Programming and Events
While GO-MAP events and programming are geared toward graduate students of color, they are open to all UW graduate students, faculty and staff, especially those interested in supporting and increasing a racially diverse graduate student population.
Current UW graduate students who self-identified as an ethnic minority on their UW application will receive GO-MAP’s student programming information. New students should receive their first GO-MAP email in early September. If you are not on the listserv and would like to be included in the messaging, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Programming is listed in sequence with the academic year.
GO-MAP Summer Social
New and continuing students are invited to our Summer Social at Green Lake! This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and collaborators, strengthen community and share a beautiful Seattle summer day!
- Register for Summer Social >
Getting Connected–New Student Orientation and Reception
Through engagement with our expert panels of faculty and graduate students of color, incoming graduate students can learn tips and tricks for succeeding in their first year at the New Student Orientation, 4–7 p.m.
The reception runs 7–10 p.m. It is our most well-attended event of the year, and all new and continuing graduate students interested in fostering a more diverse campus are welcome to come together, break bread, mingle and dance! Please save the date: Thursday, October 12, 2017!
GO-MAP Power Hours
The GO-MAP Power Hour Series provides opportunities for featured UW faculty and community leaders to discuss topics relevant to graduate student success and post-graduate professional opportunities. These student-driven conversations help students identify challenges in their academic and professional lives and share both their victories and strategies for success.
- What Just Happened Here? Unmasking & Interrupting Racial Microaggressions
Tues, Oct. 17, 2017 | noon–1:30 p.m. | Simpson Center
- Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome & Recognizing Your Strengths
Wed. Nov. 1, 2017 | 4–5:30 p.m. | SOCC 303
- Navigating the Job Market as a Ph.C.
Thurs, Nov. 9, 2017 | noon–1:30 p.m. | CMU 126
- Juggling Family Obligations in Graduate School
Wed, Dec. 6, 2017 | noon–1:30 p.m. | CMU 126
Prospective Student Days
Admitted prospective graduate students of color are invited to join GO-MAP for Prospective Student Days (PSDs). PSDs provide opportunities to learn about the network of support across campus for minoritized graduate students. PSDs include:
- Student-led discussions on being a graduate student of color at UW
- Information on campus resources including graduate housing, financial aid, fellowships and other student services
- Opportunities to meet and network with prospective and current graduate students, faculty and staff
Please save the date: March 29-30, 2018!
As part of PSDs, current graduate students of color, faculty and staff are invited to reconnect with each other and help GO-MAP welcome admitted prospective students to the University of Washington. Meet some of next year’s incoming class, share your experiences and tips about living in Seattle, and enjoy good food and great company!
This lively end-of-the-year event celebrates our students, especially those completing their graduate degrees! We invite all students, faculty and staff to help us acknowledge another year of hard work and achievements through an evening of recognition, community, dinner, music, and a special student performance. Cocktail attire is optional but encouraged. This is the last GO-MAP opportunity of the year to reconnect and say goodbye to those completing their masters and doctoral degrees. Please save the date: Thursday, May 24, 2018!
Once a month on first Fridays
Join our Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) every first Friday of the month for an evening of networking and fun with graduate students across disciplines. Take a break from your academic stress and stay connected with fellow colleagues at a Capitol Hill hot spot.
- Fri, Jan. 5, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
- Fri, Feb. 2, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
- Fri, March 2, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
- Fri, April 6, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
- Fri, May 4, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
- Fri, June 1, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | TBD
Real Talk Tuesdays
GO-MAP and the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) join together to organize Real Talk Tuesdays (RTT) — a safe space to engage in real talk about issues that impact graduate students of color. Topics rotate every discussion, and students are welcome to bring the issues they face as POC graduate students.
- Tues, Oct. 24, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
- Tues, Nov. 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
- Tues, Nov. 28, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
- Tues, Jan. 23, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
- Tues, Feb. 14, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
- Tues, Feb. 27, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | CMU 129
MLK Day of Service
GO-MAP and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) invite you to observe and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to join in a community service project organized in partnership with United Way of King County. With three volunteer opportunities available, you are sure to find a meaningful way to give back near you. Please save the date: Monday, January 15, 2018!
Mangels Lecture Series
The Mary Ann and John Mangels Endowed Lecture Series brings scholarship and research relevant to current social, cultural and academic issues. The Mangels Lectures feature minoritized scholars and thinkers from a range of disciplines. The lectures are free and open to the public; however, online registration is required to guarantee seats.