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Graduate Resource Center

Dedicated to supporting the academic and professional success of all UC Irvine graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) has everything you need to succeed.  The GRC offers workshops and programs designed to support professional development; writing support; courses in communication skills; preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications; wellness and work-life balance; mentoring and much more!

In addition:

  • Support during the transitions of new graduate students and postdocs to the UC Irvine campus
  • Individual and group study space
  • Building connections to campus resources and with other graduate students

Stop by to explore the many resources we have to offer or feel free to contact us by calling 949-824-3849 or sending us an email.

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 campus resource 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.

Register for workshops and services by contacting the GRC via:

Drop-in Career Advising for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars

Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. 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 weekly on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the GRC at 949-824-3849 for more information.

Writing Support

The need for writing assistance is a top priority for the graduate student population and postdoctoral scholars. Individual consultation in both science and humanities writing styles is available. Writing support is offered in a variety of areas including:

  • Support for writing fellowship applications
  • Journal publications
  • Academic course papers
  • Dissertation/Thesis proposals

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

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

Additional writing services include quarterly Dissertation Boot Camps, Writing groups, and support for ESL/ELL students.

Click here for more information about our services.