Contact The Graduate School

The Graduate School serves as a central resource for all graduate applicants and current students, as well as post-doctorates.

COVID-19 and Graduate School operations

Due to concern about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) contagion, The Graduate School office will be closed from March 16th until further notice.  Our staff will be working remotely during this time and the best way to reach us will be through email.  We will respond as quickly as possible and may be able to schedule phone and/or video meetings as needed. 

Email | As always, feel free to email with any concern, and we will get your e-mail to the right person and respond as quickly as possible.

Reception Desk | Our reception desk at the Whetten Graduate Center at the Storrs Campus is currently closed.

The COVID-19 situation continues to change very quickly. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority and continually guides our preparation, thinking, and actions. More information about COVID-19 is available at this website:

The Graduate School building is closed to visitors from March 16 through April 5, 2020, and there may be a delay in receiving and responding to voicemail.

Please contact us via email during this time.

General Inquiries
Graduate Admissions
Individual Staff Please see staff listing below.

We should be returning to normal business hours on Monday, April 6, 2020. Please refer to the University's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates webpage for updated information about campus operations.

Contact Us

(860) 486-3617
(860) 486-6739
Please include your student ID number with your e-mail.
Mailing Address
The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit-1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Visit Us

We are located on the second floor of The Whetten Graduate Center on the Storrs Campus.

Front Desk
8:00am to 5:00pm
For submission of paperwork and general inquiries.

Administrative Offices
8:30am to 4:30pm
Meet with grad school personnel and specific inquiries.
Appointments are recommended if you have a specific question or concern.

How can we help you?

To help direct any specific questions appropriately, please contact the Front Desk at (860) 486-3617 or send us an email by using our contact form.

Our front desk in the Whetten Graduate Center at the Storrs Campus is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Contact Form

Staff Listing

Vice Provost and Dean

List of People
Kent HolsingerVice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School 486‑0983

Graduate School Leadership

List of People
Karen BrescianoAssistant Dean of The Graduate School Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs 486‑0983
Barbara KreamAssociate Dean of the Graduate School 679‑3849
Kathleen SegersonAssociate Dean of The Graduate School 486‑0983

Graduate School Team

List of People
Cinnamon AdamsDirector of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Support‑486‑3617
Holly BrunetteAdministrative Services Specialist 486‑8812
Meg DrakosGraduate Admissions Associate 486‑7921
Stuart DuncanDirector of Fellowships, Outreach, and Programming 486‑0681
Shirley FiasconaroAdministrative Services Specialist 486‑0976
Anne LanzitAdmissions Manager 486‑0974
Marie LeBlancCommunications and Digital Strategy 486‑0978
Martha MarroniAdministrative Assistant 486‑0983
Lisa PaneSystems Administrator 486‑0608
Barbara ParzialeSecretary 486‑3617
Megan PetsaDirector of Graduate Student Administration 486‑0977