Graduate Life


Graduate Life

The Office of Graduate Studies recognizes that each of our graduate students brings a diverse and varied background to our community. For that reason, we work to ensure that your graduate experience is both personally and academically rewarding by developing events, resources, and services to support you.

In addition to supporting your academic needs, the Office of Graduate Studies and Washington University offer a range of services to help students transition to life in St. Louis. From housing to childcare, resources are available to help graduate students thrive.

The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is the social and intellectual hub of graduate life at Washington University in St. Louis, a dedicated space for all graduate and professional students to meet, connect, and engage. Visit the center to learn about their events and programs for graduate students, leadership opportunities, and more. 

Gradwell - Washington University Office of Graduate Studies



The ArtSci GradWell initiative looks to encompass a truly holistic approach to supporting graduate student well-being in Arts & Sciences. Programming and support ranges from monthly social and community-building gatherings to financial literacy and career and professional development, to mindfulness-based stress reduction work, and more.

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Information for New Students

Learn more about steps to take after you accept your offer.

New Student Checklist

Professional Development

The Office of Graduate Studies is passionate and dedicated about fostering a culture that supports diverse career pathways for all of our graduate students in Arts & Sciences. This includes tracking and publishing career outcomes, developing faculty, and providing an array of resources to our graduate students.

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A&S Grad Student Association (GSA)

The A&S GSA will be a student-led organization that represents all graduate students in A&S, coordinating activities and programming for those students.. 

Graduate Student Association

Mentoring Your Way

Mentoring is a critical component of graduate education. Developing a network of mentors, whether faculty, staff, peers, or industry professionals, is crucial to a graduate student’s life, well-being, and overall success. Faculty advisors in particular play a central role in the graduate experience, from research advisors to other faculty in a student’s program to faculty outside a home department that provide guidance, coaching, or a sounding board. The Office of Graduate Studies has developed a multi-pronged mentoring initiative to support this critical component of our grad students’ experience.

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