Our specialty is helping graduate students, and we are here to help you navigate the issues, challenges and complications that are an inevitable part of life. The Graduate Life Office (GLO) can assist with a variety of situations including, but not limited to:

  • personal issues
  • roommate problems
  • family and health concerns
  • academic challenges
  • financial difficulties

We can also help you with practical questions about life on campus and in the local community. We know about support services across campus and can refer you to the staff or office best suited to address your needs.

Some problems or concerns can benefit from professional counseling and we can help you determine if seeking professional advice is right for you. Counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Vaden Health Center advise students about their individual needs.

The Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) offers consultation, resources, and education related to sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence and stalking .

Crisis Assistance

If you experience urgent personal difficulties, relationship issues, academic problems, or other life crises, the Assistant Deans in the Graduate Life Office can be your lifeline.


For medical emergencies, life-threatening situations, and crime, call 9-911.

For Immediate Assistance from GLO

If you have a need for immediate help that can't wait for business hours, the GLO deans are accessible 24/7.

  • Phone the GLO pager at (650) 723-8222 and enter ID# 25085.
  • You will be contacted directly by return call.

Make an Appointment with Us

We are available for appointments during the week to discuss any sort of problem you may have.

Contact us for an appointment:
(650) 736-7078 ( Graduate Community Center Office)