Highlights from Announcements 3/27/23

Flowers bloom in the foreground with McGraw Tower in the background
Jason Koski/Cornell University


Upcoming Milestone Deadlines

Communication from Graduate School Student Services (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) was sent last week regarding the Student Progress Review (SPR) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) milestone deadlines. Please be proactive and coordinate with your field to complete these milestones. 

Please be sure to check any emails you received from Graduate School Student Services (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) as they contain important upcoming milestone reminders.

Preparing for May Conferral

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete their degree requirements this semester. Please be aware that you need to submit your approved thesis/dissertation by May 1 to graduate in May. Contact the Graduate School (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) with questions or concerns.

Summer Registration

All research students, except those taking a vacation from research activities and work toward degree progress, must be registered and enrolled in research credits for the summer term. Summer registration is especially critical for students receiving financial aid (fellowships, summer loans, assistantships, travel grants, or tuition awards) during the summer. There is no charge for summer registration.

  • To register, enroll in the Graduate School’s Graduate Summer Research course, GRAD 9016 (class numbers 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484), through Student Center. You will not be automatically enrolled by the Graduate School. 

If you are uncertain of your summer plans we recommend waiting until May to enroll, otherwise we encourage students to register now.


Spring blossoms frame McGraw Tower.

Parking Options Expanded for Students on Assistantships

The options for graduate students who need to park on campus to carry out their responsibilities will be growing in the coming months. Beginning in June 2023, graduate students funded by assistantships—teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, research assistants, and graduate assistants—will be eligible to purchase the same permits as faculty and staff, offering new options for students who carry out research and teaching on campus.

Read more about parking.

3MT 2019 winners: Pamela Meyerhofer (People’s Choice), Teddy Yesudasan (1st place), and Shao-Pei Chou (2nd place).

Support Your Peers at the 2023 3MT!

Eight Cornell doctoral students will compete in the final round of this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition live over Zoom on Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m.

View the finalists, and register to attend for your opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Preparing for Tax Season

April 18 is the Tax Deadline

April 18 is the deadline to file your taxes. Read the Graduate School’s Tax Information and Tax Preparation FAQs and make a plan today.

Student Spotlight

Saket BagdeSaket Bagde is a doctoral candidate in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Nagpur, India. He earned his previous degrees at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune and University of Texas at El Paso and now studies the structure and function of complex molecular machines at Cornell.

Read more about Saket Bagde.

All spotlights.