Graduate Advisor Newsletter - September 2022

Northern CWRU Main Quad Facing Tomlinson Hall, Fall 2019

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 important dates and deadlines. Some may require your review, approval, and signature.

  • Oct 7 - Deadline to Apply for Fall 2022 Graduation
  • Oct 24 & 25 - Fall Break
  • Nov 11 - Deadline for Class Withdrawal
  • Nov 11 - Deadline to Audit
  • Nov 11 - Final date to resolve Spring and Summer 2022 Incompletes

Academic Policy Briefs

Applying for Fall Graduation

If your student has completed or will complete all graduation requirements this semester they will need to apply in SIS for January graduation by Friday, October 7. If they applied to graduate in spring or summer 2022 but did not complete all requirements they must apply again this semester. All graduation materials must be submitted to by December 9.

Fall Break

Effective this semester, students in the School of Graduate Studies will receive a two-day break from classes and class activities in the fall; this break will correspond to the undergraduate calendar: Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25. Please note that this exemption applies only to classes and class activities; faculty may still require graduate students to perform research activities during fall break.

New Course Action Form

The former SIS Online Course Action Form has now been replaced with an electronic process using a new Course Action Form. Contact if you still need access to the new system or have any questions. You can also request training for your department.

Useful Information

Funding for Students

Our latest student newsletter has information on many funding opportunities you may wish to share with your students.

Application Open for 2023

The application is now open for prospective students to apply to Graduate Studies for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023. The application site can be found here. Check out the SGS website for Application Deadlines and Instructions. Any questions related to Admissions can be directed to

Student Mentorship

Members of the community are invited to apply to be a mentor of women-aligned doctoral students at CWRU in similar fields. Mentors are expected to meet with their mentee about once a month as well as attend larger events in October and April. The Doctoral Professional Mentoring Program is managed by Women in Science and Humanities Earning Doctorates (WISHED) and applications are due Thursday, October 6.

Additionally, the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) is also seeking mentors for women-aligned undergrads in its Professional Mentoring Program.

New Director of Postdoctoral Affairs

In August, Felicia Moss was officially appointed as the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in Grad Studies. Felicia is not a new face on campus; prior to this, she served as interim director since the spring as well as with our admissions team for years. Any questions about postdocs at CWRU can be sent to

Material from Orientation

If you want to see what information new students received during Orientation last month, you can review all the material on Canvas (log-in and access to the course required).

University Resources

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