Graduate Student Life and Wellness

Welcome, Graduate and Professional Students!

Whether you're pursuing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree, graduate school can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. To help you navigate your way, the Office of Graduate Student Life & Wellness (GSLW) and this website act as a handbook to graduate student well-being at Michigan State University.


We know that a lot of things have changed due to COVID, but we are still here for you! This pandemic has created a lot of disruption, uncertainty, and loss and all of us are in need of extra support these days.  Please reach out for help and encouragement, and take care of yourselves and each other. 


Here you will find tools, resources, and programs to not only help you succeed but even make gains in your health and wellness while you are here at Michigan State. Wellness and well-being can be a trendy topic these days, and we acknowledge that wellness looks very different depending on your cultural background, personality, and life circumstances. What looks like wellness to one person may not be helpful or accessible or even possible to another. With these differences in mind, we affirm that It is important that we do our best to take care of ourselves and each other in the midst of such challenging times.  

Click here to meet the GSLW Team


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Upcoming Events

All events, programs, and workshops can be found on The Graduate School calendar:

Health & Wellness

Graduate Student Life & Wellness is a collaborative effort to help support graduate students in the pursuit of their advanced degrees and well-balanced life. Click here to learn more about the vision of the GSLW office.

Well-Being Resources

Click here to learn more about specific resources available to you as graduate and professional students to help support you in your academic, professional, and personal success. 

Leadership Institute 

The Leadership Institute exists to support and develop graduate students to become dynamic leaders, strategically influencing their academic communities while at Michigan State who will make an indelible impact in their disciplines and fields in their future endeavors. Click here to learn more about opportunities for leadership development. 

Partners in Wellness

Graduate Student Life & Wellness programs, events, and resources are produced in collaboration between many offices to help support graduate students in their pursuit of an advanced degree and well-balanced life. Click here to learn more about our partners across campus. 

Graduate Student Lounge

At this time, our Lounge in Chittenden Hall is closed.  When campus opens up, however, it is a great place to study or relax and it's a good location for individual or group work. Click here to learn more.

Student Organizations

The 700-plus registered student organizations offer fun and friendly social and educational experiences related to academics, business, environmental interests, international topics, politics, racial and ethnic issues, religious groups, women’s interests, sports and leisure, and more. Click here to learn more.


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(517) 884 - 1332
Chittenden Hall Room 130
466 W Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824