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On behalf of the GSS, we want to welcome you to the GSS website. Here you will find information on how our organization serves the needs of graduate students at UConn. The GSS serves four important functions. It is the chief conduit for information about and advocacy to the wider UConn community through the University Senate system. The senate also provides the resources for graduate Tier II organizations, as well as a common place for these organizations to gather and discuss the goals of the graduate community. Through our emergency loan fund, the GSS provides financial resources to individual graduate students. Lastly, our organization provides a social focal point for grads through events such as the Graduate Assistant Information Fair, the GSS BBQ, grad Thanksgiving Dinner, and Grad Prom.

If you have any questions or want to directly email the officers of the GSS, feel free to click on the Executive Committee Tab to find those contacts. You'll want to check this webpage often as is it is frequently updated with important information and links to useful resources!




GSS Annual Welcome Back BBQ

Join your fellow graduate students for a backyard BBQ on the lawn of the Student Union on Tuesday, Aug 31 from 1-4pm. Food will be served from 2-4pm and there will be vegetarian/vegan options. Any questions can be directed to the GSS Activities Director @



Recent News

Congratulations to the new Executive Committee members of GSS for the 2021-2022 academic year!


President: Irio Schiano

Vice President: Daniel Pfeiffer

Treasurer: Deepa Shukla 

Communications Director: Gabrielle Corso

Activities Director: Thomas Pilnik

Parliamentarian: Julianna Herman

Board of Trustees Representative: Justin Fang


Summer Food Pantry Hours

On campus emergency food pantry at the Storrs Congregational Church, 2
North Eagleville Rd.  We are open Thursdays 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you
can arrange an appointment by calling the church office at 860-429-9382
or email:

We have canned fruit, veggies, beans, pasta meals, soup and sauces, as
well as rice, pasta, ramen noodles, cereal, peanut butter & jelly, snack
bars, and frozen meat and poultry.  We also have a variety of cleaning
and personal hygiene items.  Our food and services are open and free to
all, confidentiality is maintained, and while the pantry is run by
volunteers from the church,  there is absolutely no proselytizing involved.

Meeting Dates

Fall 2021 meeting dates will be held in person at the Storrs campus in the Student Union Ballroom, room 331, from 7-9pm on the following dates; 

  • Wednesday, September 22nd
  • Wednesday, October 13th
  • Wednesday, November 10th
  • Wednesday, December 8th


Office Hours

Please check back shortly for the Fall 2021 GSS office hours.

GSS Administrative Assistant, Katya Hunt, will be holding Fall 2021 virtual office hours on Monday and Wednesdays from 9am-1pm and on Fridays from 12pm-2pm. To join please use the link below.



Topic: GSS Office Hours 

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 2325 3516

Passcode: RTKR4k

UConn Contact

Phone: (860) 486-3907
Address: Student Union, Room 213
2110 Hillside Rd, U-3061
Storrs, CT 06269-3008