I'm a 28 year old male graduate student and am far more interested in dating undergrads then women my own age. I just started dating a guy who's in grad school and I don't know what the expectations are for sex and hooking up. The hypothetical departmental meeting would be filled with educated people, young and old, and they probably already have their own views on whatever your situation is. The other more horrifying risk, though, is the thought of accidentally matching with one of your students on a dating app. I appreciated the smaller class sizes, the more intensive research work I got to do, and the ability to work alongside professors I'd admired for years. If he cares about you then who cares about grad or undergrad schools. The Centennial Issue Beyond the Reports.
The degree to which people gossip about it if at all probably depends on the the university and the department.
Would a graduate student date an undergrad?
Some places have policies about it, and some don't. She has come far in her academic career and can no longer afford to blow off studying for an impromptu romantic evening. For all you grad students stuck on a bad project. That's just as true in college as it is in high school. If he cares about you then who cares about grad or undergrad schools. Because of the risks of the appearance of abusing a position of power I could never ask any of them out. I TA a lot, and I always am really careful at how students and other professors see me interact with the students I teach