Click the image to access video of The Graduate School 2016 Hooding & Recognition Ceremony and a transcript of Provost Holden Thorp's remarks.

Pierre Haenecour a May 2016 PhD graduate in Earth and Planetary Sciences has been recognized by Washington University as a Class Act. Click the image to read the full article.

On April 21st, the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence was presented to 7 graduate teaching assistants. Click the photo for more award info and a list of this year's winners.

Featured in this year's Class Acts, Laura VanArendonk Blanton will graduate in May with a doctorate in molecular genetics and genomics.

A Commitment to Excellence

The Graduate School is committed to fostering excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service. Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university dedicated to challenging faculty and students to learn and create new knowledge and greater understanding for an ever-changing world.

“Discere si cupias intra: salvere iubemus”

"If you wish to learn, enter: we welcome you."

The Graduate School 2016 Orientation

Monday, August 22, 2016

Incoming graduate students in Arts & Sciences on the Danforth Campus should plan to attend The Graduate School Orientation, Monday, August 22nd from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Please register by August 12th.

All graduate students in Arts & Sciences and PhD students in Engineering, Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Movement Science, Rehabilitation and Participation Science, & Speech and Hearing Sciences are invited to attend the Chancellor's Welcome on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Laboratory Sciences Building, Room 300 followed by the Graduate Dean's Reception at 4:30 p.m. in Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons.

For questions, contact Mary Clemens.

May 24, 2016

Ashley Macrander first graduate student to speak at Commencement


2016 marked the first graduate student to speak at Commencement.  Ashley Macrander, PhD served as the graduate student leadership fellow, the co-president of the Graduate Student Senate, the graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees and a member of the executive committee of the Graduate Council of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

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