Published: Aug. 24, 2018

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Ann Schmiesing
Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

Welcome to the Graduate School.

Whether you are just beginning your graduate studies or returning from summer break, I wish you a successful fall semester. As scholars, researchers, artists, teachers, and so much more, your contributions enrich our campus and our community in countless ways.

To enhance your CU Boulder experience and support you in your academic work, the Graduate School offers numerous professional development opportunities and services. On our website, you’ll find information about research and travel grants, graduate writing support services, career advising, graduate student organizations, campus resources, and policies and procedures.

This fall semester, the Graduate School is delighted to host two writing workshops with scholar Helen Sword and monthly GradTalks in the BioLounge in the Museum of Natural History. We are also delighted to see the peer mentoring program continue—now in its third year—and the return of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

In these and other ways, the Graduate School is committed to improving the lives of CU Boulder’s more than 5600 graduate students. Throughout your studies and time here, I encourage you to get involved in our campus community and to take advantage of the many teaching support services offered by the Graduate Teacher Program (GTP), a division of the Graduate School. 

I also encourage you to route any concerns you may have through the organizational structure that directly serves graduate students, the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS), whose leadership team I meet with regularly. In doing so, we can work more closely and efficiently together as a team in addressing issues and answering questions to the benefit of the entire graduate student community.

I’m so glad you’ve chosen to pursue your graduate studies here and wish you a warm CU Boulder welcome.


Ann Schmiesing
Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs