GSC Housing Webinar

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to Brown University! To help orient you to the housing market in Providence, RI and the surrounding areas, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) in collaboration with the Graduate School is hosting a Housing Webinar Monday, May 1, 2024 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm EST. In this webinar, a diverse panel of graduate students representing both Master’s and Ph.D. students will provide insights into the housing market and the resources available to you for finding a comfortable home.

Shape Note Singing Workshop

Shape Note Singing Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 3-5 pm

AS220 (115 Empire Street, Providence, RI)


Looking to join a welcoming community that shares your love of music? Join ours! You are invited to a free workshop about Shape Note Singing at on Saturday, April 13 from 3-5 pm in downtown Providence at AS220. This inclusive workshop celebrates the collective voice in four-part harmony. No experience needed, just a love of music and a spirit of fun. Snacks will be provided. All voices welcome!

If you can’t attend the workshop, please drop by our open singings every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of the month, 6-8 pm, at 148 Power Street. Reach out to with any questions!

GSC Tax Workshop

GSC is offering a Tax Workshop again this 2024 tax season for our domestic graduate students who are US citizens/permanent residents. Due to the budget limitations, we only have space for up to 75 students. Please RSVP here to request access to the workshop by Thursday, March 14th, 5pm. Once you RSVP, we will send out further instructions on how to access the workshop (first come, first serve basis). You will be asked to fill out a  feedback form after you complete the Tax Workshop. Please see more information on the workshop below:   
Description: Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student tax return? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution or funding agency – or the forms you didn’t? This workshop breaks down how to calculate your taxable income from your salary, stipend, fellowship, grant, and/or scholarships; minimize your tax liability using education tax benefits; and report your income, qualified education expenses, and estimated tax paid on your tax return. It also touches on the special tax situations that may apply to students under age 24 and/or who finished their bachelor’s degrees in 2023. The workshop is for US citizens, permanent residents, and residents for tax purposes.

Format: This is a largely asynchronous workshop. Upon registering, you will receive your login information over email. After logging in to the workshop, you can access the module videos, transcripts, and worksheets. There are also Q&A opportunities throughout tax season; the answers to all submitted questions are added to the workshop.

Bio: Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with “real jobs” to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations, interviews PhDs on her podcast, and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in southern CA with her husband and two children.


Breakfast with GSC!

The Graduate Student Council is holding a series of breakfast events on the 4th Floor of the Horace Mann building. You can come for a casual chat with other graduate students in our amazing community, or even discuss any important topics, hang out with the GSC Chairs, and explore the space open for grads! 

TIME: 10-11 am 

PLACE: Horace Mann, 4th floor longe 

DATES: March 7, March 19, April 2, April 11, April 24, May 7

Summer Sway Social

Join the Graduate Student Council, the School of Professional Studies, and your fellow classmates to welcome our summer start graduate students to Providence and connect across programs.

There will be light food and non-alcoholic drink options served alongside local beers. The first 50 students will receive 2 free drink tickets.

The event will take place on Sunday, August 6 from 4-7pm at Narragansett Brewery.

Please bring a government-issued ID if you are 21+ and plan to consume alcohol at this event.

If you have questions or would like to request accommodations, you may email Morgan, Student Engagement Specialist, at:

RSVP using this link: