GSS is comprised of graduate students, for graduate students.

The Graduate Student Senate is the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for graduate students at the University of Iowa and the senators of GSS are the core of the graduate student voice on campus. The Graduate Student Senate also functions as a conduit for information between the Graduate College and the general graduate student population.

Involvement in GSS is a great way to connect with students across campus, connect with leaders in the Graduate College, and make your voices heard. Senators attend monthly general assembly meetings and work with committees to host events for graduate students. Want to get involved? Email us at


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Dr. James F. Jakobsen

Jakobsen Graduate Development Series

The Jakobsen Graduate Development Series is focused on providing professional development opportunities specifically for graduate students that focus on research communication, networking, and career development.

The events will change yearly but examples in the past have been Three-minute Thesis, Improv-ing your communication skills, professional engagement through twitter and connecting research to policy.

Updates and events currently taking place can be found on our Twitter @UIowa_Jakobsen

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Upcoming GSS Events

Stay tuned for a list of GSS sponsored events for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 academic year!

Upcoming University of Iowa Events

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Making the Book, Past and Present

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9:00am to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Making the Book, Past and Present explores the intersections of history, art, and practicality. What can we learn by placing books, materials, and makers from the Middle Ages through today in conversation with one another? Many techniques and materials common centuries ago still inspire contemporary book artists and bookbinders.
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Application Deadline: Obermann Summer Writing Collective

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 5:00pm
This program offers companionship and accountability to University of Iowa artists, scholars, and researchers working on any kind of academic writing project (ex. academic articles/essays, fellowship or grant applications, book projects, edited volumes, or nonfiction) who want dedicated time, a cozy space, and a community for the practice of writing. In Summer 2024, these small, write-on-site groups will continue to meet in at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at 111 Church St. Groups...
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