Happy Hour


Approximately twice every month representative of Graduate Assistants United meet at a local bar in Carbondale, Illinois to share some drinks with GAU members and non-members. We talk about graduate student concerns which can range from health insurance, student fees, and grievances, to everyday issues such as fostering interdisciplinary research, relationships with friends and families, and staying physically and mentally fit.

Check out our calendar or our monthly newsletter for announcements on the next upcoming happy hour.

Come out and join us. This drink is on us!



Have you been busy doing something like this all day every day?  Of course—we all have!


We all have our monster loads of work—come and relax and chat with other GAs and their monsters

with friends

Come out of that office or that lab for a well-deserved break and join us for Happy Hour with the GAU!