Graduate Student Activities

The purpose of the Graduate Student Activity Committee (GSAC) is to organize social events with the goal of bringing students, staff, and faculty within the department of chemical engineering together in a non-academic environment. This page will serve to inform students of a selection of upcoming activities that will be offered each semester. All graduate students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. The Rochester region offers a wide variety of both outdoor and indoor venues that allow for a fun assortment of activities for those in the department to engage with one another. If you have any questions or activity ideas, please submit them using our feedback form.

Past Events

Pictures of past GSAC activities can be found on our Instagram page. Past events we have organized include: skiing at Bristol Mountain, kayaking on Genesee River, trip to the Strong museum of Play, and much more! Consult the list below for upcoming events.

Spring 2024 Events

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Wellbeing Sessions

Tuesdays, recurring (6:00-7:00 pm)

Wegman's Hall 4th floor, Fishbowl

This is your weekly chance to stop for a moment and take a breath. Weekly wellbeing sessions, led by Prof. Deshpande, will offer the chance to relax, meditate, and connect with those around you. You will leave feeling refreshed and energized for the rest of the week ahead. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

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Bike Ride

Saturday, May 25th (9:30 am)

River Campus, University of Rochester

Experience Rochester like never before on our thrilling bike ride event! Explore the city's scenic streets, historic landmarks, and vibrant neighborhoods, all while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow cyclists. Join us for a day of fun, fitness, and adventure on two wheels!

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Innovation Field

Red Wings Game

Tuesday, May 28th (6:05 pm)

Innovation Field

Join us in cheering on the Red Wings to victory over the Saint Paul Saints! The Red Wings are a minor league baseball team that is the triple-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Tickets will be provided. 

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Mendon Ponds Hangout

Tuesday, June 8th (TBD)

Mendon Ponds Park

Welcome to Mendon Ponds Park, where you can enjoy BBQ picnics, fishing in tranquil ponds, and scenic hiking trails. Gather your friends and family for a delicious outdoor feast, then cast your line into the park's abundant waters for a chance to reel something in. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the park's lush forests, keeping an eye out for native wildlife along the way.

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Hike at Letchworth State Park + BBQ

Tuesday, June 15th (TBD)

Letchworth State Park

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Letchworth State Park with a hike through its scenic trails, offering stunning views of waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge. After your adventure, gather at a picturesque picnic area to indulge in a delicious BBQ feast amidst the natural splendor of the park.

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