Graduate Student Resources

Graduate and Professional Student Senate
GPSS is made up of two senators from each degree-granting department, four officers, and several staff members. GPSS provides students with representation both on campus and in the legislature. In addition, GPSS acts as a resource center and funds graduate programming.

UW Graduate School

Instructions, Policies & Procedures for and about Graduate Students

MELC MA Student Handbook

Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students and Faculty

Opportunities for Graduate Students at the University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities

Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP)
Graduate appointees, Fellows and Trainees in eligible positions can participate in the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP). The UW pays the monthly premium for student appointees with eligible positions. All appointees must re-enroll every Autumn quarter and/or after break in UW-paid GAIP coverage.

Quarter Coverage Periods Online Enrollment Deadline
Autumn Oct 1 - Dec 31 Oct 31
Winter Jan 1 - Mar 31 Jan 31
Spring Apr 1 - June 30 Apr 30
Summer July 1 - Sept 30 June 30


Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan
All graduate students are eligible for this insurance plan. The deadline to sign up for, change plans, or cancel insurance is the 7th calendar day of the quarter. To sign up, you must be registered for classes. You cannot enroll in, change or cancel your choice after that day. You can register for this insurance on your MyUW page.