The Office of Graduate Studies shall make all Graduate Assistant appointments. No other person is authorized to appoint Graduate Assistants, nor to modify or revise the provisions of any appointment or offer of appointment. No other person is authorized to make statements, either oral or written, which may be construed to be commitments to appointment by the University.
Appointments to the position of Graduate Assistant may be made for the Fall semester, Spring semester, and academic year. Normally Fall semester contracts begin the first day of the Fall semester classes begin and end no later than the end of the final exam period. Spring semester contracts begin the first day of the Spring semester classes begin and end no later than Spring commencement. An academic year is the period of time from the beginning of school in August to the end of school in May which encompasses both the Fall and Spring semesters.
All appointments of Graduate Assistants are conditional upon budget and enrollment.
Students may not hold more than one Graduate Assistantship at a time.
Contracts of Graduate Assistants are also conditional upon progress toward the advanced degree, budget and enrollment. Subsequent appointments are based upon prior performance as a Graduate Assistant and progress toward the advanced degree.
All approved appointments are rechecked by the Office of Graduate Studies after the add/drop deadline to verify continued eligibility.
The official offer to a Graduate Assistant shall also indicate that the appointment automatically expires at the end of the period stated and does not establish a right to subsequent appointments or any further appointment rights. No other notice shall be provided.