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

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, (315) 792-3427.

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, 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 tacos, burritos, nachos, and burrito bowls at Tres Habaneros; and the new Pioneer Pub serves beer and wine.  Enjoy a Starbucks Coffee or Simply-to-Go deli sandwich, salad, or dessert at Le Bistro, located in Gordon Science Center.  Serving a variety of coffee, tea, and smoothies, Common Grounds is located in the Frank E. Gannett Library.  For menus and hours, visit (See our Campus Map for building locations.)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Affairs has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and their answers. These FAQ’s range from where to obtain a student id card and where to go to cash a check to bus schedules and transportation information. To see the complete list click here.

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.  Grad Connect will be sent periodically to your UC email address. To join the mailing list email and let us know you would like to receive Grad Connect.  The current issue along with past issues can be viewed by following the Grad Connect link to the left.

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. Located on the second floor of Strebel Student Center.


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.


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 (prior to Fall 2013), 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

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 or call (866) 295-3016.

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.


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.

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 - - 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.

Writing Resources

The Guide to Graduate Level Writing presentation will help you learn the difference between graduate and undergraduate level writing; tips on choosing a topic, sources, drafts, editing and more.

Reflective writing is when the student makes connections between readings and classroom experiences and explains how they affect your thinking and practice. Find out more in this presentation.


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120 White Hall
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 792-3335
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