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Graduate Division Open Office Hours

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Graduate and Professional students are welcome to "drop in" during Open Office Hours to ask questions of and share ideas with members of The Graduate Division leadership team: 

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Senior Associate Dean
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Erica Lennard, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Student Financial Support
Additionally, The Graduate Division leadership participates in the Return to Learn Student Town Halls. Register for and attend those "live", or watch recordings of past ones on the Return to Learn website.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 8:30 - 10:30AM PT

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2:30 - 4:30PM PT

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*UPDATE AS OF 9/1/21: In light of indoor events not being allowed the first few weeks of the quarter and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue to convene Open Office Hours via Zoom only.

No worries. It's casual!

Drop in anytime during the Open Office Hours session.

Students who attend them ask questions about resources for new students, preparing for graduation, and everything in between. UC San Diego’s internal structures are complex. Dean Antony and his team are happy to help you navigate and/or locate them. And please know that the Dean or an associate dean is happy to talk with you one-on-one in a Zoom room, if you’d prefer to speak privately.

Lastly, the Graduate Division welcomes students to reach out at any time with questions or concerns.