Community of Scholars 2018

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) invite you to join us in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation week by attending the 2018 Community of Scholars events. Community of Scholars events will begin on Tuesday, April 10th and continue through Thursday, April 12th. Please see the descriptions for each day's event below and then click the "Register Now" buttons to RSVP!

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flyer for COS 2018

April 10th

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Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Dinner & Dialogue

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS), along with the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), invites you to join the Texas A&M graduate and professional community of students, faculty, and staff for an evening of dinner and dialogue.  This year, the program will be April 10, 2018, and will highlight graduate and professional students as unsung heroes.  We will highlight their resilience in the face of adversity during their academic journeys. In addition, distinguished table hosts will facilitate small group discussions over dinner.  We invite you to share your experiences, learn from others, and help strengthen the graduate and professional community of scholars!

The evening begins with a social reception at 5:30 p.m. Doors open for the dinner and dialogue event promptly at 6:00 p.m. The event concludes at 8:30 p.m.  Doors will close promptly at 6:20 p.m. and admittance will not be allowed once doors are closed.‚Äč

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff and includes a three-course dinner. Please feel free to bring your significant other at no cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this event. Please be sure to indicate if you will bring your significant other and select your meal option(s) during the RSVP process. Suggested dress is business casual.
Attending this event can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate.
Community of Scholars affords registrants the opportunity to dine with fellow graduate students at tables hosted by a distinguished table mentor. We encourage participants to capitalize on this occasion to seek out unfamiliar faces and forge new relationships. OGAPS will populate tables on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Should you desire to sit with specific friends or a particular table host, please arrive early for check-in with your party.
Visitor parking will be available in the Univeristy Center Garage (Koldus Building) and Cain Parking Garage. For more information visit TAMU Transportation Services

April 11th

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Networking Social

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) invites you to start your day off right and continue conversations with many of our 2018 Unsung Heroes awardees over hot coffee and donuts from Babe’s Donuts.  This networking social will occur on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in MSC 2406 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Take this excellent opportunity to network and fellowship more intimately with your peers in the graduate and professional community.  The social follows a come and go format in order to accommodate student schedules. 

April 12th

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Graduate Community Family Fun Night

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and The Graduate and Professional Student Council, invites you to channel the inner kid in you, by attending the Graduate Community Fun Night!

We are excited to bring graduate and professional students together for an evening of outdoor fun! The event occurs Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. OGAPS will offer carnival style games, complimentary snacks and guest appearances from our Texas A&M Women’s Basketball team. We encourage you to bring your friends and family, and include them in your RSVP. 

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff. Please feel free to bring your family and friends. Suggested dress is casual.

Carnival-style food and snacks, including hotdogs, popcorn, and snow-cones, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Guests that possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit are allowed to park in the maroon lots noted on the following map found here (Night and Weekend Parking guideline). The lots located closest to the event location that fall under the Night and Weekend Parking guidelines include Lot 54 and 55, on either side of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building. 

Paid parking is available in the Central Campus Garage near the event location for guests that do not posess a valid TAMU Parking Permit.

For more information or transportation options, visit TAMU Transportation Services at
In the event of inclement weather, OGAPS will notify registered guests by email sent to your official TAMU email account and place a notification on the home page of our website at, should the event be canceled. 

For questions, contact the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies at 979-845-3631 or

Click here to see pictures from last year’s Community of Scholars – Dinner and Dialogue!