Contact

Office of Graduate Studies
124 White Hall
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 792-3335
(315) 792-3170 (Fax)

Resources for Graduate Students


Although not an exhaustive list, the resources below are likely to be most relevant to current graduate students at Utica College.  If you can't find what you're looking for, the Office of Graduate Studies is here to assist you.

Career Services
Counseling Services
Degree Evaluation
Dining Services
Grad Connect - graduate student e-newsletter
Graduate Student Organization
Health Center
Housing
Library
Online and Extended Studies
Read & Write Gold  (learning support software)
Registrar's Office
Smarthinking
Student Financial Services
TraxConnect - online networking
 


Career Services


The Office of Career Services offers a full range of services designed to help students explore how their interests, skills, and values relate to possible career paths; understand the importance of proper planning and preparations in goal setting; and assist in the successful transition from academic to professional life.  While nearly all services offered by Career Services are free to students, of special interest in the ability for students to obtain 20 complimentary business cards, receive 10 free sheets of resume paper, and have access to printing and faxing without charge.  Services include in-person and virtual mock interviews and assistance with professional correspondence such as resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters.


Counseling Services


Part of the Academic Support Services Center, Counseling Services is designed to help students regain a sense of control over personal or academic events that inhibit their success as students.  For personal concerns that may arise during a semester, counselors are available to offer confidential, goal-oriented counseling services in person or over the phone.  Located in 202 Hubbard Hall, you may also contact Michelle Morrow, Counselor, at (315) 792-3214.


Degree Evaluation


The degree evaluation is a valuable tool in helping students and advisors assess a student's progress toward earning their degree.  It can help determine what courses are still needed in order to graduate.  It is important to understand that the degree evaluation is only a tool; it is not an official report.  Final graduation decisions are made by the faculty.  If you feel the system has not handled your specific situation correctly, please consult with your advisor or the Office of Graduate Studies.  To run a degree evaluation:
> Log in to BannerWeb
> Click on "Student and Financial Aid"
> Click on "Student Records"
> Click on "Degree Evaluation"
> Select the term and click "Submit"
For additional information about how to run and read your degree evaluation, see the Degree Evaluation Information for Students PDF document on the Registrar's website.


Dining Services


Campus Dining Services operates several dining and beverage facilities across campus.  Located in Strebel Student Center (#12 on campus map), the Strebel Dining Commons is an all-you-can-eat dining hall that offers a variety of freshly prepared food selections and serves hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the Pioneer Café provides classic grill favorites and enjoy subs, wraps, and salads at Subway; and the new Pioneer Pub serves beer and wine with live music every Friday from 4pm-7pm during Spring 2012.  Enjoy a Starbucks Coffee or Simply-to-Go deli sandwich, salad, or dessert at Le Bistro, located in Gordon Science Center (#4 on campus map).  Serving a variety of coffee, tea, and smoothies, Common Grounds is located in the Frank E. Gannett Library (#9 on campus map).  For menus and hours, visit uticadiningservices.com.

 

Grad Connect

Grad Connect is Utica College's graduate student e-newsletter, which is published periodically by the Office of Graduate Studies.  It is intended to be your connection to what is happening with graduate students at UC.  Join the Grad Connect Email List.  Past issues can be viewed by following the Grad Connect link to the left.

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Graduate Student Organization

Founded in 2010, the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) was formed to be a liaison between graduate students, faculty, and the college administration in recognition of the many changes occurring since graduate programs were introduced at Utica College in 1999.  The purpose of the GSO is to advocate for the needs of both online and campus-based graduate students, encourage participation in campus life and governance, and collaborate with offices and student organizations in efforts to meet the needs of graduate students.  Get involved and let your voice be heard!


Health Center


Utica College's Student Health Center strives to meet students' needs during illness and injury, and promotes optimum health and wellness. Care is available to all students who complete a health form upon admission. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments. Service is free unless otherwise noted. All contact with the Student Health Center is strictly confidential. 
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Housing


Utica College does not have dedicated graduate housing on campus, but there is limited space in the upperclass residence halls that can be requested by graduate students.  A variety of housing options exist near the UC campus, and the Residence Life Office keeps an updated list of such off-campus housing and apartment options.  Please see the Living off Campus webpage for information regarding off campus housing.

Library

The Utica College Library provides a full range of resources and research assistance for all UC students, both resident and distance. The library website allows students to access a wide range of databases and e-journals even when they are not on campus, which can be useful to distance students or students working from home. The library also houses a collection of Utica College Dissertations. These can be accessed two ways, one through the old catalog, and two through the new catalog. Instructions on how to access dissertations in the former catalog can be found here, as well as instructions for accessing dissertations in the new catalog here
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Online and Extended Studies


The Office of Online and Extended Studies offers administrative support services, student success initiatives, and innovation for current students and faculty in Utica College's suite of online and non-traditional programs.  They can be reached at (315) 792-3001.  Prospective online students should visit programs.online.utica.edu or call (866) 295-3016.


Smarthinking


Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that is available to Utica College students. It provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some of the services included are connecting and live interaction with a tutor, submit writing assignments to the Online Writing Lab, and submitting questions to be answered by a tutor.


Registrar's Office


The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of students' academic records.  This includes the academic calendar, course registrations, academic transcripts, enrollment verification, and awarding degrees.  A number of forms, procedures, and resources for students and faculty are available on their website.

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Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) provides a variety of different services from assisting students with information regarding their account, billing questions, the tuition refund policy, and financial aid questions.  Bills can be viewed and paid online via the SFS website - utica.edu/sfs - and within BannerWeb.  Students should contact SFS for up-to-date information on tuition and fees.  If you have questions about how to finance your academic career at Utica College, we encourage you to contact the Office of Student Financial Services, located in 117 Hubbard Hall.


TraxConnect

TraxConnect is a secure, easy-to-use online system that helps upperclass and graduate students at Utica College to meet one another and possibly find roommates or carpool participants.  Create a profile and start interacting with other students today!

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