Graduate student resources
Helping University of Rochester graduate students and postdocs succeed in their research, classwork, and beyond
The goal of the University Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office is to support our graduate students through all their endeavors. From support in the classroom and life outside the classroom, financial resources to professional development, and more.
This website serves as a comprehensive resource for our current master’s students, postdoctoral associates, and others in our graduate student community.
Still making your graduate school decision? We encourage you to visit the University’s primary Admissions, Academics, and Programs pages to learn more about what Rochester has to offer.
Welcome message for students
“Graduate Education at the University of Rochester allows students to create an educational experience harnessing Rochester’s unique facilities, nationally ranked faculty, and superb research infrastructure. We strive to be an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and responsive organization at every level.
As Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education, I welcome you, and I encourage you to look through this website and discover the amazing opportunities for graduate education that exist at the University of Rochester. Meliora.”
—Melissa Sturge-Apple, Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education
registration is now open
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Eligible students can register to participate in the University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Describe your thesis and research to a general audience—in only three minutes—for a chance to win cash prizes!
Committees are an important service component of graduate education. The committees organized around the University Office of Graduate Education assist with oversight on academic policy and co-curricular activities. Importantly, they create an avenue of discussion between University administration and faculty, students, and staff on all graduate education matters at Rochester.
These committees are active and meet at regularly scheduled intervals over the academic year. If you are interested in learning more, please email UnivGradEducation@UR.Rochester.edu.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of the graduate deans in the schools.
Chaired by the executive director of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Comprised of admissions deans and directors at each school graduate admissions unit.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of student leaders and presidents of all graduate student/postdoctoral government organizations.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of faculty in their role as director of graduate study/education in each department.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of University council faculty representatives.
Need additional support?
Contact information by school
Ready to ask your questions? Find links to each school’s graduate office. You can also reach out to us, and we will point you in the right direction.