Student Newsletter - April 2022

Updates from The Grad Office

Welcome to the CCAS Graduate Student Newsletter! Designed to keep you up to date with news and events, policies and processes, and all things for CCAS graduate students!

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The Student Services Team is located in Smith 118. Our office will be open during normal business hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Student Services team is here to support you and will continue to be dedicated to providing you guidance and serve as a resource to help you navigate university policies and procedures. Students may schedule a virtual, phone, or in-person appointment with your coordinator in addition to appointments related to Career Services. 

For our April newsletter we have the following topics:


Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

The Office of Graduate Studies is excited to celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) from April 4-8, 2022. Launched in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, GSAW serves to support and acknowledge graduate and professional students. The week recognizes the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States. CCAS will be celebrating the week with a variety of events, prizes, acknowledgments, and shout-outs! The full schedule of events and student shout-outs are now available on the Graduate Student Appreciation Week page. We hope to see you at an event! Make to stop by Smith 118 any day during GSAW to pick up SWAG!


Career's Corner

Career Counseling

Students can schedule an appointment through Handshake with Wendy Wright, the CCAS Career Counselor.

Upcoming Career Events for Students

The Graduate Student Career Series also includes select career events and programs open to all GW graduate students.


Notice for New Students Admitted in Spring 2022

If you started your program of study in the Spring 2022 semester, please make sure that you have turned in all official documents and transcripts required as part of the admissions process. Students who are still missing documents will have a hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for the Fall 2022 semester until those documents are submitted.


Fall Registration

Registration opens on April 14th at 9:00 AM for all degree-seeking graduate students. All CCAS graduate students are required to register continuously each fall and spring semester until the completion of their program. For instructions on how to register, please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Choosing Between RTF & RTF-EZ

In most instances, students will be able to register online through GWeb. In some cases, a paper registration form is required. If paper registration is required, there are two different registration forms, the RTF and RTF-EZ. Refer to our Class Registration page for examples of when you should use the RTF and when you need to use the RTF-EZ.


ETD Deadlines for Spring 2022 Graduates


Master's Thesis Deadlines
April 24

ETD Submission Deadline. Must submit your approved thesis to ProQuest site and submit ETD Access Approval Form to [email protected] by this deadline.

April 29 Final university ETD approval deadline. All formatting edits must be completed by this deadline.
PhD Dissertation Deadlines
April 6

ETD submission deadline. Students must:

April 13 Final university ETD approval deadline. All formatting edits must be completed by this deadline.


2022 Commencement Week Celebrations

For those graduating in Spring 2022, we invite you to mark your calendars for the following CCAS and GW Commencement Week events:

Celebration Date and Time
Doctoral Hooding Thursday, May 12 at 5:00 pm
Master’s Celebration Friday, May 13 at 8:30 am
GW Commencement Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 am

Individual programs will also be holding celebration events. Graduating students should check their email for information regarding registering for all Commencement Week events.

Please refer to the CCAS Celebration website, the GW Commencement website, and our Graduation FAQ page for additional information.


Employment and Professional Development Opportunities

Academic Success Coach

The Office of Student Success is hiring five Academic Success Coaches for the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters.

Student Worker Positions for Commencement Week 2022

Commencement Week 2022, May 12-15, will be an exciting time for the entire GW community. We are thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2022. Students who are not graduating can join the celebration and become part of this important university tradition by applying to work during Commencement Week. We need your help to make this celebration special for our graduates and their families.

How can you participate? You may:

  • greet guests, 
  • assist with seating, 
  • manage crowd control, 
  • or perform other responsibilities as assigned.

You will be an integral part of making Commencement Week an #OnlyAtGW moment for the more than 20,000 people expected to attend. Interested students must apply by April 6. We hope you will consider joining the Commencement Team for these special events.

Paid Media, Communications, and Museum Studies Internships

Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching internship experiences nationwide for Latinx and POC college students and upcoming professionals with strengths in archiving, cartography, collections management, communications, geography, museum studies, and public policy. 

Applications can be submitted through Deadline to apply is April 17, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Marketing Week 2022

The AMA (American Marketing Association) at GW will be hosting its first-ever Marketing Week on campus between April 4th and April 8th. Join AMA for keynote speakers, free headshots, and workshops. 

Through My Lens Photo Contest Showcase

The International Services Office invites you to celebrate our international community through photography at the Through My Lens Photo Contest Showcase. The event will take place on April 19th at 1:00 PM at the Textile Museum. RSVP here.

Call for Manuscripts - Washington History Magazine

Washington History is now accepting submissions. The richly illustrated, semiannual, refereed magazine publishes articles on the history of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for an audience of scholars, students, and the general public. Submissions are accepted at any time on a rolling basis. To learn more, review the submission guidelines (PDF).

The magazine accepts several different kinds of manuscripts, including thesis-driven analyses; descriptive articles on previously unpublished information; first-hand accounts or reminiscences of events or figures in Washington history; and picture essays based on photographs, works of art, architecture, artifacts, or illustrations. All full-length manuscripts must be accompanied by at least eight suggested illustrations to help readers connect with the research and stories presented.

Have something new to say about DC history? Submit your manuscripts or ideas today!


Funding Opportunities

National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities Announce Grant Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced grants to 1,498 institutions totaling $33.2 million and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced grants to 208 projects totaling $24.7 million for Fiscal Year 2022. NEA awarded grants can be found here and NEH grants here.

James Buchanan Fellowship

The Mercatus Center's James Buchanan Fellowship is awarded to scholars in any discipline who have recently graduated from their doctoral programs. The aim of this fellowship is to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith and the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. Fellows spend two weekends in residence at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and three virtual colloquia during the calendar year participating in discussions on mainline political economy. More information can be found hereDeadline: April 15, 2022

Don Lavoie Fellowship

Don Lavoie Fellows attend a series of online activities, including an online discussion portal and online reading discussion sessions led by various Hayek Program scholars. These sessions introduce them to key ideas in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, as well as contemporary work in this tradition. It is a total award of up to $1,250 for the semester. More information can be found hereDeadline: April 15, 2022

Bryce Harlow Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded to individuals working full-time, attending graduate school part-time and who anticipate having careers in the field of government relations, lobbying or advocacy. Recipients receive $8,000 ($4,000 per semester), mentoring opportunities, and access to seminars and other educational activities.  More information can be found hereDeadline: April 29, 2022


Updated April 8, 2022

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