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September News

News and Events

September 2014

Graduate School Dean’s Office News

Welcome Back!

The Graduate School would like to extend a special welcome to our new students and wish our new and returning students a wonderful fall semester.
If you are a new student and were unable to attend orientation, please stop by Graduate School for a copy of the graduate student handbook.

Office Hours and Location

We are located in the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office in Armitage Hall on the 3rd Floor.
Our normal hours are M-F 8am-4:30pm.  We have extended office hours on Wednesday evenings until 6PM throughout the semester.  If you have questions or need to drop off any forms, please stop in. 

Contact Information

Questions? You can contact the Graduate School by phone at 856-225-6149 or email at
Contact information for Dean Marchitello, Amy Liberi, and Bethany Chroniger is available on our website.


Graduate Student Advisory Council

The Graduate School is looking for students wishing to share their experiences as a graduate student and help shape the future of the graduate school.  The Graduate Student Advisory Council is a leadership opportunity open to all graduate students.  The council meets with the Graduate School staff twice per semester and assists with events for new students and current students.  Applications are due by Tuesday, September 30th.  Read more and apply at


Student Governing Association Senate Panel

Rutgers University Graduate and Undergraduate Student Senators are hosting a Senate Panel on October 6, 2014 in Campus Center West BC. 
This panel is designed for students and faculty to meet and familiarize themselves with their student Senators, discuss current topics and issues that the Senators are working on and submit to the Senators major areas that they would like addressed. 


January Graduation Deadlines

For students finishing up their degrees in December (January diploma), there are two steps in the graduation process.

  • Online Diploma Application: This lets the university know you plan to graduate in January.  The deadline for submission is December 19th
  • Degree candidacy forms must be approved by your department and are due to the Graduate School Office by January 12th
  • Students who wrote a thesis, dissertation, or liberal studies capstone must submit a copy of the signed title page and upload their document to the Rutgers ETD site by January 12th.  Students must follow the Style Guidelines available on our website,



Our Graduate Funding page lists links to funding opportunities and scholarships.


Career Center News and Events


Services include assistance with career decisions, resume / CV writing, interview coaching, job search assistance and PhD/professional school advising.  Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling 856.225.6046 or stop by the Career Center in the lower level of the campus center.

  • RaptorLink Jobs & internships: Click on the Raptor Icon.   If it is your first time logging in click “Generate/Forgot Password”.   
  • CareerShift Search Engine within our Raptorlink system.  This is an excellent platform to help students find jobs/internships and network with professionals including Rutgers alumni.  
  • Career Center Office Hours – M&TH 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, T,W,F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 


  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Information Session – Thursday, September 18th  5:15 – 6:00 –  Raptor Roost – Campus Center
    The PMF program is for students completing their graduate degree (master’s or doctoral-level) during the 2014-2015 academic year. 
  • Interviewing Seminar – Tuesday, September 23rd – 12:30 – Armitage Hall-Smart Room 124
  •  Careers for Statisticians – Wednesday, September 24th – 12:15 – West A B C Lower Level, Campus Center
  •  Resume Writing Workshop – Thursday, September 25th – 12:30 – South C Conference Lower Level, Campus Center
  •  On-the-Spot Resume Critique – Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 29th & 30th – 11:30 – 1:00 Lobby, Campus Center
  •  Career Day – Wednesday, Oct. 1st 11:00 – 2:00 – Athletic and Fitness Center
    More than 55 employers will be on campus to interview students for full time jobs and internships.


Writers in Camden Series

The Creative Writing program kicks off this fall’s Writers in Camden Series on September 24th at 7pm with Elizabeth McCracken and Teddy Wayne.

Fiction Workshop with Teddy Wayne from 3:00-4:30pm

Reading with Elizabeth McCracken and Wayne at 7:00pm and followed by a Q & A session and reception.  The event will be in the campus center multi-purpose room.


Lees Seminar in History

The first Lees Seminar event in the History Department will take place on Friday, September 26th at 5pm in the first-floor seminar room (427-229 Cooper Street) followed by dinner in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street.

We welcome Naomi Taback who completed her PhD in early modern European history in 2013 at UCLA, where she currently teaches. She will present a book chapter titled “Making Artificial Man: Thomas Bray on the Education of American Indians”, which examines several British plans for the education of American Indians in the eighteenth century. Professor Andrew Shankman will serve as commentator.

Please RSVP for our first event by September 19th to


MPA Students: Save the Date

Careers in Public Administration; Networking & Alumni Panel, November 5th, 4-6PM

Career Services, The Alumni Association, and the Graduate School are hosting an event for public administration students.  This will include a panel of alumni from the public administration program as well as a networking reception.  More details to follow.


Mallory Concert Series

The Department of Fine Arts announces its Fall 2014 Mallory Concert Series, every Wednesday at 12:15pm in the Fine Arts Building, Mallory Room (2nd floor).


Campus Center News

Upcoming Event: Philly Imports: Frankford Hall, October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm, Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room

Join the Campus Center and Dining Services as we attempt to turn the Multi-Purpose Room into one of our favorite Philadelphia bars – Frankford Hall! We are going to have a selection of different brews and food inspired by German, Beer Garden vibes of Frankford Hall. We’ll also have Jenga, ping pong, and more!  You must be 21 years or older in order to enter and participate in the event (valid photo ID required to enter). We’ll also have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages as well for anyone interested in hanging out but not interested in consuming alcohol.

RSVP’s are required for the event due to limited space. In order to RSVP email Patrick Wallace at – if you do not RSVP you are not guaranteed access to the event.

Interfaith Meditation Room now Open

Located in the Lower Level of the Campus Center (in between Q-STEP and the Veterans Lounge)

The Interfaith Meditation Room was created in response to requests from students and we hope it serves as an important space for quiet prayer, reflection, and spiritual activities. The purpose of the Interfaith Meditation Room is to provide a sanctuary where people of all faiths and religious traditions may retreat for prayer, meditation, and spiritual activities.


Newsletter Contributions

If you have upcoming department events or news you would like included in future newsletters, please email Amy Liberi, Graduate Student Services Coordinator,