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Graduate Student Appreciation Month

Check back soon for our April 2015 calendar!


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Thanks to all who took part in Graduate Student Appreciation Month 2014! Check back in Spring 2015 to learn about next year's programs.


You can view the full-image version of our April calendar here.

April 1st through May 31st
Special 2-month Plex membership available! Want to get that one last workout push before summer hits? Not to fear: the Plex is giving graduate students a special opportunity to pay $60 to be a member for April and May only. Visit the Membership Services office to take advantage of this opportunity. NOTE: This special is available to first-time members only!

Tuesday, April 2nd
Grad Talks will be held 4-6pm in the Murray Function Room of the Yawkey Center with a reception to follow. To learn more, visit the Grad Talks webpage.

Friday, April 4th
6 Dimensions of Wellness luncheon in the Murray House Living Room at 12:30pm. Come learn about 6 dimensions of wellness, (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and social) their importance, and how grad students can best utilize them. This will be a casual discussion over lunch! This program is sponsored by the Murray House Fellow program of the Office of Graduate Student Life. RSVP by emailing

Sunday, April 6th
Grad Student Hike - Looking for a way to take a break from the busy day-to-day stress of being a grad student living in the city? Take a trip to Mt. Greylock with the Plex and the Office of Graduate Student Life! Transportation will be provided on this free trip that leaves at about 7am and returns by 5. No hiking experience needed. Contact by Friday, April 4th at noon if you want to sign up.

Tuesday, April 8th
Charge up!  From 11am until 1pm the Plex will be in the Murray House offering information about programs and membership for graduate students (you can learn more about the special 2 month membership deal!).  And all day we will be treating graduate students to a little luxury in their daily fuel by brewing Starbucks coffee in our Murray House kitchen. Come grab a free cup of joe! The Murray House is open 9am until 8pm.

Thursday, April 10th
Easter Egg Hunt at the Murray House from 3pm to 5pm for all graduate students with spouses and their families. Easter eggs will be hidden in and around the Murray House and there will be cookies to decorate along with a little lesson on the history of Easter celebration in the US.  Sponsored by the Murray House Fellows and Office of International Students & Scholars. If you have questions, please contact

Friday, April 11th
Yoga - The Plex will offer a free yoga class to graduate students on Friday afternoon from 2:15 to 3:15. No need to pre-register; just show up, and have a good time!

Global Night, an annual event sponsored by the Graduate International Student Association and the Graduate Education Association, will be held in the Walsh Function Room. Come learn about other cultures and travel the world, getting an event passport stamped at each stop! Details TBA.

Saturday, April 12th
Grads Give Back, our annual day of community service, is co-sponsored between the GSA, LSA, and Office of Graduate Student Life. Learn more and sign up here.

Monday, April 14th-Thursday, April 17th
Bookstore discount! Graduate students get 20% off BC clothing or gifts purchased at the BC bookstore. What better time to stock up on your BC gear to wear at athletic events or around the city? Clearance and sale items do qualify for the discount, but diploma frames are not eligible. You will need to tell the cashier that you're a graduate student and will need to show your Eagle ID.

Wednesday, April 16th
Vet Night at Patron's: Veterans and active service members are invited to join the Office of Graduate Student Life for appetizers and good company at Patron's at 7:30pm. Contact with questions.

Thursday, April 24th
Grab Bags are available at the Murray House beginning at 11:30am until supplies last! These free little bags of surprise goodies are always a treat--you never know what you'll get!

Saturday, April 26th
Grad Ball will be held at the Ritz-Carlton. Ticket required! Learn more here.

Monday, April 28th
Landing Your Next Job with LinkedIn, Presentation on how as a graduate student you can leverage your professional identity online, provided by the BC Career Center. 5:00pm in Stokes S195.

Spirituality Kit Giveaway: What's in a spirituality kit?  Intimacy with God and others, a grateful heart, or work for justice?  No, but to help in your journey, we're giving away free kits with candles, journals, Jesuit prayer books, soothing tea, and more!  How?  Just stop by the Murray House on Monday, April 28, beginning at 11am.  The giveaway will continue as long as the kits last.

Wednesday, April 30th:
End of the Year BBQ on the Murray House Lawn! Come on by at 1:00 for a free lunch of delicious backwater bayou barbecue, and you'll receive giveaways and be entered in raffles for free swag from the BC Bookstore (including two $50 bookstore gift cards)! This is always a favorite event for grad students!