Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC)
The Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) at CSUF was established under the Strengthening Opportunities, Access and Resources (SOAR) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V, Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant program.
The GSSC provides graduate students with a place to study, to network, and to engage in academic and professional experiences. The GSSC hosts academic and professional development workshops and graduate student learning communities. Students will also find study carrels for individual studying, group meeting tables, an Apple TV for presentations, tables, and cushioned seats with sliding tables. At the GSSC, graduate students have:
- Soaring Graduate Student Association (SGSA)
- Graduate Success Consultants tutoring and academic assistance
- Student Workshops
- Food Pantry
- Bulletin Board of job opportunities, graduate assistantships, etc.
- Mon - Thu: 10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.
- Fri - Sat: 10:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
- Sun: 12:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
The Graduate Advisors are available to assist you in navigating graduate school. Prospective graduate students can receive assistance through the application process, and with the transition into graduate school. Continuing graduate students can receive assistance in resolving unforeseen issues, overcoming academic probation, or by getting connected to campus resources. Students who meet with a Graduate Advisor typically learn more about funding opportunities at Cal State Fullerton, as well as campus resources to help them succeed.
Prospective students benefit from meeting with a Graduate Advisor by gaining a better understanding of the application process, and further insight into funding opportunities at Cal State Fullerton.
Continuing students benefit from meeting with a Graduate Advisor by reviewing academic policies, learning about funding opportunities, and even establishing plans to help overcome academic probation.
A Graduate Advisor is available for appointments at the Graduate Student Success Center. You can call or email Janette Hernandez at 657-278-4077, or firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively.
Fall '19 workshops are TBD.
Graduate Success Consultants
The Graduate Success Consultants program provides free one-on-one tutoring/academic coaching to all graduate students at CSU Fullerton, in writing, class presentations, resumes and applications, literature reviews, term papers, research, and statistics. The tutoring takes place in the Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) Pollack Library South, room PLS 365 or by distance (online or phone). You can book your appointment today by using our automated system.
Graduate Success Consultants are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends! Free of Charge!
- You may only make one appointment per week.
- Appointments are one hour. May be extended if the GLS is free after your appointment.
- Please respect the system. Abuses (missed appointments, etc.) will cause repercussions.
If you are seeking assistance with a written assignment, please bring a paper or electronic version of your work to your appointment with the Specialist. If your appointment is online or via phone, please have your assignments readily available as you will need to email the work to your Specialist during your appointment.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment with a Graduate Success Consultants, please do so at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time. If your appointment is less than 24 hours away, please send an email to email@example.com or call the Graduate Student Success Center at
If you’re in need of tutoring and there are no appointments, there is Drop-In Tutoring available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and on weekends. The hours are posted in the Graduate Student Success Center (Pollak Library-South 365) for reference.
No appointment is necessary, just inform the front desk that you would like to see a Graduate Success Consultant and your name will be added to the sign-in list. Please note that there might be a waiting period before you are able to meet with the Specialist. It is highly recommended and encouraged that all students book appointments. This will guarantee a date and time. Appointments are normally one-hour long, your session can be extended if the Specialist is free after your appointment.
In addition, throughout the semester you will find workshops tailored to the specific needs of graduate students. Flyers for upcoming workshops are posted on this page.
Graduate Student Food Pantry
The Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) and the Office of Graduate Studies wants to have food available throughout the day for graduate students. Created in Spring 2016, The Graduate Student Food Pantry was established to address the growing food insecurity problem among graduate students at CSUF. The food pantry is available to all graduate students through the Graduate Student Success Center (PLS 365) and offers students the use of a microwave, refrigerator, hot water pot, and coffee maker.
The Graduate Student Food Pantry needs to maintain a healthy budget in order to sustain itself. Fundraisers for the food pantry occur throughout the year. As well as a donation box that is available every day. The donation box is located at the front desk of the GSSC. The center also accepts on-site donations of food products from on campus events. Faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students can make donations directly to the GSSC PLS 365 or monetary donations through our foundation account number 97901: Graduate Student Food Pantry. Donations can be made online at https://giving.fullerton.edu/specific-funds/Search.aspx , we can be found under our name or account number in the specific funds tab.
You can contact the foundation directly Philanthropic Foundation 2600 Nutwood Ave., Ste 830, Fullerton, CA 92831 T: 657-278-2786 F: 657-278-7666
Monetary donations can be made by mail by filling out Gift form . Donors who wish to make a donation via domestic or through an international wire transfer, please call the Foundation directly at 657-278-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
If you have any questions about the Graduate Student Food Pantry, feel free to contact us at: 657-278-3374 or by email at email@example.com.