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Graduate Student Commons

The Graduate Student Commons hosts spaces and services to support graduate student success.

Grad Commons Contact

For questions or help at the Graduate Student Commons, visit the graduate assistant office in Valley Library 6559 or send an email to


The Graduate Student Commons, or Grad Commons, is a place for graduate students on the sixth floor of the Valley Library. It supports student success by providing independent, collaborative and facilitated learning experiences.

As graduate students have unique educational journeys at Oregon State, a prominent and defined space on campus dedicated to all graduate students demonstrates their importance to the institution’s culture and mission.

The Grad Commons is a joint project between the Oregon State University Libraries and Press and the Graduate School.

Academic support

Appointments for support services at the Grad Commons run week 2 through week 10.

Offered all year

Graduate Writing Center support - Graduate Writing Consultants are available for one-on-one or written feedback sessions. Please make an appointment to schedule a time.

Offered fall, winter, and spring terms

Statistics short format consulting - Stats got you stuck? Online consulting is available for students working on projects. Get help designing your study or analyzing your data. Help is available Mondays and Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. at the GSC. To learn more and sign up for a consultation, please visit the statistics consulting website.

CAPS single session clinic for graduate students - The Single Session Clinic has moved to virtual format. Learn more on the SSC website.

Computer Workstations

The Grad Commons offers enhanced desktop computers featuring a wide variety of statistical, creative, and mathematical applications. Please review the list of applications below.

List of computer applications
Statistical/data analysis Programming/systems Editing Tools Discipline Specific
R studio Arduino Audacity ChemOffice 2020
Distance software Eclipse CCCP software MegaX
EES Notepad++ Deepsky stacker ArcGIS Pro
IBM SPSS stats Python Handbrake ArcMap
JMP16 Kumo blender ENVI 5.6
MiKTex Maple 2021 SketchUp 2021 Xtools
Mplus PuTTY Inkscape EpiInfo
QSR Scribus IrFanView OpenLCA
SAS VMware K-lite Evernote
Stata Sequator GMP
TeXnicCenter Shotcut Hot2000
Vernier VideoLAN LTspice
Wolfram Mathematica Xidro
Oracle Crystal Ball WolfVision


Please review the room policies before making a reservation.


  • Reserve for up to three hours
  • Seats 24
  • Computer podium and projector

Reserve the 6420 classroom

Small group rooms

  • Reserve for up to three hours
  • Seats six
  • Monitor on the wall with HDMI connection

Bernice's Room 6822 or Benny's Room 6812

Reserve a small group room

Research rooms

  • For all graduate students in the writing phase of their degree
  • Requires letter of support from major professor
  • Rooms are checked out at the beginning of each term and due at the end of the term

Request a research room

Long-term laptop loans

  • For off-site research projects
  • Reserve for up to 10 weeks
  • Requires letter of support from major professor

Apply for a laptop