Spring Bucket List for Graduate Students

On March 25, 2014 by Grad Forum

spring_bucket_list_thumbnail3As the spring term gets started, here are some ways for graduate students to get involved and take advantage of what the Upper Valley has to offer:

1. Attend Dartmouth’s first Global Health Day on April 3 from 4-8:30 pm to learn more about the student global health initiatives taking place across campus.

2.  Take part in the many activities planned for Graduate Student Appreciation Week from April 5 to 11, including the Graduate Poster Session on April 8 from 5-7:30 pm in Alumni Hall and the Advisor/Advisee Coffee, Tea and Muffin Time on April 10 from 8:30-10 am at Occom Commons.

3. Attend the first Graduate Student Musicale on Friday, April 11 from 6–8 pm at the Hop. Musicale is a compilation of musical performances by several, very talented graduate students from various departments and programs across campus. Stick around afterwards to socialize with the performers over cocktails as well.

4. Apply for a Travel Grant to attend a conference by April 11. You can download the application here.

spring_bucket_list_thumbnail55. Go stargazing with members of the Dartmouth Graduate Outing Club (DGOC) on April 11 at 6 pm. The group will hike Balch Hill and then head to the observatory. To sign up, click here.

6. Sell clothes you no longer wear and stock your closet with nearly new ones at the Norwich Women’s Club Nearly New Sale on Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4!

7. Speaking of not-new things, also visit the largest and best-known outdoor antiques show in the country at the Brimfield Antique Show!

spring_bucket_list_thumbnail48. Trek the trails, the Northern Rail Trail that is!

9. Visit the Tarbin Gardens in early May when the magnolias, spring bulbs, flowering cherries, and forsythias are in bloom.

10. Also visit The Fells Gardens and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

11. Start running in Pine Park; with an entrance near Occom Pond and another in the back of Dewey Lot, it could not be more convenient!

12. Get ready for the Graduate Student Council spring social on May 3 in the Dartmouth Outing Club House. The theme for the social is Derby Party! Check the GSC website for further details.

13. Participate in Relay for Life on May 10 from 11 am to 11 pm.  This year Dartmouth will have its own relay—a daylong event instead of an overnight event in the Maynard parking lot.  Anyone is welcome to join “The Graduate Relief Team” or start a team of their own. Visit the website.

spring_bucket_list_thumbnail614. Join a club! There are many student organizations for graduate students that are led by your peers. Check them out!

15. Please volunteer! The Upper Valley Haven has opened its doors at night as a Warming Shelter for those who need a warm place to sleep. They are looking for volunteers to work the 6 pm to midnight or the midnight to 6 am shift. Two volunteers are on duty at all times, so sign up with a friend and bring some reading and writing to get done! Contact Laura Perez to volunteer.

16. Stay in the know via the Gazetteer, the Grad Studies Facebook page, and the GSC website about events and activities being planned by the North Park Activities Coordinator, the Graduate Studies Activities Coordinator, and the many other GSC-recognized organizations on campus.


Photographs of the Life Sciences Greenhouse by Henry Paige

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