Resources for EEB graduate students

The EEB Graduate Handbook provides an overview of the department, details of all graduate degree programs, and variety of other types of information designed to help students navigate their graduate program. The handbook is updated annually; please contact the GAAC if you find errors or have questions about information provided.

Although the Handbook contains links to many of the key resources you will need as a graduate students, here are a few of the most important ones:

General academic issues: UConn Graduate School. In particular, the Information for New Graduate Students page is likely to be helpful when you first arrive.

Your rights as a Graduate Assistant (TA or RA): UConn Graduate Employee Union (especially this page)


The EEB department’s graduate students run their own Graduate Student Association, which we encourage all graduate students to engage with for support and advice from your peers. During the spring semester each year, the GSA organizes a Graduate Research Symposium where students can present their work to the department.

If you are looking to learn specific skills and cannot find a class that will teach them, you may be able to find someone in the department who can help.  One option is to talk to other graduate students or email the department’s listserv to ask for help.  Another is to check out this link, where the EEB GSA has compiled a list of people with skills that they are willing to teach. If you are an EEB graduate student with skills to share, please add yourself to the list.

EEB’s international students have also compiled a document here with advice designed to be helpful for new international students joining the department.

UConn’s Graduate Students of Color Association provides fellowship, advocacy, support, mentorship, and love to graduate students of Color attending UConn“.

Other places on campus where you might find people or resources that are helpful include:

Health and wellness:

Problems not easily addressed elsewhere: The UConn Ombuds Office provides “a confidential, neutral resource for staff, faculty, and graduate students to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices.

Resources to advance your research and career:

Things to do in the area: If you’re new to Connecticut this list of things to do and places to see in the area might help you find some fun things to do in the area (compiled by the EEB department, curated by Dan Bolnick)

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