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A new year, a new way to stay connected!

With the new academic year, we are launching a new way of staying connected with U! You can expect this newsletter at the beginning of the month as a brief overview of the most important things happening at the Graduate School, including the most-read stories from our news website and upcoming events and deadlines.

We hope you enjoy it!

The Graduate School Team




3MT® is back!

An information session for doctoral students interested in becoming competitors for the third edition of our Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition will take place next Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Competitor applications are now open. Deadline: October 1.


Fighting for Children’s Creativity, Old-School Style

School of Education & Human Development alumna Meghan Owenz, Ph.D. '13, and her husband create a board game to encourage creativity in students.


Important Reads

Enforcement of Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Policy

Students planning on submitting their ETD for Fall 2018 semester graduation, or any subsequent semester, should be aware that all ETD deadlines must be met. Missed deadlines will result in your graduation being moved to the following semester.

Healthcare Coverage and the Health Insurance Subsidy for Eligible Coral Gables Graduate Students

If you are a Coral Gables Campus student who meets the eligibility requirements for the health insurance subsidy, sign up for the subsidy via Canelink by October 1.

Apply for graduation before Oct.12!

Graduating this semester? The application period for graduation is from September 12 to October 12, 2018. If you want your name in the Fall 2018 Commencement Book, be sure to apply before the October 12 deadline! No late applicants will be included in the Commencement Book.

Update on the Postdoctoral Programs Office

Effective September 1, 2018, the Postdoctoral Programs Office (PPO) reports to Graduate School Dean Guillermo "Willy" Prado.

Missed last week's ETD Writing Resources Workshop?

If you were unable to attend the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Writing Resources Workshop on September 5, but would like to watch it online, sign up by Sunday, September 16, 2018, to receive access to a recording of the entire session.


Coming up in September


5:00 pm

3MT® Info Session for Potential Competitors


6:00 pm

Grant Writing Workshop for National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Proposals, Part II


12:00 pm

Managing Challenging Relationships in Graduate School @ Med Campus