Graduate School Newsletter
November 30, 2021
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It’s Giving Tuesday, and the Graduate School is raising funds to support our graduate students who are raising families. Raising a child is expensive. Many graduate students do not have family nearby to help care for their children. They rely on childcare services, which cost more and more. Those who cannot afford childcare might take longer to earn their degree or could be put in a position to drop out of graduate school.
That is why, this Giving Tuesday, gifts to the Graduate School will go toward scholarships to assist with childcare costs to provide graduate students much needed support to relieve a significant financial burden. We would love your help in spreading the word about our fundraising campaign! Please share our campaign posts on social media (morning, noon, late afternoon).
The Graduate School invites you to a celebratory Brown Bag session with coffee and cookies! As we conclude our first semester of university activities retuning to mostly in-person since the start of the pandemic let’s use this opportunity to reflect on how we have adapted to change to support student success and share ideas to continue to strive for excellence in graduate education at K-State. The Graduate School will provide cookies and coffee.
- Attend in-person: 121 Eisenhower Hall
- Attend via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/94668870738?pwd=UGMreUZ0RHV0dTV6K09OV0tWbUtMZz09
Meeting ID: 946 6887 0738
Please let us know if you plan on attending in-person by December 10. RSVP here.
The Spring 2022 Graduate School Brown Bag series will kick-off on January 26 at 11:30am. In this session, we will take a deeper dive into the Graduate Milestones dashboard with discussion focused on pilot reports for program of study completion. Meeting location and Zoom details are forthcoming.
Domestic applicants - the deadline for domestic applicants is 4-6 weeks prior to the start of each term. However, some departments have their own deadlines so applicants should refer to the department's program page.
International applicants - the deadline for international applicants is as follows:
- Spring Term: August 1
- Summer Term: December 1
- Fall Term: January 8
Only terminal degree students (EdD, PhD, MFA) need to register to attend commencement. Please contact the Miranda Schremmer(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still need to register.
Tickets are not required for guest attendance. Graduates will be given a Grad Pass to aid with check-in the day of the ceremony, but this is NOT a ticket. Graduates will receive their unique Grad Pass to their K-State email the week of commencement. Grad Passes should be printed and brought with you to the commencement ceremony.
Masks will be required for graduates and their guests. Graduates are permitted to remove their mask for the staged backdrop photo. No handshaking will be permitted during the ceremony.
Please check the commencement website for more details.
The Graduate School will host a welcome session for all new graduate students on January 12 from 1:00-4:30pm in the Leadership Studies Town Hall. Additionally, new international students must attend an orientation hosted by International Student and Scholar Services, and the Teaching and Learning Center will offer a session for new GTAs. Details of some of these sessions are still being finalized. Information will be posted on the Graduate School’s orientation webpage.
We are also in the process of posting “Getting Started” tutorials to our website to provide new graduate students guidance on logistics related to technology access, enrolling in classes, billing and making payments, preparing for an assistantship appointment, and more. The Graduate School will send a message directly incoming students and will notify graduate programs when these resources are available and when registration is open for welcome and orientation sessions.
The Graduate School is accepting applications for recruitment funding grants. The grants assist graduate programs with hosting campus visit events in the spring for applicants admitted to doctoral programs (or terminal degree master’s programs) for Fall 2022.
- Programs will receive up to $500 per student attending the recruitment event and a maximum of $5,000.
- Programs will be expected to make the travel arrangements and provide any additional funding necessary to support activities.
- Complete the online application form by December 10, 2021. Funding decisions will be made by December 22.
Direct questions to Dr. Sarah Reznikoff, Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School, at email@example.com, 532-6191.
Current and incoming graduate students seeking an assistantship are encouraged to explore student affairs-related assistantship positions available across campus. Students can submit a single application to apply for multiple positions. The application deadline is February 7. The Office of Student Success is coordinating the application and interview process for these specific positions. Questions about the positions and application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Dec 10||Graduate School commencement, 1:00pm, Bramlage Coliseum|
|Dec 10||Recruitment Funding Grants application deadline|
Spring 2022 Welcome & Orientation for New Graduate Students
Graduate School Brown Bag Celebration
Graduate Assistantship application deadline