Graduate Student Engagement

Make the most of your USF experience and get involved! Connect with other graduate students and the broader USF community through organizations, events, programs, and more. From leadership development sessions to career development workshops, the options for enhancing your experience as a USF graduate student are abundant. 

Throughout the semester, you will receive the Green & Gold Connect newsletter which highlights upcoming events and opportunities. Meanwhile, explore the opportunities and events below.

Graduate Student Meet & Greet

Connect with graduate students from all programs at this welcome reception hosted by the Graduate Student Senate, in partnership with Student Leadership and Engagement and Graduate Enrollment Services. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and light refreshments!

Sunday, August 27, 2023
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Privett Plaza

Registration has closed for Fall 2023.

Introduction to CliftonStrengths

Take Gallup’s CliftonStrengths Assessment and explore your Top 5 Strengths. This introductory workshop will allow you to explore your unique talents, learn about the talents of others, and identify how to apply your talents toward your educational, career, and personal goals. The assessment and workshop are offered to USF graduate students free of charge, thanks to AGSUSF funding support. Pre-registration is required.

See session dates and register

Graduate Student Senate

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) exists to represent, lead, and unify the Associated Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF), to achieve the betterment of the students in their professional and social interests, and to promote the coordination of activities and events for the graduate student population. You can get involved with GSS by attending the monthly meetings, joining a committee, or seeking an elected position. Also check out our opportunities for conference funding for individual graduate students.

Learn more about GSS

Apply for AGSUSF Funding

See the GSS meeting schedule

Come to GSS graduate student events

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many other ways you can get engaged at USF. Below are some additional options for you to check out.

If you’d like to discuss more options for getting involved, please contact us at

Other Graduate Student Resources

Looking for general information on departments that provide programs and services for graduate students? Check out this quick resource guide »