Recurring Graduate Student Events

These weekly events provide academic, social, physical and professional development support to UCR graduate students.

  • TADP Manager Office Hours

    Ashley Harlow, Ph.D.

     Manager, Teaching Assistant Development Program 

    TADP Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 PM in UOB 141 or via Zoom

  • GradSuccess Director Office Hours

    Stop by and see the GradSuccess Director, Dawn Loyola! She is available to advise on a variety of graduate school and professional topics, or even if you just need someone to listen. 

    Office hours are Tuesdays from 2-3pm in the University Office Building Room 131 or on Zoom 


  • GradQuant Drop In Hours
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    Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    During GradQuant drop-in hours, students can talk to GradQuant consultants without an appointment. Bring your statistics or programming questions at your convenience. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • GSRC/GradQuant Program Specialist Office Hours
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    GradQuant: Mondays 10:00 AM -10:50 AM in LFSC 1425
    GSRC: Thursdays 10:00 AM -10:50 AM Online

    Come to the GSRC/GradQuant program specialist's office hours to see how the GSRC can support you during graduate school or how GradQuant can provide academic assistance, even if you are doing qualitative or mixed-methods research. No appointment necessary.

  • Special Topics Peer Mentors

    Professional Communication & Early Career Development STPM, Camila Alvarez


    Camila (she/her) is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Neuroscience and the special topics peer mentor specializing in Professional Communication and early Career Development. She is part of the DiPatrizio Lab, where she studies the role of the endocannabinoid system in controlling the reward effects of our Western-style diet (high fat, high sucrose). When she is not working in the lab, she likes to go out dancing or roller skating.


    Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM, on Zoom (

    Mental Health and Wellness Resources STPM, Matthew Kersting


    Matthew (he/him) is a third-year Ph.D. student in Psychology and the special topics peer mentor in Mental Health and Wellness. He is a graduate student in the Kids Interaction and Neurodevelopment (KIND) Lab, where he incorporates neuroimaging techniques to study the role of intention and perspective-taking when evaluating and making judgments of moral blameworthiness throughout development and how blameworthiness is judged when actors use indirect means (e.g., intermediaries) to inflict harm on others.


    Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Zoom (

  • GradQuant/UCR Library Hacky Hours
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    Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Organized by GradQuant & UCR Library, Hacky Hours are open to all members of the UCR research community, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff. Come talk to us about programming, statistics, data management, and more.

  • Grad R'Pantry
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    If you’re in need of emergency food services, R’Pantry is accessible by appointment and can provide basic supplementary foods and hygiene products.
    Check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates.

  • Graduate Student Resource Center Coffee Social
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    Wednesdays 2:30-4pm
    Physics Courtyard

    Want to connect with fellow grad students and postdocs? Come and join us in the Physics Courtyard for a weekly Coffee Social where we serve free coffee, tea, and snacks. Each session is sponsored by a campus unit. Please bring your student ID.

  • Digital Writers' Room
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    This two-hour digital writers’ room, hosted via Zoom, fosters a collaborative graduate writing community. Each session includes goal setting, a 90-minute writing session, and a closing check-in.

  • GSA Wellness Liaison Office Hours


    Thursdays 3-3:30PM and 3:30-4PM

    Make your appointment at:

    Miranda Beymer is your GSA Wellness Liaison. She works with the Basic Needs Department AND the GSA. If you have any basic needs (e.g., housing insecurity, food insecurity) concerns, drop by her office hours.

  • GSA Basic Needs Liaison Office Hours

    Destyni Cravens

    GSA Basic Needs Liaison

    Office hours:  by appointment

  • GSA DIAL Office Hours

    GSA-DIAL position is vacant during the 2023-24 academic year. 


  • Graduate Student Career Counseling Appointments
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    Mondays-Fridays by appointment only

    Looking for career advice? Look no further than the Career Center. Make an appointment via Handshake. For more information, contact Dr.   Vanessa Lee.

  • Grad Student Job Search Support Group
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    Wednesdays 11am-12pm
    Online - sign up on Handshake to join

    The job search process can be challenging, but you are not alone! Join the Grad Student Job Search Support Group via Zoom to chat with our graduate student career support team about anything related to the job search process, such as the internship search and application process, resume and cover letter questions, how to network, interview tips and any other questions you might have!