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Please check here for the latest news on how preventative measures for COVID-19 are affecting campus resources and programming:

**Due to recent guidance from the university, Academic Life Coach appointments can now be conducted in-person on campus (for fully vaccinated individuals) or via Zoom - you will have the option when making an appointment through the link below.  Programming will take place via Zoom - but in-person option may be available if a suitable space is found that enables both options simultaneously.  Information will be updated prior to sessions.**

  • Peak Performance (Grad Students and Postdocs) -  dates, information and registration links below!
  • Critical Conversations for Graduate Students series - see below for descriptions and registration links for Fall 2021!
  • Individual Coaching Appointments – Choose date and time to meet 1:1 via Calendly (  

Special Programs

November Events

*The Academic Life Coaches invite graduate school students to join us for:

Destress & Decompress, Thursday November 4 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM in Alumni Hall, including:
-Untangle Stress through Art
-Therapy Animals
-Coffee Bar & Treats
-Academic Life Coaching
-Free T-shirts

Understanding Credit (Financial Wellbeing), Thursday, November 11 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in the Center for Student Wellbeing

 BCC Hot Topics and KCPC Cafe for Graduate Students

 Stop by for casual conversation and coffee with a coach - 

BCC Hot Topics flier - details on website

@ The BCC
Thursdays (September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18)
3:00 - 4:00 PM
in The Graduate Student Lounge

KCPC Cafe - details on website @ The KCPC
Wednesdays (September 15, October 20, November 17)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

"Managing Up" for Postdocs

Managing up for Postdocs flier - details on website

Tuesday, October 12
12:00 - 1:00 PM
via ZOOM
Click here to register (must register for Zoom link)

We will work to: Identify ways to effectively engage with supervisors on critical matters with clarity and goal alignment while maintaining a positive work relationship.

 Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students

These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students (PhD, MA, MS, MLAS, MFA).

You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you. 

Active discussion is encouraged.

Registration required for Zoom link - register through links below
[Due to new guidance from the university, we are investigating options for holding these sessions in-person as well as via Zoom and will update this page and the registration links when more information is available]

Fall 2021
Offered twice this semester - Wednesdays @ noon   AND Fridays @ noon (alternating with Peak Performance) - choose the sessions that are best for you!

UPDATE 8/16:  Given recent university guidance on COVID restrictions, we are evaluating social distancing options and may be moving to a ZOOM only format for these sessions.  We will update registered students/postdocs at least 48 hours before each session on the format. 

Critical Conversations Series flier - details found on website

Peak Performance Workshop Series

Workshops facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and the Academic Life Coaches.

This workshop series is designed to promote expert performance by exploring common issues impacting graduate and professional students and postdocs.  During each session, we will briefly cover theory and research on the topic and provide a space for attendees to discuss their related experiences and to gain support and consultation.

  • You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you.
  • RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link
  • Active discussion encouraged.
  • Workshops are offered every semester.

Fall 2021
All workshops offered on Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Offered via Zoom only, for the Fall 2021 term

Peak Performance Series flier - details found on webpage


 Other Support Programming Resources on Campus