Monthly Graduate Student Newsletter

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Monthly School of Graduate Studies Newsletter

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:

November 2020: Fall Ends Early

  • Submit Graduation Materials by December 11!
  • Thanksgiving Break & End of the Semester
  • Leave of Absence (LOA) Requests
  • Register for Spring 2021 Classes; Remove Holds
  • January 2021 Session
  • Modified Spring 2021 Semester
  • Passphrases Required for CWRU Login
  • Safety Tips For Break on Campus
  • Safety Tips For Break while Traveling

Previous Newsletters:
October 2020: Make Sure to Vote!

Vote by November 3. Course Audit & Withdrawal, Incompletes: November 6. Final Oral Defense. Free the PhD Virtual Summit. Daylight Saving Time Ends: November 1. Thanksgiving Break & End of Semester. Modified Spring 2021 Semester. (Mildly) Spooky Grad Game Night. GSC Professional Development Conferences. Get Your Flu Shot! Therapy and Support Sessions. Emergency Fund for Students. CWRU EMS in Greater University Circle. Reviewers Needed for Safer Campus Guidebook. Upcoming Events

September 2020: A Quiet Start to Fall

Apply for January Graduation. Professional Grad Student & Postdoc Coaching. NSF Grad Research Fellowship Info Panel. Verify Your Final Exams. Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick Leave & Vacation Policies. Campus Goes Remote During Debates. Register to Vote. Did You Miss New Student Orientation? GSC Professional Development Conference Series. Add a Preferred Name, Personal Pronoun, or Gender Identity in SIS. Get Your Flu Shot! Translational Fellows Program. Child Care Resources. Academic Career Success Conference. Spoken English Accuracy for Presentation Skills Seminar. You Count! 2020 Census.

August 2020: Welcome! #MaskUpCWRU

Grad Studies Staff Back on Campus. Congrats to Summer Graduates! Waiver of Registration. Space Management Initiatives. Waive Student Medical & One-to-One Fitness plans. Labor Day: No University Holiday. How to remove holds in SIS. Notification for Final Oral Defense. Update to Office 365. Freedman Student Fellowships. Eduroam for Wireless Access Away from CWRU. Considering a Career in Teaching? Guidelines for Student Organizations. Online Spoken English Programs. Interested in a University Committee? Diversity 360 for Graduate Students. MOVE Forward. Childcare Support for Grad Students. Athletic Facilities Reopen. Use Grubhub for Campus Dining. CWRU Facemask Fundraiser Campaign.

July 2020: Summer Heat While Looking Toward Fall

Fall New Student Orientation is Online. Summer Graduates: Submit Final Materials. Waiver for the Student Medical and One-to-One Fitness. Student and Exchange Visitor Program Updates. Extensions on Milestones and Deadlines. Join the Academic Integrity Board/University Judicial Board! University Health & Counseling Services Opportunities. Spoken English Seminars Continue in July. Postdoctoral Research Associate Training Program

June 2020: A Quiet Campus this Summer

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Summer Graduates: Waiver of Registration. Summer Graduates: Submit Final Materials. Calendar Changes to Fall Semester. Diplomas for May Graduates. Summer English Skills Tutoring. Passphrases for Online Security. Congratulations to our Awards Winners! John S. Diekhoff Awards for Faculty. Parking Permits on Campus. Necessities and Groceries.

May 2020: Celebrating our Students!

Virtual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Virtual Commencement. Register Now for Summer & Fall Classes. Summer 2020 Graduation. Waiver of Registration. Payment Plans in SIS. Open Science Framework (OSF). Fellowship Courses. Other Graduate Student Awards. Share Your Remote Learning Experiences. New Opportunities to Speak with Counselors. You Count! 2020 Census.

March 2020: Social Distance Learning Begins

Grad Studies Staff Working Remotely Submit Graduation Materials. Course Audit & Withdrawal, Incompletes. Holds in SIS and How to Remove Them. Rapid OnLine Learning (ROLL). Stipends from College of Arts & Sciences. Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick Leave & Vacation Policies. Nominate Students for Graduate Awards. Spoken English Programs. Career Success During Times of Disruption. GSC Guidebook for Mentors and Mentees. Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Join GSC's Exec Board. Online Writing Resources

February 2020: Snow & ice, the semester continues!

Commencement. Verify Final Exams. Notification for Final Oral Defense. Anti-Plagiarism Tools. Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick Leave & Vacation Policies. Grad Life Game Night. Graduate Assistants Needed. Nominate Students for Graduate Awards. Make Your Voice Heard. English Conversation Hour. Winter Weather Alerts. American Son Film Screening & Discussion. $1000 Subsidy for Music Settlement Child Enrollment.

January 2020: Roar into a New Year & a New Semester!

Welcome New Students. Diplomas for Jan 2020 Graduates. Last Day to Register for Spring Classes. Student Medical Plan: Plan Waiver. One-to-One Fitness: Plan Waiver. Apply for May Graduation. Waiver of Registration. Considering a career in teaching. Preferred name. Cookies & cocoa with the Office of Graduate Student Life. Diekhoff Committee Members Needed. Expanded counseling & health services. Dental School Clean & Screen Day. Graduate Student Greek Life House Director. Graduate Diversity 360 Series. KSL Art of STEM Competition.

December 2019: Wrapping up the semester as we wrap up the decade!

Spring New Student Orientation. Final exams and University closure. Fellowship courses. New Computer & Data Sciences Department. Safety on campus & while traveling. Grad representatives on Faculty Senate committees. Renew student parking permit. KSL Art of STEM Competition. New way to VPN. Funding available for presenting at a conference. Second annual Professional Development Day.


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