Staff in the Office of Graduate Education provide advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, changing your advisor, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and a student’s rights and responsibilities. They can also help with excused absences and provide clarification about Graduate Policies and Procedures.

Challenges are easier to solve together.  Sometimes, the first step on the path to a solution is reaching out for help. Staff members are available to meet with students:

  • Associate Dean Suraiya Baluch
  • Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton

To schedule appointments, please email or call (617) 253-4860.

For daily updates on resources, upcoming events, and interesting articles, connect with GradSupport through GradLink on Facebook or Twitter.

Both advisors and students may also find our brochure, Best Practices in Graduate Student Advising, a useful resource to build and maintain a healthy, rewarding and productive relationship. Community members may request the fold-out brochure from OGE.

Visit the site to find additional information on a range of resources that are here to help you.