Graduate Student Life

Useful Sites:

Lactation Spaces

Health Insurance

  • Graduate student health insurance is included as part of your assistantship. You can learn more about the insurance provided, including information on how to extend coverage when your position ends.

CLA Intranet

  • This site houses information for graduate students at the college level, including information about commencement.

The Graduate School

  • All sorts of useful information and forms, including the system where you will nominate committees and schedule oral and dissertation defenses.

Special Registration Categories

  • Confused as to if you should sign up for GRAD 999 or PSY 8444? This site from OneStop has some great information on the differences between the two. 

University Recreation and Wellness

  • Graduate students are assessed student services fees each semester. Included in the fee is a membership to the University Recreation and Wellness Center. RecWell features an indoor cycling studio, a climbing and bouldering wall, an outdoor adventure rental center (where you can rent paddleboards, tents, etc.), Olympic-sized swimming pool, and several spacious floors of cardio and weight-lifting equipment. There are also other RecWell facilities that offer ice skating and intramural sports. As a graduate student, you have automatic access to the facility’s equipment. You can also purchase a locker for approximately $43/semester or a FitPass for $55/semester (daily yoga, cardio, and strength-training classes). To access RecWell, bring your U-Card to the front desk to check in.
  • Over the summer, you are not paying student services fees, and the summer membership typically costs around $100. However, because you are not paying student services fees, you can also sign up for insurance reimbursements through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan. If you sign up for reimbursements and visit RecWell at least 12 times a month, you will receive a $20 reimbursement to your bank account each month. There is more information in the Graduate Assistant Health Plan packet.  

The Student Experience

We are always trying to examine the experience of our graduate students and incorporate your feedback to improve our department. Here are the results of recent student experience surveys:

Psychology Gender Climate Survey Results, Year One (2016)

Psychology Gender Climate Survey Results, Year Two (2017)

Psychology Student Experience Survey Results

Graduate Studies Contacts

Gordon Legge
Director of Graduate Studies
N257 EltH - 625-0846
legge@umn.edu

Rachel Goeller
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
S258 EltH - 626-3483
deco0055@umn.edu