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Fridays on Fourth

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Research, write-ins, and workshops every Friday in Watson Library’s Graduate Student Study Lounge (410) and throughout the fourth floor as part of a collaborative project between KU's Libraries, Writing Center, Office of Graduate Studies, and Center for Teaching Excellence.

Research Help

Experienced librarians provide consultations for research projects that can help to: refine research question and get started; develop search strategies to find relevant and find the best sources of information; track searches; access, organize, and analyze research data; and manage references and citations.

A student consults with a Libraries Grad Center rep.


Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, we invite you to join us.

Students work together in the Writing Center.


Each Friday may include a workshop related to one particular aspect of the research or writing process such as citation management (EndNote and Zotero), electronic thesis and dissertation formatting, literature reviews, publishing, and copyright.

A Fridays on Fourth Workshop in Watson 455
The Graduate Study area set up for Fridays on Fourth

A Transformed Graduate Study Center

Ask Us Anything During Student Hours!
Each Friday, graduate support staff and specialists will be available to answer your questions about various topics. Professionals from the Writing Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Graduate Studies, and KU Libraries are available to share their experiences, their knowledge, or help you navigate graduate school! They will be available in the Graduate Student Study Lounge between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the event.

Upcoming Fridays on Fourth Events

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Libraries Center for Graduate Initiatives & Engagement

The mission of the Center for Graduate Initiatives and Engagement is to support KU Graduate students in their roles as advanced students, researchers, teachers, future academics and professionals.
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Writing Center

Writers need feedback, sounding boards, and other people to coach them while they compose. That's where the KU Writing Center comes in. It's a place for productive talk about writing, to help you brainstorm, draft, and revise your projects.

KU Writing Center

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Office of Graduate Studies

KU’s Office of Graduate Studies fosters an exceptionally healthy and inclusive graduate learning community by enacting administrative practices that lift students, faculty, and staff to the highest standards for graduate education.

KU Office of Graduate Studies

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Center for Teaching Excellence

CTE strives to foster an intellectual community of instructors dedicated to improving their teaching practices and increasing student learning.

Center for Teaching Excellence