School of Graduate Studies

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

March 21-27, 2021

SCSU’s Graduate Students are appreciated members of the St. Cloud State community every day, but we can't help but celebrate you in a special way this week! Come enjoy freebies, food, and fun with other grad students as the whole SCSU campus honors YOU! The School of Graduate Studies will feature plenty of exceptional events just for Appreciation Week and will highlight campus events and resources accessible to graduate students throughout the year.

*Events are Graduate Student specific. 

All Week Events

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Grab and Go Giveaways* - Stop by the School of Graduate Studies and pick up a free SCSU t-shirt, a coffee and cookie coupon, and other goodies to kick off GSAW!! While supplies lasts.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Coffee and Cookie* - Redeem your coffee and cookie voucher at the Coffee Corner in Atwood. (Monday-Thursday 8 AM-1 PM). While supplies lasts.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Daily Drawings* - We are giving away free stuff! Enter once a day here!

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Virtual Scavenger Hunt* - This virtual scavenger hunt will have you guessing photos and searching for information. We will post a photo or clue, you guess the location or answer! Watch our Facebook page for photos! Twenty photos will be posted throughout the week. At the end of the week submit your list. All entries will be entered for a grand prize drawing.

3-5 p.m. | Plymouth Grab and Go Giveaways* - Stop by St. Cloud State at Plymouth and pick up a free SCSU t-shirt and other goodies to kick off GSAW!! While supplies lasts. March 22-25, 3-5 p.m. and March 27, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

 

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Graduate Student Events

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2021

4-5 p.m. | Culminating Project Workshop* - Do you need some virtual face-to-face accountability to keep committed to finishing your thesis or dissertation? This workshop will focus on the requirements for formatting and uploading your paper to the repository. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021

12-12:30 p.m. | Kick-off GSAW* - Join us virtually with Dean Claudia Tomany as we kick off Graduate Student Appreciation Week in celebration of YOU!! Learn about all the exciting in person and virtual events happening this week. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual Pet Café / Q&A Session* - Have a pet that loves to be on camera or love to see other peoples' pets on Zoom? Now is your chance. Meet other graduate students and their pets, chat with the Graduate Dean Claudia Tomany and connect. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021

9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Table in Atwood and Headshots* - Stop by the School of Graduate Studies table in Atwood to learn about graduate programs and resources available to graduate students. While you are there, get your headshot updated for FREE! Learn more on Huskies Connect.

6-7:30 p.m. | Game Night* - Join us for an evening of virtual bingo games! We will be giving away some AWESOME PRIZES! RSVP on Huskies Connect

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021

9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Table in Atwood and Headshots* - Stop by the School of Graduate Studies table in Atwood to learn about graduate programs and resources available to graduate students. While you are there, get your headshot updated for FREE! Learn more on Huskies Connect.

6-7 p.m. | Miter and Sword: Fighting Norman Bishops and Clergy SCSU Distinguished Thesis Award Presentation Join Timothy Martin, M.A. 2018, for a presentation of his thesis research. Learn more on Huskies Connect.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021

5-7 p.m. | Bowling and Billiards* - Join us for a night of bowling and billiards. On your way out, grab a boxed dinner to go. Students may bring up to 1 guest for free and register when swiped in. Protect the Pack: Masks and green health assessment screens will be required to enter. Registration for this event is required. Space is limited. RSVP on Huskies Connect

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021

2-4 p.m. | Matinee Movie and Snacks* - Join us for an afternoon movie The Croods: A New Age at Atwood. Enjoy a light snack on us. Registration for this event is required. Space is limited. The Croods: A New Age, Students may bring up to 1 guest for free and register when swiped in. Protect the Pack: Masks and green health assessment screens will be required to enter. RSVP on Huskies Connect

Campus Events with a Grad Life Vibe

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021

10-10:30 a.m. | Finding your Calm - Tips for Coping with Stress and Anxiety: This group is a weekly 30 minute Zoom series providing an opportunity to manage stress and anxiety through guided relaxation exercises, mindfulness practice, self-care strategies, and daily affirmations. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

2-4 p.m. | Film Screening - “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.” Join us in the - SCSU Miller Center Auditorium for screening of this film. Learn more on Huskies Connect.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021

