Essentials for Grad Students
Succeeding in grad school means navigating many different academic, professional, and personal challenges. We’ve compiled this resources page to remind you about the various student support services at URI. (Note: this list is not exhaustive.)
Jump to additional details about these resources:
1. URI Grad School Homepage
2. URI Grad School Academic Calendar
3. URI Grad School Forms
4. URI Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Guidelines
5. URI Libraries
6. URI IT Services
7. URI Counseling Center
8. URI International Center
9. URI Disability, Access and Inclusion
10. URI Health Services
11. URI Diversity and Inclusion Badge Program
12. URI Gender and Sexuality Center
13. URI Student Support and Advocacy Services
14. URI Academic Skills Consultant
Information about Graduate School programs, admission requirements, and funding opportunities can be found here.
- Link to: additional enrollment information for military veterans.
This page includes contact information for certifying officials, information for tuition residency applications, disabled veterans tuition waivers, student verification forms, financial aid, and transferring credits.
- Link to: additional enrollment information for international students.
This page includes information about testing requirements like English language proficiency, application deadlines, and immigration forms/visas.
- Specific grad school requirements vary between the different colleges and programs at URI, so make sure to communicate with your advisor(s) about these requirements throughout your URI career.
Find important deadlines and dates specific to the URI graduate school. Information on class enrollment periods, holidays, and thesis and dissertations deadlines are organized by semester, including information for accelerated online programs.
All graduate forms are now submitted electronically via airSlate. Forms can be sorted by degree using the tabs provided. All grad students must submit these forms to the grad school at varying times throughout your URI career. Always check with your advisor for program specific forms and deadlines.
- The thesis/dissertation formatting orientation is available as two videos to guide you through the formatting process as you prepare your final documents and get ready to complete your degree.
- Link to: a printable PDF to guide students from “Proposal to Defense.” This document covers URI Graduate School requirements for proposals, how to prepare for your defense, and formatting and submission procedures for your final thesis/dissertation.
- Link to: an example for formatting, including templates.
The URI Libraries should be your go-to source for finding scholarly resources for your research.
- Get started using the URI library resources with this Library Guide.
- Search more effectively using Library Database Search Tips.
Get technology help from IT professionals via the IT Service Desk. As a grad student, you have a broad suite of tech resources available for free through the university. Sign in via the URI Single Sign-on. A few key examples:
- Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.)
- G-Suite (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
- Webex (video conferencing)
- Zoom (video conferencing – log in via URI and have no time limit)
- Brightspace (online learning management system used by all URI courses)
- Starfish (scheduling platform for many support services)
Find mental health resources, support groups, and other services related to your well-being such as anti-racism resources, strategies for managing stress, and help dealing with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other issues.
Find information specific for international students, visiting scholars, and exchange students at the URI Graduate School.
- Link to: information about coming to URI like obtaining visas.
- Link to: supports from the Office of International Students and Scholars while you are on-campus at URI. The GWC also provides support for English Language Learners.
Disability, Access, and Inclusion is available to all URI grad students who need accommodations and accessibility help.
- Contact DAI: firstname.lastname@example.org | 401. 874. 2098 | 302 Memorial Union
and weekdays 10-11am and 3-4pm in the DAI Drop-in WebEx Room
- The GWC is ready and willing to meet your accommodation and accessibility needs during peer writing tutoring appointments. Contact the GWC here.
As a grad student, you can visit the medical professionals at URI Health Services at the Kingston campus at little to no charge for most health and wellness needs.
- Access the Patient Portal here or call 401-874-2246 to make appointments.
- Reach URI Public Safety at 401-874-2121.
- If you are having an emergency, call 911.
The DIBP is a micro-credential program for grad students to explore and engage with topics related to community, equity, inclusion, and diversity, especially regarding race, gender, disability, and other aspects of social identity.
Find educational and support services related to the LGBTQ+ community at URI.
- The Safe Zone training is available to all URI grad students.
Book an appointment with Rachel (Afua) Ansong via Starfish or email for help building academic skills like time management, work-life balance, study-skills, procrastination and navigating online learning environments.