Graduate Student Ambassador Open Call

Graduate Student Ambassador Job Posting
The Graduate Student Ambassador Program is conducting an open call for new team members who are interested in promoting graduate education, gaining leadership skills, and helping current and future graduate students in the 2022-2023 academic year! 

Formatting Workshops to Include New Submission Process

Formatting Workshops to Include New Submission Process
The Graduate College is pleased to offer two synchronous formatting workshops for the preparation of doctoral dissertations, master's with thesis option and specialist projects in Education  (the same content will be provided at each workshop). 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.

The workshop will outline how to interpret the University's formatting requirements and relay helpful information on paperwork requirements, copyrighting, and the new, more integrated dissertation submission process via ProQuest ETD Administrator. Participants are asked to have a copy of the WMU formatting guidelines readily available at the time of the workshop. Please direct questions to

Grad Student Research and Travel Grant Info Session

Preparing Competitive Applications
Attend a virtual informational session on Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to learn more about the Grad Student Research Grant and Grad Student Travel Grant, valued up to $1,000, and receive tips from the experts for submitting a successful application.

All-University Awards: Nominate a student using InfoReady

 All-University Awards: Nominate a student using InfoReady

The All-University GTE and GRCS Awards are the highest honors bestowed on graduate students by the University. We encourage you to consider nominating your current or previous department winners for these prestigious awards. It is an honor for both the student and the department. Use the online application in InfoReady to nominate a student on behalf of your department for the All-University GTE and GRCS Award by the deadline, Monday, Feb. 21. Committees formed by the Graduate Studies Council will review all nominations. 

Martin Luther King/César Chavez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Virtual Info Session

Students are invited to attend a free virtual information session about the King /Chávez /Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Hosted by the WMU Graduate College, the session will help graduate students learn about the Fellowship and provide guidance for submitting an application through the new online system. Click here to register for the session. Please direct questions to

The King /Chávez /Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King /Chávez /Parks Initiative. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursing faculty teaching careers in post-secondary education. This fellowship provides financial assistance to doctoral students during the final stage of dissertation completion. The terms of this award are determined by the State of Michigan Legislature, with funding through the annual Higher Education Appropriations.

Spring 2022 Graduate Writing Circles

Spring 2022 Graduate Writing Circles
The Graduate College is excited to continue providing in-person and virtual doctoral writing circles during the Spring 2022 semester. The purpose of the writing circle is to provide a community, accountability, and a quiet location for students to gather in-person or virtually with peers to work independently. 

  • In-person Writing Circles - Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. from Thursday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, April 17 in West Walwood Hall, East Campus. Coffee and tea and light snacks will be provided.  
  • Virtual Writing Circle - Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. ET from Sunday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, April 24 via Webex. Register using the form below to access the Webex meeting link. 

Click here to reserve your in-person or virtual seat!

Department-Level Graduate Teaching Effectiveness (GTE) & Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Awards (GRCS)

Department-Level GTE & GRCS

Academic departments are encouraged to select their 2021-22 winners. Go to our GTE webform or GRCS webform to identify for us your department-level winners with the Graduate College. Selecting your department winners is the first step toward being able to nominate these same students for the All-University Awards in the spring semester. The deadline to identify your 2021-22 Department GTE and/or GRCS winners is Jan. 28, 2022. For more information, please contact

Register for Dissertation Bootcamp

Dissertation Bootcamp is an online resource for graduate students beginning to plan and conceptualize their thesis or dissertation or actively working on their thesis or dissertation after reaching candidacy. Graduate students are welcome to browse through the various sections for resources and information. This is not intended to replace in-person programs but serves to enhance your dissertation writing. Click here to register.