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Graduate Studies Week


November 2019

Our graduate students and faculty have made SUNY Oswego a special place to learn and grow for over 70 years — Join us for a week long celebration of Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego from November 11th to 15th.

We will be honoring our current graduate students and providing undergraduate students an opportunity to learn more about our robust graduate programs. You will not want to miss your opportunity to vote for the best faculty presentation during the 3 minute faculty competition or fill out your own "grad-itude" postcard to someone who has inspired your academic journey. Sign up below to attend the Graduate Studies reception an event you will not want to miss!


Is Graduate School for Me? Graduate Studies Information Session

A student panel of current graduate students will examine the advantages of completing a SUNY Oswego graduate program and discuss the “lessons learned” through their own personal experience. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, November 13th from 4:30 -5:30pm in 133 Marano Campus Center


Graduate Studies Reception — Join us for the ultimate Graduate Studies happy hour complete with live jazz, wine, cheese and desserts. Outstanding mentor and outstanding student awards will be announced. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Friday, November 15th from 2:00-4:00PM in Sheldon Hall Ballroom



Featured Presenter
Jan Allen
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the Graduate School
Cornell University

Jan Allen is associate dean for academic and student affairs in the Graduate School at Cornell University. Prior to that she was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee (1982-2002) and assistant dean in the Graduate School (1997-2001); associate dean in the Graduate School at Northwestern University (2002-2005); and associate dean for PhD programs at Columbia University (2005-2012). She received her PhD in child development from Purdue University, her master’s from the University of Oklahoma, and her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. Jan’s current research and writing focuses on children’s political socialization, children’s cognitive understanding of and emotional responses to stress, graduate student mentoring and professional development, and graduate student academic and research ethics.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer: How to Manage Your Time, Process, and Energy to Write Your Research Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation and Get Published
By Jan. E Allen (Author), Chris M. Golde (Foreword)

GRADUATE STUDIES HOMEGraduate Studies Week Celebration

Faculty who wish to present at 3 Minute Faculty can sign-up here.


Faculty and students are encouraged to nominate our valuable campus community members for awards.

Deadline: November 6, 2019
The awards will be announced at the Graduate Studies Reception.

The Division of Graduate Studies is pleased to accept nominations from faculty and staff for Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2019-2020. This award recognizes exceptional student for their significant contributions and accomplishments to their field, program, SUNY Oswego and/or to the community. Graduate nominees must be enrolled in a master’s program or graduate certificate at the time of nomination. The submission should address what distinguishes this graduate student from others.


The Division of Graduate Studies is pleased to accept nominations from graduate students for Outstanding Mentoring Award for 2019-2020. This award recognizes outstanding support of a graduate student by a faculty/staff member. Nominees should exemplify excellence in dedicated mentorship to our graduate students and may include: sound advice, encouraging the best performance, generosity of time and/or assisting students to completion. Graduate students are encouraged to nominate mentors that have made an extraordinary difference in their lives. From these nominations, a committee will select recipients for this calendar year. All nominees will be notified and the winners of the award will be announced during the Graduate Studies Reception during Graduate Week.