Graduate Resources

Laptop Check Out

LaptopStudents can now borrow a laptop from the Office of Graduate Studies! This new service is made possible by the Vital Technology Initiative (VTI) Grant.

To check out a laptop, please contact our staff at the front desk in the Office of Graduate Studies, CH-123; you will need your Coyote OneCard (CSUSB student ID card). Check-out period is 4 hours maximum. Laptops can leave the office, and have to be returned to the office after 4 hours or before the office closes at the end of the day. Be sure to save your files to your own USB drive!

Lost, stolen, or damaged replacement fees:  Up to $1,300 per laptop.

Graduate Student Handbook

Developed by the Office of Graduate Studies, our graduate student handbook, A Guide to Graduate Studies: Policies, Procedures, and Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Format includes valuable information on university procedures pertaining to graduate students, as well as information on submitting and formatting your thesis, project or dissertation.

A Guide to Graduate Studies: Policies, Procedures, and Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Format

Pfau Library

The Pfau Library offers valuable tools for conducting more effective research, managing sources and creating citations. Many of the library's workshops are tailored to graduate students; these include Basic Research, Advanced Research, and the Zotero citation management tool. The list of online tutorials includes tips on using the library, choosing a research topic, and online searching. The library's website also houses a long list of Library Guides. The Guides can be organized by discipline, and can help direct your research and answer questions specific to your program. They also contain more general information such as how to write a literature review, and handy citation guides for APA and MLA. Take the time to explore the Pfau Library's website and familiarize yourself with all it has to offer.

Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) provides opportunities and resources for conducting research and other scholarly and creative activities. Student and faculty grants, student workshops, the OSR Journal of Student Research, and the annual CSUSB Student Research Symposium are just a few of the assets OSR has to offer.

Graduate Writing Center

Writing consultants at the CSUSB Graduate Writing Center work one-on-one with graduate students who wish to improve and refine their compositions. Writing consultants help with clarity, structure, grammar, citations, and all aspects of the writing process. The Graduate Writing Center is located in the College of Education, room 311. Please visit their website or more information and to schedule an appointment.

DREAMers Resource and Success Center

The DREAMers Resource and Success Center serves the undocumented student population on campus. It provides information on immigration, AB 540, employment opportunities, legal referral, available funding, and much more. The resource center is located in the Santos Manuel Student Union, room 120-B.

Obershaw DEN CSUSB Food Pantry

The Obershaw DEN is an on-campus food pantry for students facing food insecurity. It provides meals and hygiene products to currently enrolled CSUSB students in need, as well as referrals to other services. Students must present their Coyote One ID Card when visiting the DEN; confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Services to Students with Disabilities

The Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) is committed to providing eligible students accommodations that ensure equal access to learning and equal opportunity for academic success. Services include notetaking, on-campus transportation, exam accommodations, and class aides. Please contact SSD for a consultation and to learn more about the services they offer.


The CARE (Campus Assessment, Response and Education) Team provides assessment, support and resources to at-risk individuals. The CARE Team should be contacted about individuals who may be exhibiting behaviors of concern in relation to their personal, physical or emotional wellbeing, or who are behaving in a manner that is intimidating, disruptive, aggressive or violent. The CARE team is also able to provide referrals for other resources and support.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling to all enrolled CSUSB students. Some issues commonly addressed by CAPS include anxiety, relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, personal trauma, or loss of a loved one.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides first aid and outpatient medical services to all enrolled students. Services include basic health care, physicals, and vaccinations. The staff includes doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and a pharmacist. The Center is open Monday through Friday.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office oversees implementation of Title IX on campus, and implements the End Sexual Violence Training and addresses complaints about sexual misconduct and harassment. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus).