Pursuing a graduate degree is financially challenging. According to the UCSC BLUM Center, 31% of UCSC PhD students experienced food insecurity in 2017. Although graduate students are welcome to come into the coffee shop during normal hours, there can be a stigma of using an undergraduate-focused space. To cater directly to our graduate students, we’re hosting Graduate Student Hours to destigmatize the coffee shop and better support graduate students. Only graduate students will be served during this time! We’ll be serving (free!) coffee, tea, bagels, and a different snack each week.