Graduate College Frequently Asked Questions around Covid-19
Provided below are the most common questions coming in to the Graduate College related to admissions, matriculation (current students), graduate research and teaching assistantships, and other topics relevant to graduate students. After reviewing the list, if you do not find the information that you need please direct your question or concern to the appropriate resource email account listed below.
Include your name, student CWID, phone number where you can be reached, times that you can be reached, and a brief description of the question.
firstname.lastname@example.org: general inquires and admissions questions
email@example.com: inquires specifically related to electronic forms and matriculation issues (e.g., plan of study, thesis and dissertation deadlines, graduation)
firstname.lastname@example.org: student professional development activities
email@example.com: specific questions for the deans (e.g., Graduate Council, graduate faculty, scheduled meetings)
- I am graduating this semester. Are the thesis and dissertation defense forms available
Yes, the form is available in the Graduate Student Community in Canvas.
If a student has defended and a hard copy has been signed, the advisor can create a pdf of the form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org (The original can be sent to the Graduate College in campus mail or dropped in the document box at 202 Whitehurst.)
- What if I need to speak with someone from Matriculation about questions related to
my plan of study, graduation or degree requirement?
Matriculation is available for virtual appointments. Please email email@example.com to request an appointment.
- Continuation of GTA/GRA appointments during the pandemic
There have been a few questions about GTA/GRA positions with respect to individuals testing positive for COVID 19. Similar to the spring semester, Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships will continue with no change in pay. This will allow continuation of the offered amount of pay through the end of semester regardless of work status. If possible, graduate teaching/research assistant may make up the amount of hours required through other similar work during this academic year. Telecommuting options may be used when possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Graduate College (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about these situations or the related Leave of Absence.