Graduate Resource Center

Library North A124 (Learning Center) and A122 (Commons)
Phone (323) 343-3822 |
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.

Upcoming Events

The GRC is hosting two events in January 2017:

  • New Graduate Student Orientation (F 1/13, 2–3 p.m. in LIB N A124 & 3–5 p.m. in LIB N B131)
  • Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program and CDIP Info Session (W 1/25, 3:15–4:15 p.m., LIBN A124)

Visit our Calendar page for more information.

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.

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.