From the Graduate School

Grad Welcome Week save-the-date

Grad Welcome Week 2022 is September 12, 13, and 14. All graduate students are invited to attend. A detailed schedule and registration links will be available soon.

  • Monday, Sept 12 - Graduate School orientation, resource fair, and international student orientation
  • Tuesday, Sept 13 - Library Day
  • Wednesday, Sept 14 - Graduate Teaching Assistant and International Graduate Teaching Assistant orientation

Graduate Writing Center is hiring

The Graduate Writing Center is seeking applications for multiple openings in the Graduate Writing Consultant graduate student position.

Applications from all disciplines are encouraged and hours are flexible. Graduate Writing Consultants receive training to work with peers on a wide range of scholarly and professional documents and writing tasks. Additionally, Graduate Writing Consultants are trained to address general academic writing, disciplinary, and research writing conventions in one-on-one and group settings, and in online and in-person formats.

If your career trajectory involves scholarly or other communication-focused work, training as a Graduate Writing Consultant can provide you with tools to be an effective collaborator and reviewer while you support the academic work of your peers at Oregon State University.

To apply, visit the OSU Jobs website.

Please contact Chris Nelson, Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Graduate School awards opening July 5, 2022

Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Awards
This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase innovation and creativity by our graduate students. The Graduate School will provide a cash award of $1000 to each student selected as OSU’s finalist for the award categories. Nominations may be submitted by the student's graduate program director or department chair/head. Students may not apply directly for this award.

Scholarly Presentation Award
The Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to help with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings. An individual student may receive up to $1000 in Scholarly Presentation Award funds per academic year. Students may now apply directly for this award!

Professional Development Award
Many professional development opportunities exist beyond the university to help graduate students build core competencies and transferable skills. The Graduate School invites students to apply for funding through the Professional Development Award to help cover costs for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities contributing to professional skills development. Students may receive up to $500 in Professional Development Award funds per academic year. Student may apply directly for this award.

Graduate School IT open office hours

Are you having a technical issue with a Graduate School service, page or form? Are you a current Oregon State student, faculty or staff? Join us for real-time help.

When: Every Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (PT)

From our partners

ASOSU graduate affairs coordinator

If you are looking for employment for the 2022-2023 school year, the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) is hiring for several positions including a graduate affairs coordinator. Get the full list of open positions. Deadline for coordinators is July 8.

Thesis and dissertation writing course this fall

WR 573 assists students who are in the writing stages of their thesis or dissertation. We will identify the expectations in your respective fields, analyze how they are met through writing, and develop achievable plans to meet those expectations. The course also emphasizes the cultivation of productive, healthy habits of writing, including strategies for self-assessment and for managing the mental and physical stresses that accompany such a major project. We will have group discussions, workshops, and individual conferences with the instructor. 3 credits, TR 4–5:20 p.m.,remote, CRN: 19632.

Introduction to Research Data Management Planning

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members. Next available workshop is August 22–26. Register at

Career Webinar by Beyond the Professoriate

Going on the academic job market this fall? Here's what you need to know.

When: 9 a.m. (PT), July 20
Where: Log in and then Register for the online session

Join the Beyond Prof team to discuss strategies for navigating and preparing for the job market this year. After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

In this webinar, the Beyond Prof Team will share with you these results. After attending this webinar, you'll be able to:

  • Outline the academic job market timeline.
  • Identify the essential documents you will need to apply for academic positions.
  • Develop a plan of action for going on the academic job market.
  • Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform to help you in your academic job search.