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Graduate Campus Life

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We are here to foster Christian community that cultivates authentic and meaningful relationships among graduate students. Explore below to see the variety of ways you can be connected to the grad campus community!

Campus Life Events

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Join us on the Saturday before Fall classes start to celebrate the new school year with multiethnic music, dancing, and food! The Grad Life Kickoff is an opportunity to connect with new and returning grad students. All new and returning grad students, alumni, and friends of the graduate school are welcome. 

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Every year, the Graduate School sets aside the Tuesday evening of Grad Orientation week for a school-wide picnic in front of the BGC. Join new and returning students, faculty and staff for a delicious meal and good conversation. Families welcome to attend!

Hosted by the Grad Chaplain Team, Friday Fireside Fellowship will meet every Friday 7-9pm at the grad firepit area on the East Lawn of the BGH Parking Lot. RSVPs, masks and social distancing protocol will be required. Check your student email for more information! 

300 width event adLaunching every fall semester, Table Gatherings are a monthly opportunity for grad students to share conversations around a particular topic with staff or faculty. Our hope is for Table Gatherings to further spiritual discipleship and foster deep, authentic community within the graduate school. Emails will be sent out every fall with a list of TG hosts and topics. 

posterJoin fellow grad students for a work-play retreat in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at Wheaton's HoneyRock campus! Held every year during Fall Break, this retreat is a special opportunity to step away from the busyness of daily life and spend time in the beauty of nature. Transportation, lodging, meals and activities all included in the $60 fee. Families are also welcome! Email graduate.student.life@wheaton.edu for more information.

posterEvery December, the graduate school holds a special chapel service honoring all of the December Graduates. This event typically takes place on the last Wednesday of the fall semester in Barrows Auditorium and is followed by a reception to celebrate our graduates' accomplishments. Join us in celebrating these students!

Every Spring, we celebrate our graduate students with Grad Life Week! Though the activities vary year to year, the week always includes plenty of free food, free coffee, and fun times to connect with your grad community. 

posterOnce a semester, Grad Life hosts a diversity panel featuring various faculty, staff, and students from the grad school. The purpose of these gatherings is to deepen the grad school community and create spaces for authentic human connection and flourishing. We want to display the various ways we can see the Gospel applied to the world - how we can civilly engage across the spectrum and understand how we are all striving for Christ and His Kingdom. The topic of the panel will vary from event to event, with past topics centering on denominational diversity and political diversity.

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Twice a semester, Grad Life takes a busload of grad students into Chicago to visit churches intentionally seeking to represent the diversity of the Body of Christ. We join the church for Sunday worship and then share a meal with the pastoral staff to dialogue about relevant topics related to race, ethnicity, justice and the Gospel. Free to all graduate students!

Opportunities to Get Involved

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Connect with fellow grads over shared causes and interests.

Grad Lounge

Take advantage of the lounge set aside just for grad students.

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Student Council

Find out how you can help represent the grad student voice.