Office of the Graduate School

Graduate School Orientation

Welcome to Xavier University! For your convenience, this page offers the most utilized information to assist new and returning students with online orientation of Xavier's website. "Information Every New and Returning Graduate Student Wants to Know" provides links to answer typical immediate questions. "Additional Campus Resources" provides links and information about other frequently accessed services. The Office of the Graduate School, and all Xavier University offices are designed to assist you with any questions you may have. Need help? Call, email, or stop by, we are here to help you. It is what we do.

Information Every New and Returning Graduate Student Wants to Know

Additional Important Resources

  • Bookstore - Textbooks are sold from the Xavier Bookstore location on the first floor of the Gallagher Student Center. Textbooks may be purchased or rented both in person or online. The All For One Shop is the retail location for Xavier apparel and gifts and is located in University Station at the corner of Cleneay and Montgomery.
  • Canvas - Canvas is the University's online learning tool, used to facilitate course documents, discussions, grades and much more. Explore the features and functions available to students by viewing the Student Introduction Course to Canvas.
  • Library - The University Library, physically located in the McDonald Memorial Library along the Academic Mall, offers both in-person and online support to graduate students. Student services include traditional and electronic reserves, individual consultation and support from a librarian via phone, chat, email and text message.
  • Registrar - The Office of the Registrar manages the academic calendar, University Catalog, official transcripts, and more.
  • Student Handbook - The Xavier University Student Handbook contains University policies, procedures, and guidelines, for all University students.

  • Dining - There are numerous on-campus dining options for graduate students, many with extended hours to accommodate evening and weekend classes. On-campus locations include the Gallagher Student Center, Justice Hall, the Conaton Learning Commons and Smith Hall. University Station, located immediately adjacent to Xavier's campus along Montgomery Road and Dana Avenue, has numerous dining options as well.

  • Graduate Assistantships - Open positions are posted on the Office of the Graduate School website as they become available. Positions are often available in a number of offices around Xavier's campus, with a wide variety of responsibilities.
  • Graduate Student Association - The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents all full- and part-time graduate students and works to improve the quality of life for all graduate students at Xavier. GSA is an excellent leadership opportunity available to any Xavier graduate student.
  • Professional Funding - Apply for financial funding to assist with research and professional development endeavors.
  • Career Development Office - The Career Development Office offers career resources, programming and support. Graduate students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a career coach to discuss specific career development needs.
  • Health United Recreational Center - The recreation center located along Victory Parkway is free and available to all graduate students. The ALL Card must be presented for entrance. 
  • Mission and Identity - Jesuit schools have educated society's leaders for over 450 years. Xavier's Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence inspires students to think and communicate effectively, to foster a love of lifelong learning, to serve others, and to find God in all things. Learn more about The Xavier Way.
  • Title IX Office - Xavier strongly promotes a safe, respectful environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors through proactive prevention of and response to all forms of sex discrimination.
  • Xavier University Notice of Non-Discrimination - Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in all federally funded education programs and activities. In compliance with Title IX, Xavier University does not discriminate based on sex in any education or activity, including admission and employment. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, harassment or discrimination based on pregnancy, parenting, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Xavier University does not tolerate sex discrimination. If a student or employee believes they have experienced sex discrimination or has questions about Title IX, please contact Xavier’s Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Coordinator Kate Lawson at 332 Gallagher Student Center, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207, 513-745-3046, lawsonk1@xavier.edu or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov. For free, confidential advocacy and support, contact Xavier’s Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator at 513-904-9013.