Skip to main content
Scenes from the URI Graduate School

Resources for Graduate Students

Resources are available to graduate students at a number of University offices. The offices

and organizations included below do not make up a complete or exhaustive list, but do offer services that many graduate students find to be useful.


Office of Career Services and Employer Relations

Career Services provides assistance to all URI students on several levels from building a strong resume to finding a job or internship during your time at URI.

Disability Services

Disability Services for Students works with students and all units of URI to foster an inclusive, welcoming, and accessible environment.  They work with students to support academic success and self-advocacy.


URI believes deeply in the value of celebrating differences. The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to foster students’ individual and interpersonal development, contributing to their success as learners both in and out of the classroom. We do this by creating a diverse, safe and supportive community. We encourage students to become effective citizens and leaders, and to celebrate their achievements and independence.

Financial Aid

We understand how critical funding is to our students. More information on financial aid is available here, but don’t forget to review the Financial Support section of the Graduate School website for additional information.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a government body maintained by and for the graduate students of the University with the purpose of enhancing the academic, intellectual, and social opportunities of its members. We encourage you to get involved!

Graduate Assistants United

Graduate Assistants United (GAU)is the legally recognized bargaining unit for the approximately 600 graduate research and teaching assistants at the University of Rhode Island. They are a democratically run organization with the ability to bargain for benefits for all graduate assistants at the University and to protect employment rights as defined by their contractual agreement.


There is graduate housing available on campus as well as off campus. Be sure to look through their website and contact them with any questions or concerns.

Office of International Students and Scholars

Students joining us from abroad will need to be in contact with the University Office of International Students and Scholars as this office will be helping you with items such as the I-20. They also have other information geared specifically towards international students.

Online Graduate Programs

Our goal is to provide prospective, current and past graduate students with the resources they need in order to make informed decisions. Whether they are unsure if they should pursue further education, or they are interested in learning about post-doctoral positions, we want to be able to help them find what they need. We introduce highly valuable resources through concise, informative discussion.

GradMatters: The Blog for Tufts' GSAS

GradMatters is a monthly blog which provides information about careers, funding, and other items of interest for students and alumni of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Haven’t found what you’re looking for yet? Try our frequently asked questions section.


Congratulations to the winner of the
2015 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in
Doctoral Research Award

Dr. Maryjo Brounce
Department - Graduate School of Oceanography
Dissertation Title - "A Geochemical Investigation of Oxygen Fugacity in the Marianas Subduction Factory"
Major Professor - Dr. Katherine Kelley