Saint Mary's to Host California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

What: Saint Mary's College of California will serve as the host for the 2013 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 8a.m. to 4p.m. Launched in 1991 by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities throughout the Golden State, the California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, which are free and open to the public, are designed to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to underrepresented groups in doctoral-level programs. 

The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.

More than 200 recruiters from colleges and universities from across the nation will be on the Saint Mary's campus providing information about various graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees. Organizers expect 1,000 high-achieving undergraduate and master's students to attend the event. Attendees will be able to explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. 

 Aspiring graduate students can attend workshops on such topics as preparing for the GRE, choosing, applying and preparing for graduate school, financing graduate education and learning the keys to success and survival in a graduate program. 

Cost: The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is free and open to the public. 

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013 

Where: Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, Calif. 94556

Background:The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education at Saint Mary's is sponsored by the College's Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information about the Forum contact Jane Joyce, Saint Mary's Director of Marketing & Recruitment for Graduate and Professional Studies by email at or by phone at 925-631-4149.

Students interested in attending the event are encouraged to the visit the Diversity Forum webpage at


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