• Graduate Students' Pizza Night!

    Graduate students relax at Three Needs Bar: A night of friendship and positive vibes!

    (December 2023)

  • Apple Picking at Shelburne Orchard!

    Would you like to join your community? Click here to learn about GSS events and how to get involved.  

  • GSS Board Games Night!

    Graduate students gathered for an amazing night of fun and games!

    (February 2024)

  • Trampoline Event!

    Bounce into the fun at our Trampoline Event! Click here to discover GSS events and get involved.

    (November 2023)

  • Graduate Student Senate Resource Fair

    Find more information about this annual event click here.

    (September 2023)

  • 2023 December Hooding Ceremony

    Our GSS executive Council members (Omid Sedighi and Masoumeh Khodaverdi) collaborated with the Graduate College on organizing the ceremony.


  • Happy Hour GSS Event!

    Orlando's: Where our graduate students had an amazing night!

    (March 2024)

  • GSS senators

    Graduate Student Senate Year-End & Awards Dinner 2019

    Graduate Student Senate senators enjoyed the year-end & awards dinner at the Alumni House. (Photo: Joseph Hanko)

The purpose of the Graduate Student Senate is to cultivate both the academic and nonacademic activities of the graduate student body and enhance all aspects of graduate school life at the University of Vermont. We are a voice for graduate students and act as a liaison between the University of Vermont’s administration, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students.

Senators & Executive Council

GSS is led by an executive council and is comprised of Senators that represent graduate student programs from across the university. In addition to Senators, representation at GSS meetings is extended to Representatives from campus-wide committees that are affiliated with GSS and GSS-recognized clubs.


Members of Graduate Student Senate represent the graduate student community on committees across campus, including committees within the Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate, Graduate Student Senate, as well as several university-wide administrative committees.


View our calendar to see the full lineup of Senate Meetings, social events, community service opportunities, and professional development workshops that will be hosted by GSS this semester.