Graduate Program Prospective Students
Prospective Student Resources
ESSM Student Life
The ESSM Seminar is a weekly, semester-long, event hosted by graduate students, with a different theme each semester. This semester's theme is Savanna Systems. Seminars are on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM, with a graduate student lunch at noon and happy hour at Blackwater Draw at 5:30 PM.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
All ESSM current graduate students are members of the ESSM GSA. There are five officers elected each year. The GSA plans events to promote graduate student involvement.
Monthly Graduate Student Lunch
This lunch is a chance for students to get away from research, coursework, and TA duties to relax and spend time with other ESSM students.
Students meet biweekly at a local coffeeshop to discuss a current paper in either Ecosystem Science, Ecosystem Management, or Spatial Sciences. This is a fun way for students from different disciplines in the department to come together and learn about various areas of study.
Bryan/College Station Community
- Low cost of living
- Small town feel, but over 250,000 people
- More than just the university- many local shops and restaurants, exciting events, live music
- Find out more here: https://www.experiencebcs.com