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Nowruz 2017

We are proud to cordially invite you to the IGSF Nowruz 96 event on April 1st in the Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland.

This year, we decided to support our student community talents more than before in our Nowruz event program. Students from fine and performing art studies will perform live music and plays on stage. The IGSF fun facts and video clips will portrait the other hidden aspects of our community talents as well. The Silk Road dancing company will be also with us and support us as in the past.

NOTE: This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee.

The doors are open at 6:30pm. The dinner is served at 7:45pm.

Tickets are available for UMD students ($15), other students ($20) and non-students ($25). Please don’t forget to bring your UMD ID. Click Here to get your ticket.

Limited tickets might be sold at the door if there is any available. Since we have limited capacity and we are able to serve only 150 guests this year, please buy your ticket now to make sure you have your spot secured.

More information about direction and parking instruction will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

We are very excited to see you all!

Happy Nowruz 96!

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Game Night 2016


This is a friendly reminder that IGSF will hold a game night event this coming Friday (10/14/16) from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. IGSF board kindly asks you to please go to the link below to purchase your tickets by midnight Thursday (10/15/16). This will help us have a headcount of attendees and make our event planning more efficient. Please also note that you can still come to event if you don’t buy your tickets online. You can purchase your tickets at the door for $10.
We look forward to seeing you and having fun together!

Click here to buy your ticket.



Panel Discussion: National Interest Waiver (NIW) Program

Dear All,

The Iranian Graduate Student Foundation (IGSF) is hosting a discussion panel with immigration attorney Ralf Wiedemann who heads the immigration practice at the law firm of Montgomery McCracken. Mr. Wiedemann will discuss the considerations and procedures for seeking work-authorized status in the U.S. following graduation, as well as common avenues for pursuing permanent residence/Green Card status with particular focus on National Interest Waiver (NIW) and Extraordinary Ability visas. There will be ample opportunities for questions and answers. The panel is moderated by Morteza (Mark) Afshari, attorney at Montgomery McCracken.

This event is free and dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP here:

Link to attorney profile:


Nowruz 2016

Dear friends,

You can now buy your tickets for IGSF’s Nowruz event!!!

Our event features an evening full of fun activities, authentic Persian food, live performances and dance incorporating Persian, Afghan and Tajiki cultures.

A variety of delicious Persian foods including Nowruz traditional Sabzi polo-Mahi along with traditional sweets will be served to complement the festivity.

While at the event, make sure you take fun pictures using our photo-booth and life size custom cut out stands.

Traditional Persian and Tajiki dance performed by The Silk Road Dance Company.

To top it all, we invite you to dance to “Exclusively Entertainment” DJ Payam’s tunes as we bring our Nowruz celebration to an end!

When: Friday, March 11
Where: Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742

Click here to buy tickets for our New Years Eve show!



The University of Maryland, Iranian Graduate Students’ Foundation proudly presents: “Yalda Night” (Persian celebration of the longest night of the year).
We specially encourage all graduate students of University of Maryland to buy tickets and join us to celebrate Yalda Night.

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Dinner by Caspian House of Kabob: 7;30 PM – 8:30 PM
Program: 8:30 PM – 10:15 PM
DJ: 10:15 PM -11:30 PM

Tickets are availble at the following address:
No tickets will be sold at the door!


Game Night

The Iranian Graduate Student Foundation (IGSF) invites you to join us for a fun night of playing games with your friends. We will play different kinds of games from old-fashioned card games to simple luck-based board games. We do encourage you to bring your own games to share and have even more fun! The great thing about games is that they’re always better with more people so spread the word to your friends. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tickets available for purchase at link below:

Please purchase your tickets no later than Thursday 10/1/15 mid night. We need to have the final head count for ordering food. Please also bring your favorite game.

Looking forward to seeing you all! 🙂
IGSF Board


Nowruz 1394

Dear Friends,

Iranian Graduate Student Foundation (IGSF) proudly presents its “NOWRUZ” Persian New Year 1394 event.

With the arrival of spring, we could not wait to reschedule our Nowuz event, and After much anticipation, it’s finally here! Please join us on March 27th, 2015 at Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, for a night of celebration and be our guests as we come together for Nowuz! Once again, We appreciate your support and consideration, and apologize for any inconveniences the reprogramming of our event has caused you.

Thanks and sale no mobarak!
Hope to see you all there.

Best regards,



“Shab-E-Yalda” (Yalda Night)

Iranian Graduate Students’ Foundation (IGSF), at the University of Maryland, proudly presents: “Shab-E-Yalda” (Yalda Night)

Join us as we celebrate the longest night of the year! Enjoy a delicious, traditional dinner provided by Caspian House of Kabob, followed by a rich showcase of musical performances and poetry readings!
Music provided by DJ Arshia!

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Program: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
DJ Arshia: 9:30 PM-11:30 PM

$10.99 For All (Early Bird Tickets While Last)

Tickets are available for online purchases at: