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Graduate College Updated Events and Resources

As our campus works through the many details surrounding the COVID-19 situation and remote course delivery for the remainder of spring semester, the Graduate College wanted to share a few essential details regarding our updated schedule of services and events. Based on the advice of state and federal public health experts, the university has suspended events where proper social distancing cannot be assured, through April 15, 2020. In light of these university measures, we will be canceling larger Graduate College hosted events, while others will continue to be provided to you remotely.

Continuing Events

  • Spring Break GradWrite With Me
    March 23 – 27 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Offered remotely via Zoom. Visit the Graduate Student Success Center for more details.
  • Faculty Connections: Supporting Graduate Students through Acute Stressors
    April 2 | 3 – 4:15 p.m.
    Offered remotely via Zoom. This session will discuss the challenges and strategies for supporting students through acute moments in their lives and faculty lives.
    Contact Kelly Rossetto at to receive a Zoom calendar invite.
  • Graduate Defenses
    Graduate defenses will continue remotely. Defenses are open to the public and may be accessed via Zoom meetings. Visit the Graduate College events calendar to view upcoming graduate defenses. A Zoom link is provided in each remote graduate defense listing.If you need assistance scheduling a remote defense, please contact Wayne Cochrane or Lynzi Cooper at
  • Graduate Student Success Center – Open Remotely
    The Graduate Student Success Center on-campus office is closed, but staff will continue to provide services remotely. Graduate students can schedule online consultations with our writing coaches at any time.
  • Mentoring Awards
    The Graduate College Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award recipients will be announced on April 1. Award recipients will be posted on the mentoring award website.

Additional Remote Events

We are working to add a number of remote events and resources over the course of this semester and beyond. To stay up-to-date on event announcements, connect with us on social media:

Twitter: @BoiseState_Grad
Instagram: @boisestate_graduatecollege
Facebook: @BoiseStateGraduateCollege

Visit the Graduate College events calendar and check the Graduate Student Success Center website for updates as well.

Canceled Events

  • GradPong
    March 19 | 4 – 6 p.m.
    We had great interest in this event and hope to reschedule in the future. If you have questions or ideas of other social events we might host, please contact Larkin Tobiason at
  • Post Graduate School Career Planning
    April 1 | Noon – 1 p.m.
    For questions regarding this event, contact GradWell at the GradWell website for additional counseling resources and information on scheduling an appointment.
  • Graduate Student Showcase
    April 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
    Graduate student participant abstracts are available for online viewing here. For additional questions regarding this event, contact Scott Lowe at Graduate College Awards Ceremony reception has likewise been canceled.

Graduate College Travel Awards

The Graduate College has decided to suspend the current call for spring Conference Travel Funding. We plan to revisit the opportunity in May, and will determine at that time if the summer Conference Travel Funding call will be advertised. If so, students will receive an email notification and invitation to apply from the Graduate College.

Deadline Updates

We know many of you are concerned about upcoming deadlines. The Graduate College has extended some deadlines related to thesis and dissertation submissions, which can be found on the deadlines website. If you are submitting your thesis or dissertation and have questions, contact Wayne Cochrane or Lynzi Cooper at

Additional Extended Deadline: The last day to submit an Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded August 2020 has been extended to April 1, 2020. Late submissions may be arranged by contacting an Admission and Degree Specialist at

Graduate College Resources: Student Support Services