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Graduate Center for Excellence

Students in the Graduate Center for ExcellenceThe Graduate Center for Excellence at St. Mary’s University is federally funded from a Title V Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA) grant. The center includes collaborative learning stations with extensive access to technology designed exclusively for graduate student use.

The Graduate Center for Excellence hosts programming to support graduate student success, including seminars to support research and writing for academic, professional and personal development. It is located on the southwest corner of the third floor of the Louis J. Blume Library.


  • 2,187-square-foot facility with seating for 65 people
  • Center includes seven collaborative learning stations with dry erase table surfaces, HDMI ports and power outlets; three seating areas with power outlets; brainstorm blocks; and a learning counter
  • Five 50-inch LED monitors, one 70-inch LED monitor and one 80-inch LED monitor
  • Four magnetic glass boards, three of which are double-sided and mobile
  • Three video cameras, three ceiling microphones, and one lapel microphone to capture programming
  • Five USB remote-controlled webcams with built-in microphones and speakers
  • Multifunction printer, copier and scanner
  • Video lecture capture multi-perspective recording system
  • Learning stations are available for group study reservation

The Graduate Center for Excellence follows the hours of the Blume Library for the second and third floors.

Graduate Studies Orientation

Register for Graduate Studies Orientation

Graduate Student Success Seminars

MBA students working on a business presentation.Graduate Student Success Seminars offer a series of engaging seminars designed to support graduate students with a focus on research and writing support.

Seminars are taught by faculty and held in the Graduate Center for Excellence. Seminars are broadcast via webinar and recorded for asynchronous viewing. All graduate-level students from the Greehey School of Business, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, as well as Master of Jurisprudence students from the School of Law, are invited to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here for details on upcoming seminars (Gateway login required).


Graduate Center for Excellence
Blume Library, third floor

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