In each of our graduate programs, faculty will play important, clearly-defined roles in your experience and your development. Our faculty also provide ample opportunities for less formalized advising, exchange, and learning. Get to know your instructors in class and in office hours, browse "Faculty" webpages (under "People" on your program website), and plan to meet and communicate regularly with your assigned faculty advisors.
Each graduate program has a designated subject librarian who can assist you in your research and inquiry. You'll also find librarian-curated resources and "starting points" for each of our graduate programs:
Writing & Communication Center (WACC)
The Writing & Communication Center (WACC) offers invaluable feedback and advice to students on all stages of the writing process. IAS students often schedule recurring meetings with advisors to improve their assignments, final projects, and presentations. Additionally, graduate students are the only types of students who can schedule longer appointments at two-hours long.
Careers Services provides professional development resources specific to graduate students, including career exploration and planning and skills development in resumes, networking, Interviewing, and more. You can make an appointment, come to our drop-in hours, or attend a Professional Development Seminar.
Each of our programs has community collaborators that engage directly with program faculty and students in projects and events, and are a vital source of advice, strategy, and feedback. Making use of these resources can help ensure your success in the program and enhance the quality and relevance of your work. To learn more,
The cohort design of the program is intended to facilitate a genuine exchange of ideas among students, and to foster meaningful collaborative and peer review relationships within each student cohort. Therefore, you will be significant advising resources for each other, as well as providing an array of perspectives on ideas, problems, and strategies.
IAS Graduate Office
The IAS Graduate Office also provides several other important advising resources, including information about UW Graduate School policies and procedures, registering for courses at other UW campuses, and matters not related directly to the Cultural Studies curriculum and portfolio.
The Counseling Center provides numerous services to meet the needs of students, parents, faculty, and staff. Counseling Center offers confidential, short-term counseling to enrolled UWB and Cascadia students free of charge. We offer same day crisis appointments, individual counseling, group counseling and couples counseling.
The Diversity Center is run by students, for students. Provides a variety of resources, including meeting space, for veterans, students with disabilities, undocumented students, first generation college students, LGBTQI students, international students, and students of color, amongst other groups.