Monthly Graduate Student Newsletter

Globe and newspaper

Here you will find the most recent monthly newsletter, special editions, as well as the archives for the past 12 months.  Stay up to date on graduate studies policies, reminders, dates/deadlines, and general CWRU happenings.

Current Newsletter:

January 2022: A New Year to Stay Strong

  • Congrats to Winter Graduates!
  • Waiver of Registration: Jan 21
  • Student Medical Plan Waiver: Jan 21
  • One-to-One Fitness Plan Waiver: Jan 21
  • Apply for May Graduation: Feb 11
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
  • Required Testing
  • Diekhoff Committee Members Needed
  • Grad Student & Postdoc Coaching Program
  • Policy on Events
  • FSM Grants for Women-Identified
  • Grad Assistants for ResLife Needed
  • Child Care Resources
  • Winter Weather Alerts
  • Join GSC University Committees
  • Upcoming Events

Previous Newsletters:
December 2021: Another Historic Year Ends

Spring New Student Orientation. Teaching Assistant (TA) Training. Last Day to Register for Spring Classes. Student Medical Plan. Diplomas for Jan 2022 Graduates. Waiver of Registration. Fellowship Courses. Winter Break Campus Closure. ISS Cautions International Travel. Changes to Campus Shuttles Over Break. Safety on Campus & While Traveling. Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). New Booster Requirement. Testing Before & After Break. KSL's 4th Annual Art of STEM Competition.

November 2021: Thankful for a Calmer Semester

Submit Graduation Materials. Thanksgiving Break & End of the Semester. Full Term Withdrawal. Register for Spring 2021 Classes and Removing Holds. Leave of Absence (LOA) Requests. Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). Food Resources for Students. Vaccines and Boosters. Testing Available on Campus Before Upcoming Travel. Funding Available for Conferences. Physical Resource Center.

October 2021: A Cooler, Calmer Fall

Resolve Spring & Summer 2021 Incompletes. Last Day for Course Withdrawal. Deadline to Audit a Course. Fall Break. Final Oral Defense. Flu Shots. Grad Life Food Pantry. Expansion of V-Fund. End of Daylight Saving Time. Emergency Fund for Students. Election Day. CWRU EMS in Greater University Circle. Meet the Incoming Fall 2021 Grad Students.

September 2021: An Active Fall Returns

Apply for January Graduation. Verify Your Final Exams. Holidays, Leave, & Vacation Policies. KSL Study Carrel Lottery. Negotiating Conflict Along the Academic Journey. Get Your Flu Shot! Staying Safe at CWRU. Voluntary COVID-19 Testing. Names, Pronouns, & Identity in SIS. Slides & Info from New Student Orientation. Get Your Refunds Faster. Funding Opportunities.

August 2021: Welcome! #MaskUpCWRU

Congrats to Summer Graduates! Diplomas for August 2021 Graduates. Waiver of Registration. Waive Medical and Fitness Plans. Register for Fall 2021 Classes. Eduroam Wireless Access Away from CWRU. Considering a Career in Teaching? Required Three Weeks of COVID Testing. Mask Requirement. PPE Kits for Students. Vaccination Requirement. GSC Welcome Back Party. Gender Neutral Bathrooms. Free Shuttles Around Greater University Circle. Useful Apps to Download.

July 2021: Upswing of Summer

New Vaccination Requirements. Updates to Campus COVID-19 Protocols. Fall New Student Orientation is Online. Register for Fall 2021 Classes. Waiver for Medical and Fitness Plans. CWRU Take Two. Teaching Assistant Training. Updates to International Travel. Funding Available for Conferences! Weekly Farmers Markets on Campus. Help Share Inspirational Stories. Take a Walk on Campus. Beyond the Professoriate Online Workshop. Northeast Ohio County Fairs.

June 2021: Celebrations End the Spring

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Updates to Campus COVID-19 Protocols. Summer Graduates: Submit Final Materials. Freedman Student Fellowships. Summer English Skills Tutoring. Congratulations to Student Awards Winners! John S. Diekhoff Awards for Faculty. Juneteenth & Independence Day. Parking Permits on Campus. Funding Available for Virtual Conferences! Daycare Available at 121. Changes in Bus Routes

April 2021: Spring Continues

Commencement Ceremony: May 28. Submit Graduation Materials by April 30. Register for Summer and Fall Classes. UNIV 401 Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching Seminar. Funding Available for Virtual Conferences. Get Your Vaccines. Beyond the Professoriate Online Career Conference. Virtual Summer Intern: Broadening Participation in Graduate Education. GSC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Research Award. Nominations Needed: New International Student Advisory Council. Virtual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Stay Safe in the Spring. Mandatory Weekly COVID-19 Testing

March 2021: a Welcomed Spring Begins

Mandatory Weekly COVID-19 Testing. Commencement Announcement. Submit Graduation Materials. Last Day for Course Withdrawal. Incomplete (I) Grades from Fall 2020. Auditing Courses. Final Oral Defense. Anti-Plagiarism Tools. Holidays, Parental & Leave, Vacation Policies. Nominate Students for Graduate Awards. Apply for Social Justice Fellowship. Baker-Nord Center Graduate Research Grants. Material Borrowed from KSL. Oxford Handbooks Online at KSL. Community Concerns Reporting System. Spoken English Programs. Sustainability and Climate Change Survey. Food Insecurity Resources. International Student Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner. First Generation Grad Students: Financial Wellness Game Night. KSL How to Get Published Webinars. Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

February 2021: a Late Start to the Semester

Mandatory Weekly COVID-19 Testing. Apply for May Graduation. Verify Your Final Exams. Unity Banquet Scholarship. Copy Your SIS Schedule to Google Calendar. Daylight Saving Time Begins in March. "Spring Break" No-Class Days. Nominate Faculty for Diekhoff Awards. Food Insecurity Resources. Spoken English Programs. Join GSC University Committees. Advocate Drop-in Hours. GSC Masks Available. SA&L Grad Student Assistantships. Campus Shuttles

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