The Digital Environments Workshop plans to soft-launch on October 10, 2012 with a social mixer followed by a full launch with monthly meetings beginning in January. These meetings will serve primarily to allow graduate students to discuss, present, and workshop their current research in an informal, supportive environment. At the end of the year, we plan to host a graduate symposium that will allow students to present their work in a more formal setting. Faculty will be invited to this event in order to offer feedback and take part in a broader discussion about digital-based studies.