Graduate Student Services
The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs (ORGP) offers graduate student services support regarding academic policies, program requirements and by providing relevant data to assist with program planning and funding. CLA’s Graduate Student Services serves as a central node to learn about CLA graduate program requirements, student funding opportunities, and academic life for CLA graduate students, staff, and faculty on the Twin Cities campus.
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Helpful Links - CLA Graduate Student Support
- Graduate Student Resources
A curated and fairly extensive list of resource links for CLA graduate students across the university, including links to the Graduate School, GSSP, Services and Centers, Research Support and Funding, Summer Benefits, Well Being, Diversity, and much more.
- Leave of Absence Form and Process
Policy, Procedure & Instructions
- Graduate Degree Plans (GDP)
Form with Instructions
- Selecting Examination Committee Members
Policies, Procedures & Instructions
- Graduate Student Funding (by ORGP)
Learn more details about fellowship & funding opportunities
- CLA Graduate Career Services
One-on-one confidential career advising and a wealth of resources for CLA Graduate Students at all stages of their graduate work and life.
University-Wide Services for CLA Grad Students
- Graduate School: Student Services and Progress
This serves as a starting point for any important forms or processes required for degree completion.
- One Stop: Graduate Student Resources (GSSP)
One Stop’s page for teaching and course management, general policies, and financing your education.
- International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC)
For any staff and faculty conducting academic work in countries or locations designated as Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4 by the US Department of State to seek special permission from ITRAAC.
- Graduate & Professional Advising
The University offers advising tailored to graduate students' unique needs, such as difficult conversations, conflict resolution, teaching and research assistance, and health and well-being.
- Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Graduate students have the opportunity to join an organization that represents students who are seeking a research degree.