The Mission of Graduate Student Services (GSS) is to increase and support the academic, personal, and professional growth of graduate and professional students at The University of Alabama. This mission holds at its core the commitment to sharing in the socialization process of graduates and professionals to the culture of their UA graduate family and their chosen profession. GSS provides an avenue to lifelong learning, acquiring essential resources and services, as well as promoting a supportive framework of unique services through collaborating with student organizations, academic departments, and other student affairs units.  GSS is dedicated to student development and giving graduate and professional students at UA an audible and collective voice. GSS coordinates Orientation for New Graduate Students at the beginning of fall semester and supports scheduled workshops and seminars during the school year that are designed to assist students in succeeding and excelling in graduate school. Development of research skills is the focus of an annual graduate student research conference sponsored by Graduate Student Services, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Graduate School. Additionally, GSS hosts a variety of cultural and educational events throughout the year, coordinates Graduate Appreciation Week in April, and advises the GSA and Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society.
The office of Graduate Student Services is located in the Office of the Dean of Students, 3610 Ferguson Center, and can be reached by telephone at (205) 348-6796 or by fax at (205) 348-1405.