Graduate Student Day - Friday April 10, 2015

Graduate Student Day — an annual celebration, competition, and award ceremony — is the University of South Carolina’s most comprehensive showcase of graduate scholarly and creative work. Sponsored by The Graduate School and held each spring, the event provides students an opportunity to present their work to the university and the larger community.

The day is divided into two parts: morning competitions and an afternoon awards ceremony. Competition categories are:

  • Research Oral Presentation
  • Research Poster Presentation
  • Creative Performance and Display
  • 3-Minute Thesis/Dissertation Speech

The awards ceremony features Graduate Student Day competition winners, as well the announcement of numerous other graduate student awards.


All current graduate students from all disciplines are eligible to participate in Graduate Student Day. Space in the competition is limited, however, and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.

Students wishing to compete in Graduate Student Day are asked to upload proposals and submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to the Graduate Management System (GMS) by noon Monday, March 2nd. Proposals and abstracts are ranked by Graduate Directors. Graduate Directors will have until 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 11th to review and rank proposals from their respective departments.

Graduate Student Day 2014

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Graduate Student Day 2013

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If you have questions about Graduate Student Day, please contact Wright Culpepper at or 803-777-2477.