Graduate Students & Young Adults (GYA)

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Welcome

GYA is a group created for graduate students, postdocs, and young adults in the surrounding Evanston community who are in their 20s and 30s. GYA gathers regularly for a variety of events built around social, spiritual, educational, and service initiatives to help you stay connected.

Get Connected

We welcome you to sign up with Sheil via the button below to receive the weekly e-newsletter and other announcements about the community. Then, join GYA during the academic year on most Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston. Please see the list of our meetings and events below. We invite all graduate students and young adults to join us and newcomers are always welcome! Questions about GYA? Contact Tim Higgins, Campus Minister, here or call 847.328.4648.
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Upcoming Events

Join Graduate students and Young Adults (GYA) for the GYA Summer Cookout series! It will take place on the south lawn of Sheil's Evanston campus. If there is rain, it will take place in Sheil's lower level. All graduate students and young adults are welcome to come for food and conversation, and there is no cost to attend.

Sunday, June 23, 12:00-2:00 p.m. - GYA Summer Cookout after the 11:00 Mass

Sunday, July 14, 12:00-2:00 p.m. - GYA Summer Cookout after the 11:00 Mass

Sunday, August 4, 12:00-2:00 p.m. - GYA Summer Cookout after the 11:00 Mass

Sunday, September 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m. - GYA Welcome Cookout after the 11:00 Mass

Sunday, September 22, 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Bonfire at Lighthouse Beach, a short walk north of campus 

To see a full list of upcoming events with the Sheil Catholic community, click here.

GYA Leadership Team

The GYA leadership team includes Michael Clark (co-chair of spiritual life), Ethan Garvey (small group chair), Marisa McGettigan (communications chair), Rose Haselhorst (co-chair of spiritual life), Drew Meinecke (service chair).