Graduate Resource Center

Library North A124 (Learning Center) and A122 (Commons)
Phone (323) 343-3822 |
Fall 2016 Hours: M–F 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Graduate Resource Center provides academic support, professional development, and community-building opportunities in a space dedicated to graduate students. We guide students through writing, editing, and formatting the thesis and dissertation and assist in preparing their work for publication; host workshops and presentations to support students’ academic and professional development; and act as a general resource for graduate student needs. We strive to arm graduate students with the tools required in the next steps of their academic and professional journeys.

Graduate Student Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 28, 11:30–3, GRC Learning Center (LIB N A124)

Come meet with your fellow graduate students over lunch! Learn about the programs and resources available to graduate students. Lunch will be provided! Event sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and ASI. Registration not required.

Thesis Workshops, Fall 2016

Getting Started on the Thesis

  • Thursday, September 29, 3:15–4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 5–6:30 p.m.

Thesis Formatting and Submission

  • Tuesday, October 4, 3:15–4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 5–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 3:15–4:45 p.m.


Graduate Writing Support Program

The Graduate Writing Support Program is available to all graduate students! Schedule a 50-minute appointment with a Writing Consultant today. Please see the Graduate Writing Support Program page for more information. NOTE: Writing consultations are not available during Summer 2016, but will resume in Fall 2016.

Grad Peers

The International Graduate Student Peer Support Program (Grad Peers) at Cal State LA is a program that supports new international graduate students in their transition to the campus and local community. Incoming international students are matched with domestic or continuing international graduate students in a program designed to foster positive peer relationships, enrich the social life of graduate students, and promote retention.