Graduate Student Information & Resources

Professional and Career Development 
Take the class that encourages students to consider career goals, strengths, and challenges of the job market as well as to develop successful skills and strategies to conduct a job search.

Athenaeum
The Athenaeum is an Honor Society sponsored by The Graduate School that recognizes the scholarly, creative, and intellectual pursuits of MALS students.

Commencement
Commencement Ceremonies are held each May and December. Diplomas are printed each May, August, December.

Graduate Catalog
New graduate catalogs are produced each year. It is important to check new catalogs for changes in program requirements.

Graduate Forms
A complete listing of academic procedure and petition forms used in Graduate School.

Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) advises the Graduate School about student needs and concerns.

Graduation Process
There are two times a year when students will apply for graduation; February and September.

Orientation
New graduate student orientation is held before the start of each fall and spring semester. New students are REQUIRED to attend this event.

Registration
After enrolling in your first fall, spring, summer semester, you will be registering for classes on-line, through DataVU.

Schedule of Classes
A listing of classes, registration information, important dates, and policies for the next semester as well as past semesters.

Symposium for Graduate Research/Graduation Dinner
This annual event highlights excellent and original projects completed over the past year through oral presentations, recognizes those students who will be graduating with distinction, as well as celebrating graduate students' accomplishments as a recent or forthcoming graduate.

Winter Graduation Reception
This annual event recognizes those students who will be graduating with distinction, as well as celebrating graduate students' accomplishments as a recent or forthcoming graduate.

Writing Workshop
The Semi-Annual Writing Workshop provides instruction and review of the APA and MLA writing styles and formats. This workshop typically convenes in late September (Fall) and late January/early February (Winter) each year, and consists of 4-5 hrs of intense writing instruction, offered by VU faculty. A nominal fee is charged.

The Graduate Newsletter
Valparaiso University's Quarterly Graduate Newsletter.