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Seaton Hall

For general communication with the Office of Graduate Studies, which includes Graduate Admissions:



Toll-Free (US/Canada only): 800-742-8800


Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0619



Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
University offices close for some holidays and breaks as indicated in the Academic Calendar.

How to find Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is located on UNL's City Campus in downtown Lincoln.

Graduate Studies is in Seaton Hall, on U Street between 15th and 16th Streets. The door is on the south side. Our main desk is on the first floor — you'll go up a few steps and through the double doors. More about Seaton Hall...

Visitor parking is available around campus; the nearest spaces are at the meters along 16th Street and S Street. Alternatively, Lincoln has several downtown parking garages which are close to campus.

Who to Contact About What

If you have questions or comments for Graduate Studies, here's where to send them.

See also: Graduate Studies FAQ.

Not sure who to talk to?
You can always send your questions or comments to or call 402-472-2875 and we'll do our best to route them to the appropriate people.


  • How to apply for graduate admission; admission requirements; admission procedures; application status
    • Contact Graduate Studies (Admissions),, 402-472-2875.
    • Upload transcripts via MyRED; any materials required on paper should be mailed to:
      Attn: Admissions
      Office of Graduate Studies
      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      1100 Seaton Hall
      Lincoln NE 68588-0619
  • Departmental admission requirements; space available in your department

Enrolling, Progressing, Graduating


Graduate Studies Website

Faculty/Staff Responsibilities

Directory: Office of Graduate Studies

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Tim Carr, PhD

Assoc. Vice Chancellor and Dean of Graduate Education

Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, PhD

Associate Dean for Professional Development

Donna Hahn, MS

Assistant Dean and Director of Operations

Alisha Hanshaw, MS

Director of Graduate Enrollment

Recruitment and Admissions

Mary Ashbury

Senior Domestic Admissions Evaluator

Yulia Brestel

Graduate Admissions Evaluator

Angela Bryan, MA

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Justina Clark, MA

Director of Undergraduate Research

Casey Coleman

Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

Gail Hackwith

Student Services Specialist

Robert Mathiasen, PhD

Distance Education Program Specialist

Kurt Mueller, MFA

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

Ruth Oliver

Assistant Director of Marketing

Pat Shrader

Senior International Admissions Evaluator

Student Services and Development

Eva Bachman, PhD

Academic Success Coordinator and Associate Registrar

Carol Boehler

Program Coordinator, McNair Scholars & Grad Student Dev

Terri Eastin

Master's Programs Coordinator

Caroline Knuth

Fellowship Specialist

Lisa Rohde, PhD

Associate Director of Graduate Student Development

Hollie Swanson

Doctoral Programs Coordinator

Data Services

David Houfek

Web Development Specialist

Apoorva Pandya, MS

Graduate Data Analyst

Erin Paseka

Graduate Data Systems Manager

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Seaton Hall, Past and Present

Seaton Hall is currently home to Graduate Studies and several other campus offices.

The following is an excerpt from "Open house to showcase Seaton Hall" in the August 25, 2005, edition of The Scarlet.

[Offices now in Seaton Hall] are: the Institute for Ethnic Studies (African American and African Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Native American Studies); Graduate Studies; International Studies; Judaic Studies; Plains Humanities Alliance; Undergraduate Studies; Women's Studies; and the Cather Project (whose main office is located in Andrews Hall).

A part of the Selleck Quadrangle, Seaton Hall opened in the fall of 1954. Seaton is named after Lawrence F. Seaton (1887-1948) [who] was the university's operating superintendent and purchasing agent. Seaton, an NU graduate, gave 35 years of service to the university. Under his direction, many prominent campus buildings--including the Coliseum, Field House, Nebraska Union, Andrews Hall, Morrill Hall, Love Library and a number of residence halls--were constructed.

Seaton Hall was first a dormitory during the post war years at UNL when the influx of returning soldiers caused a housing shortage. In the early 1970s Seaton was converted from a residence hall into a number of offices and housed faculty from such departments as educational psychology, actuarial science, and housing.

In Oct. 2000 Graduate Studies became the sole occupant, with a redesigned entryway which included a handicap accessible door and elevator. The Plains Humanities Alliance and the Cather Project joined graduate studies in 2001. In 2003, with the creation of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, plans were under way to renovate the second and third floors to create usable office space and conference rooms.

Renovation began in the summer of 2004 to convert the old offices/dorm rooms and offices began taking up residence [in the spring of 2005].