The Office of Graduate Studies provides leadership and service to graduate students and programs. We offer funding opportunities to students and provide administrative support to Departments and Colleges on graduate student advising. We are also the home to the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) which provides writing support and professional development workshops to graduate students. The GRC also oversees the thesis, project, and dissertation formatting and submission process for the University.


Our team includes the Associate Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Resource Center Coordinator, the Office Manager, Writing Consultants, Thesis Reviewers, and Student Assistants. Visit our Staff Directory to learn more.


Main Office area

Office of Graduate Studies

Library North A124


[email protected] 

Commons signage

Graduate Resource Center Commons

The Graduate Resource Center Commons is an exclusive study and collaboration space for graduate students.

Commons lounge

Collaborate with Peers

Use the GRC Commons space to meet with your cohort or classmates. 

Lockers in the GRC

Store Your Belongings

Daily-use lockers are available for graduate students in the GRC Commons area.

GRC Commons

Meet Other Graduate Students

Hanging out in the GRC is one of the easiest ways to meet and connect with graduate students from across the University. 

Study Room

Study Privately

The GRC has three study rooms that can be reserved by individual students, pairs, or groups of three. Email [email protected] to make a reservation.

GRC Conference Room

Meet with a Group

The GRC Conference Room can be reserved for two hours at a time for groups of 10 or fewer. Email [email protected] to make a reservation.

Schedule an Appointment

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1. Log in to the MyCalStateLA Portal.

Open the Navigate Appointment LA Appointment Scheduling website from the Quick Launch menu.

Screenshot of Student Home Screen in Navigate LA Appointment Scheduling

2. Get Assistance.

Once you are logged in to the Student Home page of Navigate LA, click on the blue "Get Assistance" button to select the location and service for the appointment.

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3. Select the appropriate options.

On the "New Appointment" page, you can filter the locations and services under "What can we help you find?". For the first drop-down menu, select "Graduate Student Resources". The second drop-down menu will give you four options:

  • Doctoral Dissertation Review (EdD and AuD students only)
  • Graduate Requirements Inquiries (general questions about graduate student policies)
  • Graduate Writing Assistance (writing support from a GRC Writing Consultant)
  • Thesis Review (Format review of theses and project reports)

Once you select the appropriate service, choose a date and select "Find Available Time".

Screenshot of appointment confirmation screen in Navigate LA

4. Confirm your appointment.

Be sure to follow any instructions that are outlined in the Details section of the confirmation page. You can also leave comments or questions for the staff member who you are scheduled to meet with in the comment box. Click the "Schedule" button to confirm the appointment.

Additional Resources

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) offers workshops and webinars, writing support, and events for graduate students. Visit the GRC webpage for more information.

Students completing a thesis, project report, or dissertation will work with the GRC in their final semester for formatting and submission of their document. For more information about deadlines, format requirements, and submission procedures, visit the Thesis, Project Report, and Dissertation Guidelines webpage

The Graduate Student Handbook includes graduate student policies and procedures. 

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