We have many resources available that will be beneficial for your academic, professional, and personal development. In addition to the individual contacts listed below, you can find a complete list of University offices that can help support you here at Rochester on our student support page.

Students preparing for the next step in their career should also check out our professional development page.

Department Coordinators

Each department has a graduate coordinator on staff, who is a great point of contact for questions and concerns related to your department and academics. They can assist with questions about a degree's coursework, communicate with faculty and department chairs, as well as help connect students with support resources should they encounter any challenges.

See the coordinator page to find out who your department coordinator is.


An ombudsperson is a faculty member who can provide confidential, impartial, and independent advice to graduate students. The ombudspersons can provide information about institutional policies and act as facilitators to help students:

  • Resolve their problems
  • Connect with those who can help

The ombudsperson can also:

  • Act as an informal mediator between the student and faculty or administrators
  • Provide feedback on patterns of problems and complaints to appropriate administrators

See the ombuds page for more information.