format information sessions are held several times during the school year for doctoral and MS/MA plan A students (plan B student papers are not reviewed by the School of Graduate Studies). These sessions provide a thorough survey of USU thesis and dissertation format requirements and guidelines, journal and other departmental format options, and tools that may be useful in the preparation of a thesis or dissertation including the publication guide.

Watch the Summer Session Recording

Please contact Erika Beckstrand at or 435-797-3741 for more information.

Graduate Training Series

The Graduate Training Series is a workshop aimed at enhancing students’ early professional skills. GrTS covers topics such as academic mentor/mentee relationships, mental health resources, finding a job outside academia, developing presentation skills, and funding your research.


Learn More About Graduate Education at USU

Are you interested in attending grad school but don't know where to start? Check out our grad school information sessions and other events to get help with the application process!

Event Date Time Location Registration Link
Grad School Information Session Aug 20, 2024 7:00 PM Old Main 117 Register Now