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.
CLA Graduate Student Resources
- CLA Graduate Lighthouse Newsletter
Sign up to receive a newsletter published quarterly with graduate student-focused career planning, support services and events.
- Career Opportunity Announcements
Join the CLA Google Group to receive real-time updates regarding employment opportunities, career fair listings, and more.
- Graduate Student Resources
An extensive list of resource links for CLA graduate students across the university, including links to the Graduate School, GSSP, Research Support and Funding, Summer Benefits, and more.
- 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.
- Graduate Student Funding
Learn more details about fellowship & funding opportunities
- Certificates and Minors
Discover over 40 graduate minors & certificate programs
- Mental Health and Wellness Resources
A list of resources available to address academic and personal challenges.
Forms, Policies and Procedures
- CLA-Specific Leave of Absence Procedures
Policy, Procedure & Instructions
- Graduate Degree Plans (GDP)
Form with Instructions
- Selecting Examination Committee Members
Policies, Procedures & Instructions
University-Wide Services for CLA Grad Students
- Graduate School: Student Services and Progress
A starting point for 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.
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Services for international graduate students including walk-in advising regarding academic counseling and support, career support and funding programs.
- 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
- Teaching Assistance: Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)
Offers workshops, webinars and training opportunities year-round to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.