Student Life

Within this international hub of culture and commerce, students at the CUNY Graduate Center build a close-knit community through campus events, student organizations, and interdisciplinary collaboration. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the complex neighborhoods and academic institutions of New York City and beyond.

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What to Expect as a Graduate Student

Explore information prospective master’s and doctoral students should know before applying.

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Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council (DGSC)

The DGSC is the primary governing organization at the Graduate Center. As a student-run organization, it represents the interests of both doctoral and master’s students.

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Living and Learning in NYC

Prepare for life as a graduate student on CUNY’s campus located in the heart of New York City.

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Student Services

Multiple resources, benefits, and programs are available to all GC students.

Student Resources

From child care to disability services to career planning, the Graduate Center offers numerous resources for our students to support them both professionally and personally throughout their career at the Graduate Center.

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Housing

Located at 165 East 118th Street, the eight-story Graduate Center Apartments complex offers students furnished studios, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments within an easy commute to The Graduate Center.

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Additional Resources

Learn about additional resources that address student interests and safety.

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Upcoming GC Events

Tuesday, September 13 — Friday, November 18, 2022

“We Are Beside Ourselves” Exhibition

With intensifying systemic inequalities around the world materializing as global pandemics, accelerating climate change, food and energy bottlenecks, escalating refugee crises and rising race and...

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Graduate Center Resources

Official Publications

Review the Graduate Center's official publications:

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