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Extended Hours at Graduate Studies

To accommodate our busy students during the first two weeks of the winter quarter, we are offering the following extended hours:

Extended Hours

  • Monday, January 8th: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 9th: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 16th: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 17th: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

We have also installed a drop box for those who need to drop off documents outside of business hours. We are located in Chaparral Hall room 123, Phone: 537-5058. We look forward to welcoming our students back to campus!


Upcoming Workshops

students seated in classroomCompleting a thesis, project, or dissertation? Graduate Studies is offering two workshops to help graduate students prepare their manuscript for submission and publication on CSUSB Scholarworks. The Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop reviews proper citations for quotations, paraphrases, surveys, tables and figures, and other materials you may plan to include in your manuscript. We will also explain how is used to check your manuscript during the thesis review. The Submission and Review Process Workshop explains the steps for submitting your manuscript for review at Graduate Studies and required forms and deadlines. Workshops are held in the multipurpose rooms in the lower Commons.

Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop

  • Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Eucalyptus Room
  • Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Eucalyptus Room

Submission and Review Workshop

  • Tuesday, January 30, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Panorama Room
  • Powerpoint available online 24/7

The Pfau Library Library is offering a number of workshops this quarter that are sure to be of interest to graduate students. These include basic and advanced research skills, information on publishing a scholarly article, and information literacy for teaching assistants. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Upcoming Library Workshops:

  • Critical Information Literacy for Graduate Teaching Assistants: Jan. 23, 5:00 pm
  • Graduate Studies Basic Research: Jan. 25, 5:00 pm.

Please see the Library Workshop Calendar for details and registration.


Two New Fellowships for Graduate Students Studying Disability Policy

Capital Building, Washington DCThe Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy is offering two fellowship programs for graduate students conducting related research. The summer fellowship program is an opportunity for students in master’s programs or early in doctoral programs to spend the summer of 2018 at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy. The dissertation fellowship program will offer financial support via a $28,000 stipend to students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy. Dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution during the fellowship. More information can be found at the Mathematica Center website. Deadlines for both programs are in mid-February 2018. Please contact the Mathematica Center if you have any questions.



Required End Sexual Violence Training Deadline is Jan. 24, 2018

Title IX Gender Equity Office SealThe Title IX & Gender Equity Office upholds the CSU Chancellor’s Executive Order to address sexual discrimination, harassment and violence in an educational institution’s academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic activities. The office is a resource for education, assistance, and reporting options on sexual misconduct.

All students, including graduate students, are required to complete mandatory End Sexual Violence Training each academic year. Options include online training, events, and workshops administered by the Title IX & Gender Equity Office. Please visit the Title IX website for more information on training, deadlines, and resources.



Thesis Digitization Project (Scholarworks)

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Prior to 2014, CSUSB theses, projects, and dissertations were available as hard-copy only. Pfau Library is at work on a project to digitize its collection of hard-copy theses and make them available on the internet via CSUSB Scholarworks. For more information or to opt out of digitization, see the Thesis Digitization Project or contact librarian Stacy Magedanz,