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Appreciation Week

appreciation week

The Graduate School organizes a week of activities each spring to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that graduate students make to Duke. The activities aim to show our appreciation by giving students access to tools for professional and personal development and opportunities to socialize and network. The festivities are part of the student appreciation week sponsored by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.

Thank-You Notes

Members of the Duke community express thanks to graduate students for their many vital contributions that make Duke a stronger university and a better place. See all the thank-you notes at


2021 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Schedule

In alignment with the university's guidance, the opportunities below are offered virtually unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, March 21

4:00 pm Duke Chapel Organ Recital

Monday, March 22

12:00-12:50 pm Guided Meditation, DuWell*

3:00-4:00 pm Get Your Groove! A Movement Experience to Release Your Tension (pre-registration required)

Anytime Duke Rec & PE Bingo

TUesday, March 23

12:00-1:00 pm Managing Finances in Graduate School (pre-registration required)

6:30-7:30 pm Trivia Night (pre-registration required)

Wednesday, March 24

10:00-11:00 am Your Confident LinkedIn Profile (pre-registration required)

12:00-12:50 pm Guided Meditation, DuWell*

5:30-6:30 pm Position, Power, and Property: Racial Economic Inequality in the United States (pre-registration required)

9:30 pm-12:30 am Jazz @ the Mary Lou (drop-in)

Thursday, March 25

12:00-12:50 pm Guided Meditation, DuWell* (Led by a graduate student)

12:00-3:00 pm Nasher Museum of Art Self-Guided Tour (drop-in hours for Duke students, faculty and staff; no appointment necessary)

1:00-2:30 pm Developing the Language of Transferable Skills for Humanities (pre-registration required)

5:00-6:00 pm Virtual Milestone Recognition Ceremony (by invitation)

6:00-7:00 pm Tea Tasting Ceremony with CommuniTEA, DuWell

Friday, March 26

4:00-6:00 pm 2021 GRADx Talks (pre-registration required)

*Additional DuWell meditation sessions are available Monday from 7:00-7:50 pm and Tuesday/Thursday from 4:00-4:50 pm.