Current Students

The Graduate School is here to assist you from your first semester through graduation. Explore our Current Student web pages for advice on working with your academic department, information on policies and procedures, funding guidance and for quick links to an array of resources.

In addition, the Center for Graduate Life (CGL) offers services to support current students and those formatting and submitting a dissertation or thesis.  Enjoy the lounge, stimulating workshops, and graduate student affairs expertise. Visit the Center for Graduate Life (CGL) in Cone Center 268 for your graduate student needs.


Enhance your academic, professional and personal skill sets by attending the numerous workshops held in the Center for Graduate Life.  From Teaching and Instruction to Leadership and Communication, the skills you will acquire from these sessions will prepare you for a successful career.  Review the current workshop schedule on the CGL website.

Graduate Teaching Initiative

Dr. Judith Krauss coordinates efforts to support and train graduate teaching assistants through the Center for Graduate Life. In addition to the course, Teaching at the College and University Level (GRAD 6001/8001), programs such as the Friday Teaching Forums and best practice sessions supplement training for TAs across disciplines.

Competitions and Awards

Recognizing graduate student excellence is an important part of the graduate educational experience.  Current graduate students may enter competitions for the outstanding master’s thesis, outstanding dissertation and outstanding graduate teaching assistant each year.  Details for these competitions are available on the Center for Graduate Life website.

Graduate Life Fellows

Each year the Graduate School appoints a group of continuing graduate students to serve as Graduate Life Fellows. The Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs) offer guidance and promote engagement through first-hand experience, peer mentorship and graduate student events.

Graduate and Professional Student Government

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) at UNC Charlotte is the governing body for graduate students designed to meet the academic, social, and logistical needs of graduate and post-baccalaureate students enrolled at the University.  Membership in the GPSG is open to all graduate and post-baccalaureate students, both full and part time. Each graduate program is provided one voting member on the GPSG Senate. Any graduate student is welcome to participate in the activities and work of the GPSG.  Please visit the GPSG website for additional information. 

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Are you experiencing a complex problem or issue that seems too difficult to address? Are you not sure where to start?  Consider talking to the Graduate Student Ombudsman.  Discussions with the ombudsman are kept confidential, to the extent possible. Appointments can be arranged directly by contacting Dr. Bruce Taylor, Graduate Student Ombudsman.


Graduate students can find helpful resources on the Center for Graduate Life website and in the CGL.

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