12:30-3:30 p.m. | Huskies Food Pantry Fundraiser - Show your Husky Pride and help our Huskies who use the food pantry service. Purchase a long-sleeved t-shirt ($15), a double-layer cooling mask with adjustable ear and nose-piece ($7), and/or a sturdy grocery tote ($5). Get all 3 items and save $2! All 3 for $25. Stop by the Atwood Main Center Lounge to get your today! Learn more on Huskies Connect

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021

12-3 p.m. | Huskies Job & Internship Fair This virtual job and internship fair features organizations with summer and fall opportunities for students and alumni. All one-on-one sessions and group sessions will be joined through the fair within Handshake. Learn more about the fair on Huskies Connect.

4-5 p.m. | Education Across Borders: International Students on Education in Their Home Countries - Fulbright scholars from the St Cloud State University Educational Administration and Leadership program present on education system in their home countries. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

6-6:45 p.m. | Campus Rec Workout - Has your hectic schedule thrown you off of your fitness goals? Are you looking for motivation and a routine? Push your limits with plyometric drills, strength, power, resistance and core moves. Improve overall fitness, agility, and athleticism in this upbeat class. Progression and modifications given for each exercise! Limited In-person in Studio A or Join on Zoom Meeting ID: 995 9566 2920 | Passcode: bootcamp. Learn more information about other classes options available.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021

9-10 a.m. | LinkedIn Training - Rock your profile. Do you have a LinkedIn Account? Want to learn how to set your account up? How about tips to catch the attention of potential employers? Join the Microsoft Team as they walk you through the ins and outs of LinkedIn, whether you're a beginner or have had your account for years! The training will be hosted virtually as a Microsoft Teams Live Event. RSVP on Huskies Connect.

10-10:30 a.m. | Finding your Calm - Tips for Coping with Stress and Anxiety: This group is a weekly 30 minute Zoom series providing an opportunity to manage stress and anxiety through guided relaxation exercises, mindfulness practice, self-care strategies, and daily affirmations. RSVP on Huskies Connect

12:30-3:30 p.m. | Huskies Food Pantry Fundraiser - Show your Husky Pride and help our Huskies who use the food pantry service. Purchase a long-sleeved t-shirt ($15), a double-layer cooling mask with adjustable ear and nose-piece ($7), and/or a sturdy grocery tote ($5). Get all 3 items and save $2! All 3 for $25. Stop by the Atwood Main Center Lounge to get your today! Learn more on Huskies Connect

 

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Virtual Activities and Things to Do

Take a Virtual Tour

Looking to explore faraway places from your home?  Check out these virtual tours.

The Louvre: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en

Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-of-modern-and-contemporary-art-korea?hl=en

Van Gogh Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

Museum of the America Revolution: https://museumvirtualtour.org/

Google Arts & Culture Virtual Tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

 

Explore the outdoors and beyond, from national parks to the surface of Mars!

Ellis Island: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm

Yellowstone National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Great Wall of China: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Mars on the Curiosity Rover: https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

 

Watch Animal Web Cams

San Diego Zoo: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Atlanta’s Zoo Panda Cam: https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Georgia Aquarium: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

Ouwehand Park Polar Bears: https://explore.org/livecams/polar-bears/polar-bear-ouwehand-twin-cubs-cam-2

Kitten Academy: https://kitten.academy/live-stream/

ZooMiami Meerkat Cam https://www.zoomiami.org/animals#item=429890

Wolf Conservation Center https://nywolf.org/meet-our-wolves/webcams/

Graduate Student Resources

We're here to help you get started and finish a graduate program at St. Cloud State University.

Alongside an exciting academic experience, you'll find our on-campus and online orientation sessions and our Graduate Student Handbook will help you navigate your graduate school journey.

We offer help with finances through graduate assistantships, work experience programs and financial aid.

Our student life guide will help you and your family, if they have joined you, connect to activities and resources on campus and in the community.

We help you begin the work of developing a career and a plan for professional development.

And we guide you along the path to completing your graduate program.

Graduate Research Retreat

Information and Inspiration for graduate student and faculty researchers. Held annually in Fall.