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Quarter to Semester Conversion (Q2S)

Developed by the Office of Graduate Studies, the CSU San Bernardino Quarter to Semester Conversion Graduate Student Handbook addresses common questions about the university‚Äôs transition from a quarter system to a semester system.  Graduate students should meet with their academic advisor or graduate program coordinator for advising.

Quarter to Semester Conversion Graduate Student Handbook

Coyote Graduate Student Guidebook

Developed by the Office of Graduate Studies, our graduate student handbook, The Coyote Graduate Student Guidebook, is a compendium of campus resources and university policies pertaining to graduate students. Print copies are available in the Office of Graduate Studies.

2022-2023 Coyote Graduate Student Guidebook

 

Graduate Writing Center

Writing consultants at the CSUSB Graduate Writing Center work one-on-one with graduate students who wish to improve and refine their compositions. Writing consultants help with clarity, structure, grammar, citations, and all aspects of the writing process. The Graduate Writing Center is located in the College of Education, room 311. Please visit their website or more information and to schedule an appointment.

The Speaking Center at JHBC

Are you looking to help refine your public speaking skills? The Speaking Center at JHBC is here to assist you. Communication competency is crucial, and their goal is to prepare students to excel in public speaking moments both inside the classroom and beyond. Help with organizaiton, topic ideas, structure of a speech, quality sourcing and content, managing public speaking anxiety and other resources are just a click away! Virtual and face-to-face appointments are available.

Pfau Library

The Pfau Library offers valuable tools for conducting more effective research, managing sources and creating citations. Many of the library's workshops are tailored to graduate students; these include Basic Research, Advanced Research, and the Zotero citation management tool. The list of online tutorials includes tips on using the library, choosing a research topic, and online searching. The library's website also houses a long list of Library Guides. The Guides can be organized by discipline, and can help direct your research and answer questions specific to your program. They also contain more general information such as how to write a literature review, and handy citation guides for APA and MLA. Take the time to explore the Pfau Library's website and familiarize yourself with all it has to offer.

Laptop Check Out

 

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Students can now borrow a laptop from the Office of Student Research! This service is made possible by the Vital Technology Initiative (VTI) Grant.

To check out a laptop, please contact the Office of Student Research in College of Education 357; please bring your Coyote OneCard (CSUSB student ID card). Laptops can be checked out for an entire term.
For more information, call the Office of Student Research at (909) 537-3177.

Technology Resources for Students

The Technology Support Center has compiled a list of technology resources available to students.

University Calendar

Campus Life

There are numerous way for students to get involved on campus. On the Campus Life webpage you will find multiple links and resources available to you.

Obershaw DEN CSUSB Food Pantry

The Obershaw DEN is an on-campus food pantry for students facing food insecurity. It provides meals and hygiene products to currently enrolled CSUSB students in need, as well as referrals to other services. Students must present their Coyote One ID Card when visiting the DEN; confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Graduate Student Financial Opportunities

The Office of Graduate Studies aims to ensure that graduate students are aware of funding opportunities that are available through CSUSB and the California State University system.
Additional opportunities may be available through your graduate program.

 

Funding opportunities are competitive. Monitor deadlines closely and apply early!


Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for information on the FAFSA and additional funding opportunities. Phone: (909) 537-5227

Funding Opportunities Brochure

Undocumented Student Success Center

The DREAMers Resource and Success Center serves the undocumented student population on campus. It provides information on immigration, AB 540, employment opportunities, legal referral, available funding, and much more. The resource center is located in the Santos Manuel Student Union, room 120-B.

The HOWL Program

HOWL stand for Helping Our Students With Financial Literacy. We are excited to bring this program to the CSUSB community and to share the benefits it will offer.  The program will showcase videos related to various financial literacy topics.  There are a host of presentations and workshops dedicated to the topics of Financial Aid and Scholarship processing, Budgeting, Credit Scores, Responsible Borrowing, and much more!!  The program offers a Resource section in case you want to enter out to learn more about specific areas.  The HOWL Program also brings a new Financial Literacy platform called Financial Literacy 101.  The Financial Literacy 101 platform moves beyond the one-size-fits all approach of most financial literacy education programs by offering a personalized learning experience.  Your financial literacy is our success!

Learn more about how the HOWL Program and Financial Literacy 101 can help you with paying for school!

Download the CSUSB Financial Aid Brochure for Graduate Students

Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) provides opportunities and resources for conducting research and other scholarly and creative activities. Student and faculty grants, student workshops, the OSR Journal of Student Research, and the annual CSUSB Student Research Symposium are just a few of the assets OSR has to offer.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office oversees implementation of Title IX on campus, and implements the End Sexual Violence Training and addresses complaints about sexual misconduct and harassment. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus).

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides first aid and outpatient medical services to all enrolled students. Services include basic health care, physicals, and vaccinations. The staff includes doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and a pharmacist. The Center is open Monday through Friday.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling to all enrolled CSUSB students. Some issues commonly addressed by CAPS include anxiety, relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, personal trauma, or loss of a loved one.

CARE Team

The CARE (Campus Assessment, Response and Education) Team provides assessment, support and resources to at-risk individuals. The CARE Team should be contacted about individuals who may be exhibiting behaviors of concern in relation to their personal, physical or emotional wellbeing, or who are behaving in a manner that is intimidating, disruptive, aggressive or violent. The CARE team is also able to provide referrals for other resources and support.

Services to Students with Disabilities

The Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) is committed to providing eligible students accommodations that ensure equal access to learning and equal opportunity for academic success. Services include notetaking, on-campus transportation, exam accommodations, and class aides. Please contact SSD for a consultation and to learn more about the services they offer.