Welcome from the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to the University of Minnesota!

We are honored to partner with you as you enter this new stage of your academic and professional life.

The Graduate School, located on the 3rd floor of Johnston Hall on the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus, is here to ensure that you have the resources and support you need to have a successful graduate education experience.

In addition to providing a number of academic and professional development opportunities, the Graduate School connects students across colleges through interdisciplinary initiatives, administers fellowships and grants, provides quality oversight of programs, leads initiatives that foster excellence in graduate education, and promotes diversity and inclusivity in the graduate community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please call us at 612-625-2809, visit us on campus at 321 Johnston Hall, or email us at gsdean@umn.edu.

With my best wishes for a rewarding and successful graduate student experience,

Scott Lanyon, Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education


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