- Paid Holidays: Graduate assistants are paid for, and are exempt from, assistantship duties on holidays observed by the university and on days the university is closed during the semesters of their appointments. See Department of Human Resources’ Holiday Calendar.
- Regular Student Breaks: Regular student breaks are days in which classes are not held (Winter Break, Easter Break, Spring Break, etc.). Graduate assistants may be expected to perform required duties during regular student breaks. See specific departments for details. Academic Calendars are available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
- Religious Holidays not Observed by the University: See policy on Leave Provision: Short-Term Leave.
Raynor Memorial Libraries offers a host of services and resources for graduate assistants. The library’s subject liaison librarians can help graduate research assistants find hard-to-track-down materials, make more efficient use of research databases and citation tools, and more. Faculty members can authorize graduate research assistants to check out library materials and request interlibrary loans on their behalf. Librarians are also available to help graduate assistants explore new and emerging publishing options, data management, and alternative impact metrics.
Librarians frequently partner with graduate teaching assistants to foster and develop the research skills of students through instruction, online learning modules, and research consultations. For instructors interested in digital assignments for their classes, the Digital Scholarship Lab can help identify tools and resources for your students and offer in-class instruction. More information about how the library supports graduate assistants is available on the Graduate Student’s Guide to Libraries.
PrintWise is the campus-wide network of printers and copying machines. Qualified graduate assistants receive an allocation that is larger than non-assistants’ allocations in order to accommodate their printing needs. The assistantship allocation is $75 for fall and spring semesters. There is no allocation for summer. If the printing requirements go beyond their allocations, assistants should contact their supervisors. Assistantships funded by faculty grants or non-academic departments do not receive the assistantship PrintWise allocation.
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Graduate assistants can elect to pay for their on-campus parking permits via payroll deduction, rather than paying for them on a semester basis. Additional information is available from Parking Services.
Each January the Graduate School honors teaching assistants who exemplify excellence in teaching and embody the mission and vision of Marquette University. Recipients receive cash prizes, and awards are available in both instructors of record and non-instructors of record categories. Nomination information is distributed to students and their departments in December.
Vacation and Sick Time
Graduate assistants do not accrue vacation or sick hours.
All graduate students, including graduate assistants, may purchase a U-Pass from Union Station. Additional information is available at Graduate Student Organization Benefits.
All full-time graduate students, including graduate assistants, are eligible to receive services from the Counseling Center. Additional information is available at the Counseling Center website.
No-cost therapy services and reduced rate psychological assessment services are available through the Center for Psychological Services.