Graduate Student Center (GSC)

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Description

The Graduate Student Center is a central hub for resources, activities, support, and advocacy for all graduate and professional students at Penn.  

In addition to providing a central gathering and study space for students, the Grad Center holds hundreds of events each year designed to help students gain the skills, experiences, and community they need for a truly successful graduate experience.

We also provide a range of services and resources to empower graduate and professional students to participate fully in the graduate community at Penn. In addition to our Navigating the Academy and Graduate Life programming and resources, our comprehensive resource guide can also help connect you with the resources and support you need - whether it's finding mentorship, building connections on campus, accessing accommodations, or something else.

The Grad Center team also advises individuals and graduate student groups on all aspects of graduate life at Penn. Students can contact us with their availability to schedule an appointment or send questions to the whole team at gradcenter@upenn.edu for a response.

** Visit www.gsc.upenn.edu/online for information, digital resources, and activities to help you stay connected and academically successful while on-campus operations remain limited. **

Points of Contact

GSC
Graduate Student Center
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Services Offered

Welcoming, centrally-located space to relax and connect with other graduate and professional students from across the University | Hundreds of events each year designed to help students gain the skills, experiences, and community they need for a truly successful graduate experience. | Wide range of services and resources to empower graduate and professional students to participate fully in the graduate community at Penn. | Individual and group study/meeting spaces | Individual and Group Funding | Comprehensive resource guide: www.gsc.upenn.edu/resources | Advising for both individuals and graduate student groups on all aspects of graduate life at Penn. | And, of course, FREE coffee and tea for graduate and professional students when our building is open :)

Signature Events

New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation; Dissertation Boot Camp and writing retreats; Fourth Fridays @ Five; Language Chats; Coffee Chats; Three Minute Thesis (3MT)