From: Graduate Student Council
Date: March 24, 2020
Subject: Update from GSC

Hi First_Name,

We hope you are adapting to your virtual classes and staying healthy. We encourage you to interact with your classmates, colleagues, friends, and family in healthy ways. Stay mindful of your mental health and do what you can to end the semester strong! 

If you have any specific questions, please email The executive board is collectively monitoring this email. The Graduate Student Council is remotely here for you through our laptop screens to support our community during this confusing time. Please reach out if there’s anything we can help with

Join the GSC Executive Board

Interested in leadership opportunities for next school year? The Graduate Student Council Executive Board is accepting applications for all 9 positions. Its a great opportunity to get to represent the graduate student community and build some skills. Applications for the 2020-2021 executive board are due Friday at 5pm. Click the photo above to apply!


Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 6th - 10th. The Office of Graduate Student Life and other campus partners are finding ways to virtually show appreciation to all of CWRU's graduate students including raffles, daily trivia, a scavenger hunt, and more. Stay tuned for more information or follow along here!

2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has released information specifically about students and how university remote learning affects their participation in the census. You can read about it here:

The short version is that college students should answer the census for where they would normally or regularly have been living on April 1. For CWRU students, that means being enumerated as if they were in their student housing, off-campus or on-campus. 

For off-campus students, that's getting counted at an apartment or residence where they were expecting to be living on April 1, by answering the census invitation. Log on to the census website.

Spoken English Programs

In hopes of helping students and their families not feel not so isolated, Spoken English Programs will be presenting seminars for international students via Zoom.

  • Mondays, 2:00 p.m. Conversation Hour - two questions sent to participants and we chat
  • Fridays 2:00 p.m. - Presentation Skills
  • Fridays 3:00 p.m. - Spouses Spoken English Hour
Contact Elise Geither, PhD, Associate Director of Spoken English Programs, to register for these seminars.

Community Resources

  1. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will have a food distribution Today, March 24th from 2pm to 5pm. It is a drive up distribution. Your trunk must be empty to receive food.
  2. Covenant Student Ministries is set up to provide hygiene kits for students who do not have access to soap or other hygiene products. Students should contact Kevin directly at or text me at 330-988-0490 and we will set up a time to pick up or deliver. 



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