Graduate Advisor Newsletter July 2023

Dear in front of Adelbert Hall, Summer 2022

Welcome to this month's edition of the School of Graduate Studies newsletter to faculty advisors! Below you will find information on upcoming deadlines, academic policies, news, and more. Past newsletters will be archived on our website for you to review any time you wish.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please make sure you and your students are aware of these important dates and deadlines. Some may require your review, approval, and signature.

  • Aug 1: Last Day of Summer Classes
  • Aug 3: Final Grades Due to Registrar (12:00pm EDT)
  • Aug 18: Awarding of Summer Degrees
  • Aug 21: Fall Mandatory Grad TA Training
  • Aug 22: New Student Orientation Welcome Event
  • Aug 28: First Day of Fall Classes

Academic Policy Briefs

Advising Hold

Before your students can register for Fall 2023 classes, you will have to remove an advising hold on their accounts in SIS. Advising holds are automatically placed onto a student's account each semester before registration opens for the following term. If students have additional holds on their account in SIS they will not be able to register until all holds are resolved. Information on how to remove holds can be found on the SIS Resources page.

Academic Integrity

All students are expected to uphold standards of academic integrity. If faculty suspect a graduate student may have violated academic integrity standards (including but not limited to plagiarism, falsifying research results, cheating on exams, submitting duplicate work to fulfill assignments in more than one course, forging or altering University documents, etc.), they should submit an Academic Integrity Violation Report with supporting evidence to Senior Associate Dean Lynmarie Hamel. Further action will be determined after the report is reviewed by Grad Studies.

Useful Information

Fall New Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation, a self-guided, online resource to prepare grad students for their time at CWRU, will be open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, new students should visit the "First Steps" Information on our website to set up email, find off-campus housing, learn about community resources, and more. Student also need to complete items on the New Student Checklist including uploading a photo by Tuesday, August 1 for their student ID card. An in-person Welcome to Campus event will be held on Tuesday, August 22. Any questions about Orientation can be sent to

Teaching Assistant Training

Graduate students who will serve as teaching assistants (TA) for Fall 2023 courses are required to participate in TA Training including registering for UNIV 400 in SIS to take the webinar course in Canvas and a attend an in-person seminar on Monday, August 21. International student TAs also need to email to schedule a Spoken English Test (SET). If you or your student have questions, please contact

Opportunities for Students

Students with a well-defined research project that involves the application of digital tools and methods to scholarly or pedagogical problems, can apply to the 2023-24 Freedman Student Fellowship program. Application will be due in September. Interested students are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with the digital scholarship team before submitting.

KSL Course Requests

To have material ready by the first day of class, please make all course reserve book requests to Kelvin Smith Library by Monday, August 14.

University Resources

Please be aware of University Resources you can share with your students as needed. We will highlight a few each month.