Graduate School Newsletter Announcements for September 2020

Graduate School office reopens two days a week for student visitors

The Graduate School office has walk-in hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Heckart Lodge for fall term starting September 23. Please follow posted instructions for entering and exiting the building and where to wait for our customer service representatives. Thank you for your continued cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you in person again! For remote students, please continue to use our email address to reach us,


Writing groups for fall term

As a member of a graduate writing group, you will spend an hour each week with professionals from the Graduate Writing Center. Activities for each week vary based on students’ needs, but are limited to: guided peer review of your own writing, guided peer review of published writing from your discipline and individual writing time.

Graduate Writing Groups with Chris Nelson. Register here for Chris’ groups.

  • Ph.D. Writing Group 1: Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Oct. 6 to Dec. 1
  • Master’s Writing Group 1: Mondays, 3 to 4 p.m., Oct. 5 to Nov. 30
  • Master’s Writing Group 2: Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Oct. 7 to Dec. 2

Ph.D. Writing Groups with Adam Haley. Register here for Adam’s group.

  • Ph.D. Writing Group 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 7 to Dec. 2
  • Ph.D. Writing Group 3: Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 8 to Dec. 3

Students are encouraged to contact Chris Nelson (email Chris at if added to the wait list. Additional groups may be created if enough interest.

All sessions will take place via Zoom. Group facilitators will send Zoom invitations at the end of Week 1 of the term.

CAPS single session clinic for graduate students

Meet with a counselor for a one-time only session to discuss a current problem or concern. The counselor will help you clarify your problem and work with you to develop skills and strategies to create a personalized action plan. When you go to the Single Session Clinic web page, find the link “Click here to schedule graduate students.”

Blocks of time are reserved for grad students, Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Grad students can schedule for any available appointment throughout the week, but these blocks of time are reserved only for them.

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