The 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
Graduate Student Success Seminars
The Graduate Student Success Seminars will be a series of engaging seminars designed to support graduate students with a focus on research and writing support.
Seminars are taught by faculty and will be held in the Graduate Center for Excellence. Seminars are broadcast and recorded for online student participation. 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 are invited to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Current students can find information on upcoming seminars via Gateway.
Graduate Center for Excellence
Blume Library, third floor