Upcoming GLC Events

Graduate Student-Alumni Fall Networking Event

Join fellow American University graduate students, graduate program alumni, family, and friends for a networking happy hour in D.C. Come reminisce with old friends and make new contacts while celebrating the success of the graduate program. The event will be held on Thursday, November 3rd 2016 from 5:30-8pm at Mission on Dupont Circle, 1606 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

There is no cost to attend this event for current graduate students. The price for alumni and guest is $10 per person. Appetizers will be provided along with 1 drink ticket (followed by a cash bar).

This event is sponsored by the American University Alumni Association, the Graduate Leadership Council and the Alumni Affinity Outreach Committee. RSVP here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1395/index1colnonav.aspx?sid=1395&gid=1&pgid=7276&cid=11407


Graduate Involvement Fair

Join your fellow AU graduate students at the inaugural Graduate Involvement Fair happening Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 3pm-6pm! Various organizations, offices and campus facilities will be on the quad in front of the Mary Graydon Center ready to share with you how they serve the AU graduate community!
Enjoy free food and entertainment as you network and learn about all of the benefits that come with being a graduate student at AU!
PLUS: Don’t miss out on winning a pair of Beats by Dre wireless headphones! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1284163311603609/

All-Grad School Happy Hour on March 25

Our March happy hour is bigger and better than ever! Come to the MadHatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave NW., for our biggest happy hour yet with grad students from SPA, SIS, CAS, and KOGOD. We have GIVEAWAYS! (Like you needed an incentive to come on Friday, smh). The first 25 people will get swag bags with goodies and gift cards:

  • Portable bluetooth speakers
  • Kindle Fire
  • Kindle paperweight
  • Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing System
  • Fitbit Flex
  • Fitbit Charge HR
  • Two Tickets to the Newseum
  • Two Tickets to Spy museum
  • Two Tickets to see “1984” (Shakespeare Theatre)
  • Two Tickets to see Phantom of the Opera (Kennedy Center)

Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/929509063783806/

Yoga with Olga 2

Take a break from studying and come to a free yoga class this Thursday at noon in Mary Graydon 112. All levels welcome, first comers welcome.

About Olga: Here is a little about me (aka the teacher): I took my first yoga class back in my home country of Russia in 2007 during my junior year in college and since then I’ve been practicing different yoga styles both in studios and on my own. I moved to DC area 1.5 years ago, and during that time I have been part of the volunteer team helping to run a DC non-profit yoga studios “Yoga District.” That’s where I took my 200-hour teachers training in the fall of 2015. Yoga has helped me deal with school related stress, be more productive and focused and I’m happy to share my knowledge and experience with fellow AU people.

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Have you been wondering what the GLC is all about? Now’s your chance to meet us!

Come meet the GLC and network with your fellow students. There will be a small reception with FREE food for graduate students in Battelle Atrium. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts on the graduate experience!

Dates and Times:
Monday, February 29th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Battelle-Tomkins Building, Main AU Campus

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It is an exciting time to live in DC with this year’s presidential election quickly approaching. The Young Alumni Association and the GLC will be throwing a bi-party-son happy hour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights on Feb.1 from 7-10 PM. Bring your Republican and Democrat friends alike, we will provide light appetizers and happy hour specials.

What is the Iowa Caucus you ask? The Iowa Caucus serves as an early indication of which candidates for president might win the nomination of their political party at that party’s national convention, and which ones could drop out for lack of support.

To register for the event go to:


See you there!

The Kogod Women in Business Club (KWIB) presents the sixth annual Red Dress Benefit Gala on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Capitale, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 7:00pm

Get your tickets here: bit.ly/RedDress2016



Massages to help with Finals Weeks

Finals are on their way but fear not, the GLC is here to help!

We will have FREE 15 minute massages:
Thurs 12/03 @ 10a-1p in MGC 245
Fri 12/04 @ Noon-3p in MGC 245
Mon 12/07 @ Noon-3p in MGC 3-4
Tues 12/08 @ 2-5p in MGC 245
Wed 12/09 @ 10a-1p in TBA

These are on a first come first serve basis – just show up to the room when you want a massage!

Snacks in the GRC
We will have coffee, tea, and snacks set out in the Graduate Resource Center (in the basement of the library) Monday Dec 7 – Wednesday Dec 9 during the day to help keep your study brain nimble!

We will be offering a FREE yoga class on Wednesday, Dec 9 at 8:15 pm in MGC 2. Please bring your own mat!

ARE YOU READY FOR FALL FEST? We definitely are! There are a couple of items we wanted to make sure everyone knew before the event:

Fall Fest will take place on Jacobs Field
Jacobs Field is located behind Bender Arena (the William I. Jacobs Complex).

The schedule of events can be viewed here http://bit.ly/AUfallfest or downloaded as a PDF here.

Food and drinks will be provided
Everyone will receive 1 drink ticket (for non-water) and food tickets. We will be catering from Chipotle, Panera, and Nando’s Peri-Peri. Vegetarian options will be available and bottled water will be provided as well.

If you plan on participating in yoga

Please bring your own mat. We will NOT have any yoga mats for people who forget them.

Plenty of Prizes!
Participants can earn point for their schools by participating in an activity (1 point) and by winning an event (3 points). Gift cards to Panera Bread, Einstein Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks will be given out to individuals, and raffles will be held for larger gift cards to various food and beverage establishments around town – the more points you get, the more entries you get!

Fall Fest T-shirts will be available
The first 50 people to bring 3 canned good items for our food drive will receive a FREE t-shirt! After that, t-shirts can be purchased for $5 (they’re awesome, we promise!).

Teams for main field sports will be assigned on the day of the event

When you arrive at registration, we will assign you to one of four teams if you are participating in flag football, kickball, and/or soccer.

Schedule of Events
We have added new events, including Twister and Belly Dancing! If you are planning on playing flag football, please arrive at 1:00pm to receive your team assignment. For those playing volleyball, kickball and soccer, please arrive at 1:30pm. A full schedule of all events can be found here. The games will be brackets style, so if you win your first game, you will go on to the next round.

Join us afterward at Tenley Gastropub!
We will be holding a social event afterwards from 6:30-9 (though you’re welcome to stay longer!). Come hang out with all your new graduate friends!

Bring a +1
Everyone will have a plus one they can bring for free! So grab a friend or family member and bring them along for the fun!

We can’t wait to see you all on Saturday!

All the best,

The Graduate Leadership Council and the WCL Student Bar Association

The Graduate Leadership Council is proud to officially announce the first annual Fall Fest and Graduate Olympic Games on Oct. 10, 2015 at Jacobs Field – Main AU Campus. This event is unprecedented because it brings not only all five schools together, but includes our friends at the Washington College of Law.  Events will include kickball, flag football, yoga, self-defense courses, volleyball, and more. Please come out and support the graduate students as an individual or a team and meet your cohort. Participants have the chance to win some great prizes which include gift cards to local restaurants and other establishments!

Registration is now open:

For more information email Victoria DeSimone at vd7962a@student.american.edu. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 10!


Graduate Leadership Council
Office: (202)885-2600


AU Graduate Leadership Council Invites You:

Welcome Back Happy Hour
Thursday, September 10
Board Room
Free Food and Drink Specials!
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