Students, faculty and staff from across Graduate Medical Sciences kicked off the first month of summer at the GMS Community Catalyst Center’s first Ice Cream Social on June 29.

Hosted in the C3 Suite, the social was a chance for the GMS community to gather together, take a break from summer work and catch up with peers. The social featured three kinds of ice cream and a table full of toppings and fruit to enjoy.

Students from across GMS Master’s, PhD, and MD/PhD programs attended the social, and even GMS Associate Provost and Dean Jamie McKnight got in on the fun!

C3 will host two more Ice Cream Socials before the academic year kicks off, one on July 27 and one on August 24. Each one will take place in C3 Suite from 12 to 1 p.m.

At the July and August socials, you’ll get the chance to meet your brand-new C3 Peer Mentors — students chosen to be a point of contact for incoming and current students and help GMS to continue its mission of student community, engagement, and learning. 

Check out some more photos from the June social below!

Since August 2021, C3 has helped students acclimate to Boston and the Medical Campus while adjusting to rigorous graduate school academics and gaining a sense of belonging early in GMS programs.

We welcome all GMS students, and we have five specific affinity groups:  gSOC (students of color), gFIRST (first-generation students), gMAV (military and veteran affiliated students), gPLUS (LGBTQIA+ students) and gGLOBAL (international students). C3 develops community among peers across GMS by providing resources, hosting events and facilitating workshops that support students and help them thrive. 

Interested in learning more about C3? Head over to our website, and stay tuned for more programming through rest of the summer and fall semester!