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Resources for Graduate Contacts

Departmental Contact for graduate student records: The primary contact person representing the graduate program/records office for a program. Our first contact for academic matters and decisions related to students in your unit’s graduate programs.

A Contact is named by the Executive Officer of a unit using the GC Roles and Access Manager.

Training Materials & Workshops


Getting Started

An intro to get you started in your role as a new graduate contact

Graduate College Training Opportunities

Opportunities for learning about processes and resources to help you in your role serving graduate students on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Data Resources

AITS - Campus Data Resources - EDDIE, ViewDirect, Business Objects
Division of Management Information
Graduate College Data & Databases

Graduate Assistantship Resources

Academic Human Resources –

Recommended Template for TA/GA and RA/PGA/TAR Offer Letters
Campus Minimum Stipend Rates
GEO Contract (2012-2017)
Graduate Assistantship Orientation 
Definitions of Graduate Student Appointments 
Tax Implications for Waivers

NESSIE is where employees select their benefits coverage, enter their direct deposit information, change their addresses and many other demographic changes. For a more complete listing, please review Things you can find and do in NESSIE.

Guidelines for Federal Work Study (FWS) Funded Graduate Assistantships

Timely Opportunities for Your Students

Assistantship Clearinghouse
Conference Travel Awards for Graduate Students
Fellowship Opportunities
Student Employment Resources

Don’t hesitate to call with questions
Graduate College, 333-0035