Student Newsletter - June 2021

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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JUNE 2021

The CCAS Office of Graduate Studies staff will be working remotely until further notice. While we won't physically be on campus, we are here for you and can be reached during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. We will be responding to emails and voicemails. Additionally, during this time, please submit all materials electronically to [email protected]. This may mean you have to communicate with your advisors in advance to get signatures or approvals.

Despite the distance and all the challenges you are facing, know that the Student Services team is here to support you and will continue to be dedicated to providing you guidance and serve as a resource that helps you navigate university policies and procedures. Stay strong, stay connected and please take good care of yourselves, your families and each other.

For our June newsletter we have the following topics:


Wellness Corner

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS services continue through out the summer. Please visit the CAPS website for information on CAPS services and support.

The Store

The Store is a student-run food pantry at the George Washington University that is managed by The Store student organization and the Division for Student Affairs provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity. Students should be aware that as a condition of access to the store this semester, they are required to comply with the testing and symptom monitoring requirements to maintain GWorld access to District House and the Store.


Career Services Corner

Graduate Student Position Available

The GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) seeks a graduate student to work part-time in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Advising, and Records to assist with the recruitment, retention, and advising of undergraduate computer science students including, but not limited to, majors, internal/external transfers, second majors, and minors. The graduate student will work closely with the Undergraduate Program Director in Computer Science and the Professional Advisor for Computer Science.

Interested candidates should apply by Friday, July 2, 2021. More information can be found here.

University Career Services for Graduate Students

Graduate students have 24/7 access to Handshake and other services to view internships, jobs, professional development opportunities, and tools for employment. Check out the Careers Services website for more information.


Incomplete Grades

This is a reminder that all students who received an incomplete grade in Spring 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semesters, the deadline was the end of Spring 2021 (May 11, 2021). If you need additional time please work with your faculty to complete an incomplete contract and submit to [email protected].  Please note if you have already submitted an incomplete contract with more time no further action is needed. All incomplete grades will be turned into F grades if no action is taken.


Fall Registration 

All CCAS graduate students are required to register continuously each fall and spring semester until the completion of their program. If you wish to take a Leave of Absence (LOA), please review the LOA policy on our website and discuss this option with your faculty advisor.  If you choose to take LOA please complete the Leave of Absence form and submit it to us via email ([email protected]).

Fall 2021 registration is currently open. The last day to submit consortium registration forms for Fall 2021 is September 3rd.  More information on Fall 2021 registration deadlines can be found on 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.  Check out our registration page for examples of when you should use the RTF and when you need to use the RTF-EZ.


Fall Planning and Vaccination Requirements

The university remains confident that we will be in person to the fullest extent possible in the fall.  More information on this announcement can be found on the GW Coronavirus website.  GW will require all students, faculty, and staff who are in person in fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to being on campus.  Information was updated on the COVID-19 Vaccine website that notes GW will accept any vaccine authorized for use by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO).  More information on this updated announcement and a list of vaccine FAQ's can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine website.


Important Dates

To view future events, please visit the Current Student Events Website.


Student Association Senate Vacancy Opportunity

The Student Association Senate has three vacancies in the position of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Senator. The online application form can be found here.


Student Highlights

CCAS would like to congratulate our four D.C. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship awardees. The scholarship provides a tuition fellowship to master's students studying historic preservation or American Fine/Decorative Arts in the years 1607-1830.

  • Mallory Wickham, MA American Studies/Museums and Material Culture
  • Jennifer Throne, MA History
  • Margaret Wood, MA Decorative Arts and Design History
  • Holly Irwin, MA Museum Studies

Congratulations to Omar Negrón Oscasio (Master of Public Administration), who won first place in the social venture track of the GW New Venture Competition.

GWSB Scholarly Research Collaboration - Graduate Student Outreach

Understanding GW Graduate Student's Attitudes Towards Post-Pandemic Teaching Instruction

This survey aims to understand Graduate Student's attitudes towards teaching instruction in a post-pandemic return (within the George Washington University). This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and is only used for academic purposes and will remain completely anonymous. We greatly appreciate your time spent completing this survey.

You may take this survey once, but can edit your responses until the survey is closed on Sunday, June 13th at 11:59 PM EDT.

Take the survey here


Funding/Employment Opportunities

National Fellowship Opportunities

The Office of Graduate Studies has created a National Fellowship Opportunity website located under the Funding Opportunities page on the current student website.  It lists a large number of national fellowships for Ph.D. students and there are some specific dissertation fellowships.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

A reimagined approach to the traditional in-person campus visit, IIE Fulbright Staff and Alumni Ambassadors will present virtually to GW students and alumni about the Fulbright’s history, eligibility, award types, award benefits and application components and tips. The general presentation will be followed by an introduction to GW's Fulbright Program Advisors who will give an overview of the GW Fulbright process and next steps.

When: Wednesday, June 9th @ 5:00 P.M. (EDT) Register for the session here.

More information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program can be found on the OGSAF website.

APF Graduate Student Scholarships

The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships. For more details on this opportunity, including information on the application, please visit their website.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 30th


Updated October 17, 2022

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