Graduate Student Newsletter

October 2021

It's spooky season, Graduate Students! We hope you are getting settled into the new school year. This year, we will be hosting in-person and virtual social events, helpful workshops, and valuable opportunities for professional development!

Read about our scary haunted house event, leadership opportunities, and more below.

Join Us If You Dare For a Night That's Sure to Scare!

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The Werewolves Will Howl, The Vampires Will Bite, the Witches Will Brew On Halloween Night! Join Us for A Halloween Spooktacular At Bennett's Curse Haunted House!

The GSO invites you to a spine-chilling night with us at Bennett's Curse Haunted House!

Join us there on Friday, October 22 at 7:00pm.

We will be giving away these cool GSO gloves while supplies last at this event!
For more details, visit our GSO events site at

Sleep 101

An online course called Sleep 101 is now available for all Loyola community members through Moodle! This 45-minute, non-credit bearing course is an opportunity to think about how to establish healthy sleep habits.

Wind Down Wednesday Meditation Sessions

On Wednesday, October 13th, and bi-weekly through December 8th, come to a drop-in meditation session on Zoom from 3:00 - 3:30 EST. No experience or registration is required.

Leadership Opportunities!

Graduate students are notorious for juggling multiple responsibilities and roles. However, we will post opportunities for leadership and involvement here for you to consider!:

  • Graduate Representative, Loyola Conference: Represent graduate students among senior leadership at the university.

  • Graduate Representative, Committee on Institutional Effectiveness: Charged with steering University accreditation efforts and reporting on the effectiveness of the University.

  • Graduate Student Organization Programming Board: Join us in planning graduate student events!

Meetings of these committees are offered virtually. For more information on these opportunities, contact Mark Lee at

A Graduate Planner is Waiting for You

Do you ever wish you had campus maps, parking info, and information on graduate student services all in one place? If so, you are in luck! The Graduate Student Planner and Handbook has plenty of valuable information and is available for pickup.

You can find them in the student lounges at the Columbia and Timonium Graduate Centers, or in the Graduate Commons at the Evergreen campus (bottom floor of Fernandez Center). An online version of the 176-page planner can also be found here.

“The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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All Loyola graduate students are automatically members of the GSO. Please feel free to reach out to us via email or Facebook.