Graduate Resource Center (GRC)

What's Up at the GRC?

Be sure to visit our calendar for a comprehensive listing of all GRC events and other campus activities of interest to graduate students and postdocs.  View the Grad Weekly for more information about upcoming events and funding opportunities available.  View photos from the events in the GRC.

Dedicated to supporting the academic and professional success of all UC Irvine graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the Graduate Resource Center is the place to go for:
  • A wide range of workshops and programs designed to support professional and career development, the preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications, wellness and work-life balance, mentoring and more! Writing tutorial services and workshops
  • Support during the transitions of new graduate students and postdocs to the UCI campus
  • Individual and group study space
  • Building connections to campus resources and with other graduate students
  • Answering questions

View photos from the events in the GRC.

Hours and Location

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is open:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9AM - 7PM
  • Fridays from 9AM - 5PM
The GRC is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center - in between the Langson Library and the Cross-Cultural Center, directly across from Aldrich Hall. The main entrance is located at the rear of the building (facing Aldrich Park). Click here for a map to the GRC.


The GRC works with faculty and UC Irvine service centers to offer in-depth workshops on topics including professional development, writing skills, work-life balance, and funding opportunities. Upcoming workshops can be found on the Graduate Division calendar or click here for the Spring 2014 workshop flyers.

Register for workshops and services by contacting the GRC via:

Career Drop-in Advising for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars – Wednesdays from 3 – 4pm: Graduate students and postdocs should prepare now for the upcoming academic job season. Christine Kelly is a Career Consultant specializing in the needs of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. She reviews CVs and other job materials and provides tools for the competitive job market. The drop-in service is available every Wednesday from 3 – 4pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Writing Support

The need for writing assistance is a top priority for the graduate student population. The Graduate Division developed a writing tutorial program, housed in the GRC. Advanced graduate students employed by the Graduate Division function as tutors. Individual tutoring in both science and humanities writing styles is available to all registered graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  Assistance is offered in a variety of areas including:


  • Support for writing fellowship applications
  • Journal publications
  • Academic course papers
  • Teaching philosophies and personal statements for job applications
  • Dissertation/Thesis proposals

Individual appointments are available by calling the GRC (949-824-3849). 


Throughout the academic year, the writing tutors present workshops focusing on specific writing tasks. See the Graduate Division calendar for dates.