The CGLC organizes ChemSocial, which is held on every Friday at 5 pm from the first visit weekend in March through Halloween. Kegs of beer, boxes of wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks are purchased by the CGLC on behalf of professors, post-docs, research groups, and others for the entire department to share on the Chem Plaza. Everyone is welcome to come and socialize Friday afternoons. Make sure to bring your ID if you wish to drink!


There are a number of events that occur during ChemSocial including

  • Mental Health ChemSocial
  • Visit Weekend Poster Sessions
  • Live Music (performed by graduate students) on the final Friday of every month
  • Department-wide Bake-off
  • Graduate Student Art Show
  • Joint STEMSocials with other departments
  • College of Chemistry HomeBrew Contest
  • Halloween Costume Contest

For a full list of events and all details on ChemSocial, please check the 2022 ChemSocial Calendar.


If you’re interested in sponsoring a ChemSocial, coordinating a STEMSocial, or have suggestions about events for ChemSocial, contact the current ChemSocial Chairs, Isaac Joyner ( & Sean Clair (