Do your feelings toward a university change when you're a grad student?

When you go to grad school at a university, do you still feel the same pride and connection with that university like you do at your original school when you're an undergrad. For example, do a lot of grad students go to football games, tailgates, etc. or are the majority of events tailored toward undergrads?

3 Answers

  • eri
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Most grad students don't feel the same connection to the school at the graduate level. You don't tend to join clubs, take classes with anyone but other people in your program, socialize outside your program, go to sports, or care about things like sports teams. Some do, but most don't. And it's usually quite clear the university doesn't care about it's graduate students, as they get screwed coming and going - paid less than anyone else even though they teach classes and labs like professors, treated like professors when that means the school can charge them more and treated like students if the school can charge them more for that. We had to pay to attend football games at my grad school (students got in free, faculty didn't) but we also had to pay for parking (free for faculty, not for students).

  • Marc
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Grad students have heavier courseloads and are typically older than undergraduates. For example, many students getting masters or MBAs, are in their mid to late 20's. I can't imagine them wanting to be at sporting events with 18-year-olds, you know? Many times, students are also balancing work/internships while doing course work. There's simply less time to do fun things. Fun isn't ruled out, but it takes less of a priority.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    apparently you're under the impression that university is like highschool, and all about socializing. it's not.

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