Academic Resources

The following is a list of Graduate School and other UO resources that can help you as you pursue your graduate education.
  • Policies and Procedures. One of the Graduate School's primary roles is to help students navigate institutional policies and expectations for successfully completing their graduate degrees. We oversee departments' and students' compliance with these policies.  Here you'll find information about degree requirements, enrollment and residency requirements, grades and incompletes, dissertation and thesis committees, satisfactory progress toward the degree, etc.
  • Graduate School Professional Development and Workshops.The Graduate School is committed to helping our graduate students reach their professional and academic goals by providing workshops and resources that support the graduate student experience.
  • Guidelines for Good Practice in Graduate Education (PDF). This document outlines best practices for fostering a strong and positive relationship between graduate students and the faculty members who advise, mentor, and work with them. Contact the Graduate School if you would like a hard copy brochure.
  • How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students (PDF) published by the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School (2014). This in-depth guide covers how to find a mentor, establishing a mentoring relationship, how to change advisors and handle problems, and more.
  • UO Libraries. The UO Libraries’ collection is the largest in Oregon. There are nearly 2.8 million volumes and 23,200 periodical titles. The main library is Knight Library. On-campus branches are the John E. Jaqua Law Library, the Science Library, the Mathematics Library, and the College of Design Library. Off-campus branches include the Portland Architecture Library and the Loyd and Dorothy Rippey Library at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology in Charleston, Oregon. UO Libraries is actively expanding its digital holdings and developing partnerships to increase access to digitized collections. UO Libraries’ website provides a connection to Summit, a catalog of the 27 million items held in the cumulative collections of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 34 college and university libraries in Oregon and Washington.
  • Teaching and Learning Center. Workshops on time management, midterm and finals prep, statistics, and grammar; math and writing lab with drop in hours.
  • Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) Consulting. Provides support and technical consultation for graduate students preparing theses and dissertations for electronic submission, including document formatting. Services include drop-in office visits, email and phone consultations, and  workshops on demand.
  • Information Services. Computers, printers, and software are available at eight computer labs on campus. Information Services offers free consulting services on a variety of topics to UO students, faculty, and staff. For questions about e-mail, the Internet, or statistics, call or e-mail the Help Desk, (541) 346-4412;  For network-related questions, call (541) 346-4395 or email  For hardware or software questions, stop by the Microcomputer Services Center in 151 McKenzie Hall, call (541) 346-4412, or e-mail  The Documents Room. Located in 175 McKenzie Hall, Information Services provides an extensive collection of computer documentation, training videos, and periodicals.
  • Student Records and Privacy Policies. Information about students’ rights and institutions’ responsibilities regarding the privacy of education records; guidelines for maintaining the confidentiality of education records and monitoring the release of information from those records.
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