Resources for Current Graduate Students

The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to providing opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills to ensure you get the most out of your graduate education at TU. We are dedicated to your success from the time you are admitted until you complete your degree and beyond.

Students in Classroom

The Graduate Student Resource Guide (PDF) — created by the Graduate Student Association with support from the Office of Graduate Studies — is a guide for new and continuing graduate students with direct links to resources both on and off campus. It is intended to supplement the Graduate Catalog; however, we encourage you to talk to your fellow students, staff, and faculty members for additional information.

Graduate Research and Creative Achievement Awards

Graduate program directors are encouraged to nominate their top students to the Graduate Studies Committee for Graduate Research Opportunities & Awards.

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships are awarded annually to students enrolled in a terminal degree program (Ph.D., MFA) by the Office of Graduate Studies. Additional scholarships are available from the Alumni Association and your academic college.

Graduate Student Association

Want to get involved in activities with your fellow graduate students from across campus? The Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosts events through the academic year to build community. Additionally, the GSA represents the graduate student voice on committees across the campus.  

Graduate Catalog

Unsure of requirements for your program? Want to read the description of that course you are considering taking? If so, the graduate catalog is the official university resource for all academic policies and procedures. 

Theses and Dissertations

The graduate thesis or dissertation is the culmination of a research based graduate degree. This page summarizes some important steps in the process, however the Office of Graduate Studies Guidelines for Preparing Theses and Dissertations (PDF) is the official authority on all aspects of the undertaking.

Graduate Student Appeals

In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your program, head to the graduate appeals page.

Graduate Space on Campus (hours subject to change)

Day Grad Student Center (PY 205) Graduate Reading Room (CK 202A)
Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - business hours 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - business hours 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday NA Noon - 8 p.m.

All grad students have TU One Card swipe access to CK, Rm. 202A. If access is not activated, please send your name and TU ID to 

Current Cook (CK) Library Hours Main Floor Cook Library Open 24/7.

Graduation and Commencement


Graduate Students must have their academic records reviewed for completion of your program by the academic department as well as the Graduation Office. This process is called “applying to graduate” and is done online through their PeopleSoft Student Dashboard.


Commencement is the ceremony that recognizes your achievements. Information about the next event ceremony is available at TU Commencement.