The ArtSci GradWell initiative was enacted by the Office of Grad Studies for Arts & Sciences, student affairs team, in 2022, and 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.

The overall health and well-being of our graduate students in Arts & Sciences are of paramount importance to us. ArtSci GradWell, other university partners, and grad students themselves provide a number of services and opportunities to help our students be well in all aspects of their lives. We believe the goal should not be to ‘survive’ graduate school, but to ‘thrive’.


Graduate Student Association

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..

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New Student Information

Find information on the next steps after receiving your acceptance and other helpful resources for your transition to graduate school.

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Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentoring program was created to decrease inappropriate early attrition and promote academic success in PhD programs at Washington University in St. Louis. The purpose of the program is to facilitate relationships between more advanced PhD students and first- and second-year students.

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Dean's Distinguished Graduate Fellow

The Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowships in Arts & Sciences have been created to enhance the recruitment of and to recognize some of our most outstanding incoming graduate students. This program will support incoming PhD and MFA students with the promise of exceptional academic distinction; with a demonstrated interest to advance the public good; and who will contribute to the diversity and intellectual vitality of our university community.

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GradWell Newsletter

GradWell Newsletter
The Office of Graduate Studies publishes an email newsletter each month with updates and important information, such as events, important resources, academic opportunities, and much more. You will automatically begin receiving this newsletter at the beginning of each month. Read our past newsletters below:

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