GSS Grad Prom 2016
Fellow Grad Students,
Are you ready for the biggest grad student party of the year? The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) cordially invites you to our annual Grad Prom!
DATE/TIME: Friday February 19th, 7:00—11:00 pm
LOCATION: Rome Commons Ballroom
TICKETS: There are 300 tickets available for dinner. Once you RSVP, you'll be eligible to receive up to two tickets (one for yourself and a plus one, if you wish). The RSVP form will close on Sunday 02/14. You can pick up the tickets from Monday 02/15 till Friday 02/19 from the GSS office during the office hours posted on the GSS website. You will only get tickets if your name is on the RSVP list, which can be accessed in the email sent out through the Grad listserv, and if you have a student ID on you when picking up the tickets!
ADMISSION: For the first hour of the event (7:00-8:00 pm), you'll need tickets to get admitted to the ballroom and enjoy a full meal for the dinner. After that (8:00-11:00 pm), everyone is welcome to join for the dessert on a first-come first-served basis, and of course the best part: DANCING!
DINNER: There will be a variety of options for dinner including Vegetarian (Tortellini and Penne) Pasta Buffet (including gluten-free options), Chicken Cacciatore, Traditional Caesar Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Bread-sticks, etc.
DESSERT: There will be a variety of options for dessert including Cakes (Carrot and Double Chocolate), Cupcakes (Cannoli, Vanilla, and Chocolate), Cookies and Brownies (including gluten-free options), Rice Krispy Treats, etc.
DRINKS: In addition to the hot drinks that go with the dessert (tea and coffee), we'll have Cash Husky Full Bar Service for alcoholic beverages (including house and premium beer/wine, "Husky" liquor, etc.).
MUSIC/DANCE: As always, there will be DJ music and dance floor will be opened shortly after the dinner.
DRESS-CODE: Needless to say, dress to impress! Depending on the theme, more information will be posted.
THEME: Not decided yet! There is a poll going right now here on Facebook; so far, Harry Potter, Masquerade, and Titanic are the front runners, but you can change it!
OTHER: Photo booth, decorations, raffle for door prizes, and all the good stuff we've had every year.
The GSS Graduate Community Service Award
GSS offers the GSS Graduate Community Service Award of $500 to honor a graduate student who, through his or her exemplary service, has made a significant contribution to intellectual, cultural, and professional capital of the graduate student community at the University of Connecticut.
Nominations open on March 1 and close March 31. See Bylaw XIII for eligibility.