The CGLC organizes ChemKeg, 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 ChemKeg including

  • Mental Health ChemKeg
  • 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 STEMKegs with other departments
  • College of Chemistry Homebrewing Contest
  • Halloween Costume Contest

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


If you’re interested in sponsoring a ChemKeg, coordinating a STEMKeg, or have suggestions about events for ChemKeg, contact the current ChemKeg Chair, Scott Garner (