GRO Meetings and Events
If you’re a new student (or a returning one for that matter), come to check out the Graduate Student Lounge as well!
For events in Baltimore, check out this blog.
*NEW* GRO Newsletter
Check out what the GRO has planned this spring. These include GRO events and resources surrounding socializing, building community, improving wellness, and more.
GRO Meetings and Office Hours
The General Council (GC) of the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) decides on topics that affect graduate student life on Homewood Campus (e.g. student group event funding, budget, policies, debates grad student needs) and advocates for graduate students. You can view minutes from these meetings on our >> Minutes Page << .
Every graduate student from Homewood is allowed and more than welcome to attend and to ask the chairs in advance to put a topic on the agenda of the next meeting. However, only department reps and members of the executive board are allowed to vote. Therefore, it is very important that every department sends a representative so that your voices will be heard. We’d like to highlight that we advocate for every graduate student who is on Homewood Campus. It does not matter whether you have a department rep or not.
In order to apply for our travel grants, your department rep has to attend the majority of the meetings—otherwise, your department won’t be eligible for funding.
If you’re interested to join the GRO as a department rep, please send an email to our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would like to invite all graduate students to our meetings held on alternate Mondays 6-7:30 pm. See the detailed schedule below.
General Council Meeting Minutes are updated on our >> Minutes Page << following approval of the minutes by the Council at a subsequent meeting.
Schedule last updated: Jan. 2022
- Feb. 7, 2022 – Zoom
- Feb. 21, 2022 – Zoom
- Mar. 7, 2022 – Zoom
- Mar. 21, 2022 – Zoom
- Apr. 11, 2022 – Zoom
- Apt. 25, 2022 – Zoom
*You can access the meeting via the above link or using Zoom Meeting ID: 984 9970 0185 and Passcode: 840894
Email the GRO Chair and Communication Chair (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), if you did not receive an email and would like to join these meetings.
Graduate students are invited to attend weekly virtual office hours hosted by GRO Advocacy Co-Chairs, Dani and Briana. ll graduate students are more than welcome to join us and discuss what’s on your mind.
- Briana Whitehead: Weekly Zoom on Tuesday 10-11 AM (EST)
- Dani Bautista: Weekly Zoom (Passcode: aQMsarefun) on Thursday 1-2 PM (EST)
First and foremost, congratulations to you on joining the incoming class of Blue Jays! Graduate life at Hopkins is a rich, tough, and rewarding experience that will shape your life for years to come. We are your Graduate Representative Organization (or “GRO” for short). We think you may find the following resources helpful:
To follow updates on upcoming welcome events, join our Facebook group: JHU Homewood Incoming Graduate Students—Fall 2020!
We are also still hosting virtual social and orientation events. We recently hosted an event for international students. You can view the full video here.
Recurring Social Events
The GRO is proud to announce that weekly coffee hours will be starting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Due to limitations with holding events on campus, we have set up a program where on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students sign up for a $5 credit towards goods from a Baltimore cafe. Instead of socializing in Levering Lounge, we will be socializing on our discord server! The sign-ups and full instructions are posted on our Hopkins Groups page (Look under “Events”).
Organizers contact e-mail: email@example.com.
The GRO is again running an e-sports league for the Spring 2021 semester! For those unfamiliar, e-sports are essentially competitive video games. You’ll sign up, form a team, and compete with other students for fun, glory, and prizes! Last semester, we had over 150 grad students and undergrads compete and awarded over $2000 in prizes. We’re hoping for an even bigger league this time!
Organizer(s) contact: E-Sports coordinator, Vittorio (firstname.lastname@example.org) E-Sports Assistant Coordinator, Fangchen (email@example.com)
Sign ups: https://forms.gle/jFu9Pa8bCvjpK1kQ9
Catch live matches starting at 8pm ET each day at www.twitch.tv/jhu_gro_esports