Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center

The Big Red Barn (BRB), an old carriage house turned student center, is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens.  A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year, including: the ever popular T.G.I.F. (Tell Grads It’s Friday), International Conversation Hour, Trivia Night, Speed Dating and the Second Chance Prom for students who missed their first one.

Events Coming to the Big Red Barn

October 21, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for coffee and casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere at the Big Red Barn!  Come meet other Vietnamese-language students and people who share your interest in Vietnamese culture, all while practicing the language.  Conversations will take place in both Vietnamese and English, and speakers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Coffee/soda and cookies provided.
October 21, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come celebrate the Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition to honor loved ones  who have passed. Find out more about this tradition and participate and decorate a sugar cookie skull. Open to all graduate and professional students Bring a friend! Bring your kids!Sponsored by the BRB Cultural Fellow
October 22, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
If you're a native speaker eager to talk in your own language or just a beginner trying to learn, come chat with other grads at the BRB. All languages welcome and encouraged to form your own conversation group.   Everyone is welcome!  Coffee & cookies provided!  
October 22, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30pm, now through October first-year students can join others for a networking opportunity at the Big Red Barn for pizza and conversation. This is a dedicated time and space for first-year students to meet and mingle with one another
October 23, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Meet international and American students for some nice conversation over free coffee and snacks!
October 23, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Have you always wanted to be a zombie but couldn't get bitten? Like being human but always been zombi-curious? This is your chance! Come to the Big Red Barn on October 24th, 8PM-9PM and get your zombie on. We'll provide free zombie make-up services and get you ready to join the undead hordes lurching off from the barn. Meet new people, compare costumes, and enjoy the afterdeath.
October 24, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Take some time out from your lab, the library, etc. and relax and join other grad & professional students for this popular weekly event. Free snacks & soda Plus $1 Saranac Pale Ale & Shock Top + MacKenzie Hard Cider for $2.00! Also look for ‘featured’ beers on occasion. Grad & Professional students ONLY. Proof of age required.
October 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great way to meet people!  
October 27, 2014 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Let's Meditate @ the BRB   3:15pm - 3:45pm (in the green
October 29, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
If you're a native speaker eager to talk in your own language or just a beginner trying to learn, come chat with other grads at the BRB. All languages welcome and encouraged to form your own conversation group.   Everyone is welcome!  Coffee & cookies provided!