Student Support

Community resources at your fingertips.

Welcome to our Student Support page! The staff and faculty of the GSSWSR work closely to support students at every point in their social work journey and create community within the GSSWSR. Explore the various resources and services available to students below. 

Getting Started  While You're Here  Planning Your Future  Meet the Team

Getting Started


CONNECT: Your First Year

CONNECT is a required first-year experience program designed to facilitate peer support while sharing information, resources, and skills relevant to social work education and practice. As social workers, self- and community-care are important parts of professional development, and the CONNECT program is designed to support both. Students join a small cohort facilitated by a GSSWSR Ph.D. student and meet once per month. Facilitated conversations focus on a variety of themes including community building, self- and community-care, campus resources, social work ethics and values, anti-oppressive praxis and social justice, and more.


Graduate and Professional School (GPS) Program

GSSWSR's Graduate and Professional School (GPS) Program offers remote and in-person workshops for enrolled students that focuses on developing skills needed for academic success in graduate school. Topics covered include: APA formatting, planning and organizing a paper, reviewing scholarly articles, study skills, and time management. both an online workshop and face-to-face summer meeting鈥痜or current and newly enrolled students.  The online workshop is available to enrolled students on Moodle. An in-person workshop鈥痺ill also be scheduled in鈥疉ugust each summer. 

While You're Here


Academic Advising

All students are assigned a faculty member as an academic advisor. The academic advisor is available to meet with students to discuss their pathway through the MSS program, discuss course selections, and to problem solve around any barriers to academic progress and success.


GSSWSR Student Association (GSA)

Have an idea for an activity or want to get more involved with GSA? Email us at or leave a note in our mailbox! Check out our upcoming events on the bulletin board downstairs in the GSSWSR building near the staff lounge.

Six members of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research posing in a group photo in front of a "GSSWSR Community Arts Showcase Welcome!" sign

Student Organizations

Interested in forming a student affinity group? Contact Student & Career Services at for more information on the request form and approval process.

Planning Your Future