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We are excited to announce that the 2014 Graduate Student Symposium will be held in the Great Hall on April 24th, 2014.

The Graduate Student Symposium is an annual event that provides graduate students from the various disciplines and graduate programs at City College with a medium to showcase their current research or projects. 


The Graduate Student Symposium is a platform for graduate students to gain recognition for their work by faculty, students, and potential employers. It also raises awareness about the wide gamut of programs housed at City College and helps distinguish our campus as one of the premier higher learning institutions within the CUNY school system. 


All graduate students who matriculated in the 2013-2014 academic year and alumni who received a graduate degree from City College are eligible and encouraged to apply.  


The structure of the symposium will depend on the types of work submitted. We expect to hold a combination of short lectures, readings, performances, and panel discussions. Scheduled events will be grouped by school. Judging committees will becomprised of one faculty member and two students. Committees will evaluate the submissions based on criteria developed by each school. We are capping the number of submissions at 30. In order to compete, each school must have at least 5 submissions.


We understand that projects from different disciplines will vary in form, content, and method, therefore we are not requiring a standard medium for presentation. We recommend that students include a visual element in their presentations (i.e. poster, art work, model, essay, portfolio), but all media types are welcome. We encourage creative, non-traditional approaches.


  • Call for applications: February 3rd, 2014
  • Last day to submit applications: March 28th, 2014 by 5pm
  • Notification of acceptance: April 4th, 2014
  • Symposium: April 24th, 2014


To apply, please click the following link: