Graduate Summit 2023

Date: November 4, 2023

Location: UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon

Join us at the UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023, a dynamic and inclusive gathering designed to empower graduate and professional students, student affairs staff who serve them, and community advocates. This free event is a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate on issues that matter most to the graduate and professional student community in the University of California.

Event Highlights

  • Keynote Address: We are honored to have California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber as our keynote speaker, sharing insights and inspiration.

  • Engaging Workshops: Explore critical topics in higher education policy, campus climate, access and disability justice, and student health through interactive workshops and discussions.

  • Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and build valuable relationships within the graduate and professional student community.

  • Community Advocacy: Learn about advocacy strategies and initiatives aimed at promoting social justice and equity within higher education.

  • Culinary Experience: Enjoy a full day of learning with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided to keep you energized and engaged.

  • Advocacy Agenda: Following a robust discussion of issues, the UCGPC Board will determine its advocacy agenda for the year, focusing on our permanent campaigns: Basic needs and civic engagement. In the 2022-2023 academic year, our annual campaigns addressed graduate student mental health and mentorship standards.

Call for Proposals: UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023

We invite you to share your expertise at the UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023, an event dedicated to empowering graduate and professional students, student affairs staff, and community advocates. We're seeking presenters for engaging sessions that align with the following themes:


  1. Financing Graduate School: Challenges and Opportunities

    • Explore innovative financing options and discuss the challenges and opportunities that graduate and professional students encounter.

  2. Campus Climate for Graduate and Professional Students

    • Share insights on creating inclusive campus environments that foster growth, learning, and well-being for graduate and professional students.

  3. Access and Disability Justice

    • Advocate for equitable access to higher education and discuss strategies to ensure disability justice within graduate and professional programs.

  4. Student Health

    • Examine the holistic well-being of graduate and professional students, including mental health, physical health, and overall wellness.

Presenter Application Process:

To submit your proposal, please fill out our Google Form by the deadline on October 4, 2023:

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: October 8, 2023

  • Notification of Acceptance: October 11, 2023


For any inquiries or more information, please contact us at

Join us in shaping the future of graduate and professional education. Your expertise and insights are valuable in advancing equity, justice, and community engagement within higher education.

We look forward to your contributions at the UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023!

Who Should Attend:

  1. Graduate and professional students seeking to enhance their academic journey and community involvement.

  2. Student affairs staff dedicated to providing the best support and resources for graduate and professional students.

  3. Community advocates committed to advancing social justice and equity in higher education.


Attendance is free, but registration is required to secure your spot at this empowering event. Register at

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative experience at the UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023. Join us in shaping the future of graduate and professional education.

Watch last year’s Grad Summit 2022 below to learn more.

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information about the UCGPC Graduate Summit 2023? We're here to help. Feel free to reach out through any of the following methods:

Email us at

Call us at (415) 910-3029.

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