Dear Graduate Student,
On behalf of the Graduate Student Association, I am delighted to welcome you to West Chester University! We have made every effort to assist in your transition to the university. Whether you have just recently graduated with your undergraduate degree or have taken a few years off – we are sure you will enjoy your time here at WCU!
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), is a student governing body for graduate students that promotes the well-being of graduate students through education, professional and social events at West Chester University and advocates for their needs.
As a graduate student, you are an important part of the WCU community. You will find exceptional resources here, including our graduate student lounge on the 6th floor of the Library and our Graduate Dean’s Scholarship Award (which gives reimbursement for attending/presenting at conferences). We encourage you to explore the full range of education opportunities that we have to offer: participate in workshops, attend social events and programs, seek out faculty with diverse interests, and network with other graduate students from various disciplines and parts of the world.
I sincerely hope that you will take advantage of the resources we have to offer. We are confident that you will find this a truly exciting time to begin your graduate career at West Chester University.
I look forward to supporting your academic and personal success at WCU, and if there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at GSA@wcupa.edu or stop by our office in McKelvie Hall.
Good luck to you all this year, and I can't wait to see what this year has to offer for each and every one of us!
GSA will be hosting it's "Welcome Back Social" for all graduate students! It will take place at Timothy's in West Chester from 5PM-7PM! FREE appetizers for the first 10 attendees! We hope to see you there!
SAVE THE DATE! Our 1st Annual Graduate Student Formal will take place on Friday, November 18th 2016 from 6PM-midnight at Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar in Malvern, PA. Ticket sales will be available soon! Check D2L, Facebook, & Instagram for updates.
During the summer of 2015, the Office of Graduate Studies announced they would no longer be accepting applications for the Graduate Student Research Support Fund. For the remainder of the summer, students were directed to GSA for research reimbursements. Please be aware that as of September 1st, 2015, GSA will no longer be accepting applications for the Graduate Student Research Support Fund. We apologize for any inconvenience.
As of July 1st, 2015 -- the Graduate Dean Student Research Fund will convert into the Graduate Dean's Scholarship Award. Any student seeking funds for research opportunities must contact the Graduate Student Association for review and approval