Penn Graduate Student Center

Penn Theme

About Penn Theme

Each year, the Penn Provost’s office sponsors a series of events around a theme chosen by faculty, staff and students.  Past themes have included: Evolution, Arts & the City, Water, Games, and Sound.

2014-15 is the Year of Health.  During the year we will explore health, wellness, and welfare across many areas of our lives. What role does health play in defining our history and guiding our future? In our relationships and interactions with others? In technological development? In business? How does health differ throughout the world, both conceptually and physically? What are some of the ethical and legal questions health raises? Join us for events devoted to this fascinating topic. And let us know if you have ideas for events related to Health during the year!

Art Opening Receptions at the Grad Center

Art Show Opening Reception

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Common Room Front (1st Floor)
Registration ended.



Join us to celebrate our very own artists at Opening Reception for the Year of Health Art Show at the Graduate Student Center. The event will be catered and beer and wine will be available to those with proper identification.

Year of Health

Mindful Meditation
Show dates

Join your fellow grad students for guided meditation with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives. Mindful Meditation sessions will be held every Thursday at 12 noon in the lower level meeting room in the Grad Center at 3615 Locust Walk. 

Wellness Series 3: The Competitive Nature of Social Media

Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Room 305 (3rd Floor), 3615 Locust Walk
Registration start: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Registration end: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

As we scroll through our news feed of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, we tend to get lost into a social world that has encompassed our society. Join a team from CAPS in addressing the competitive culture that social media presents in the lives of college students, as well as strategies to overcome the pressures involved. This event is co-sponsored by the GSE Wellness Coordinators and The Graduate Student Center.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Weekends: 12 NOON-6PM

Spring Break Hours

March 9-13: 10 AM - 6 PM Daylight Savings: Mar 8 at 2am

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221