News & Announcements

Spring 2023 Conference Participation Award

We are pleased to announce that The Graduate School’s Conference Participation Award (formerly the Doctoral Student Travel Award) will be accepting applications from December 1, 2022-January 15, 2023. The Graduate School is committed to helping graduate students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals during their time at the University of Connecticut. In support of […]

[Read More]

Federal Student Debt Relief Application Open

The Federal Student Debt Relief Application is now available. Eligibility information is available on the Student Aid website and the application deadline is December 31, 2023. Note: The Student Aid website is the only website a student should use to apply. The U.S. Department of Education has provided no other website, nor should a student be […]

[Read More]

Call for Nominations for the Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award

The AAUP UConn Chapter established the Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award to recognize the leadership and dedication of Edward Marth, former Executive Director of the AAUP UConn Chapter, to both encourage and reward outstanding mentoring of graduate students by UConn Graduate Faculty members. Recipients of the award have had direct and significant impact and involvement […]

[Read More]

2022-2023 Mandatory Compliance Training for Graduate Assistants

The University of Connecticut is committed to assuring the highest standard of integrity in all aspects of University life and in all University and University-sponsored activities.  As a result, all graduate assistants are required to take the three trainings detailed below.  ANNUAL COMPLIANCE TRAINING  The Office of University Compliance is required to provide annual compliance […]

[Read More]

Fall 2022: Last day of work for GAs holding F-1 and J-1 visas

The following information was shared with international GAs on 9/6/2022. Colleagues, Federal government regulations allow graduate students on F-1 and J-1 visas to hold on-campus employment while they are pursuing their degree. If you complete your degree requirements during Fall 2022 and if your degree is conferred in December, you will no longer be pursuing […]

[Read More]

The Graduate School Annual Report 2021-2022

Colleagues, Every year the Provost’s Office asks us to submit an annual report of activities and accomplishments. You will find this year’s report on our website. View the report by downloading the PDF. Last year’s report identified three priorities: Improving graduate student advising Analyzing policies for racially disparate outcomes Building our capacity to support minoritized […]

[Read More]

Revised Graduate School By-Laws Approved

The Graduate Faculty Council has recently approved revisions to the By-laws of The Graduate School.  The newly revised by-laws can be viewed here. Major changes include: New Pass/Fail Option for graduate students New rules regarding the resignation of major advisors and the role of the department in identifying a new advisor Clarification on the minimum GPA […]

[Read More]

UConn’s PostDoc Seed Award Winners 2022

The Graduate School is delighted to announce this year’s Postdoc Seed Award Recipients. Raquel Fleskes, from Anthropology, has been funded for the following project: This pilot research project seeks to develop a new method to extract ancient DNA from clay tobacco pipestems from colonial archaeological sites in Connecticut. Pipestems are common artifacts in colonial period […]

[Read More]

Upcoming GA Registration Deadline

As a reminder, all students employed as Graduate Assistants are required to maintain full-time student status (6 or more credits), as noted in their offer letter and The Graduate Catalog. Employment as a GA is a result of student status, therefore GAs are expected to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits before the […]

[Read More]

Faculty Affiliates for Inclusive Excellence

Colleagues, The Graduate School is pleased to announce that we will host two Faculty Affiliates for Inclusive Excellence each academic year beginning in Fall 2022. One affiliate will focus on improving support for students from minoritized communities. The other will focus on improving faculty mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with a particular focus […]

[Read More]