The Graduate Peer Mentoring Program pairs established graduate students with peers who are new to graduate school. The role of a peer mentor is to provide support, encouragement, and information.  Peer mentors serve as graduate student life experts and they may have suggestions about work-life balance, adjusting to life in Boulder, advisor/advisee relationships, etc. Ideally, mentors serve as both personal and professional support for their mentees.

Program Expectations

  • While participants may be paired within their own disciplines when requested, one aim of the program is to offer graduate students ways to meet and build community across disciplinary boundaries. This program is a supplement to existing departmental mentoring programs
  • Participants are free to set their own meeting schedules, but we expect that you will try to meet at least once a month throughout the academic year.
  • All paired participants will be asked to attend an orientation at the beginning of fall term where we will discuss mentoring skills and expectations. There will also be time for socializing and refreshments will be served.
  • We expect that each participant will make a good faith effort to communicate with her/his mentor/mentee.