Lisa Garcia Bedolla standing on the steps of Sproul Hall

Congratulations – you made it!

What a year it has been!
The end of the academic year is a time for celebration as well as reflection. As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus; the excitement is palpable.

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Coming together stronger

Dear Graduate Student Community, Welcome back! I hope you were able to find time to relax and enjoy the company of friends…

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Kicking off a new academic year

Dear Graduate Student Community, I wanted to extend a very warm welcome to our incoming cohort of graduate and professional students. We…

Lisa García Bedolla

You have made this an amazing year

You did it! Another academic year has come to a close and, as I have said many times in past messages, I and all of us in the Graduate Division applaud your resilience and enthusiastic spirit! As the world around us struggles with so many crises –

Welcome back and looking forward!

Dear Graduate Student Community, Happy New Year and welcome back! Amidst the challenges and uncertainty we’ve been steeped in this winter, I…

Lisa García Bedolla

Town Hall Recap and a Reminder to Rest, Recharge and Reconnect

Congratulations on making it through this fall semester! We recognize it’s been a tremendous challenge to resume in-person instruction and I want to thank you for your patience and resilience as we’ve all navigated the ups and downs over these past months. But I hope that,  like me, you’ve also experienced the joys of being back in community.

Support Resources to Keep You Centered

Dear Graduate Student Community, First, I want to say how encouraged and inspired I’ve been witnessing your resilience during all the uncertainties…

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How To Prepare For Campus This Fall

Dear Graduate Student Community, I’m greatly looking forward to welcoming you to campus again! As you prepare for the fall semester, we’ve…

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Mental Health Support This Summer

Graduate Students, As a member of our university community, your well-being is of utmost importance to us, and to me personally as…

Lisa García Bedolla

Supporting Our AAPI Community

Dear Graduate Student Community, I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate the heartbreak and outrage that I, and others in our…