College of Business and Innovation

Graduate Programs Office


Academic Support Services

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Graduate Programs Office
Stranahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680 (Phone)
419.530.8498 (Fax)
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30AM-5PM

Dean's Office
Stranahan Hall 5017
419.530.7744 (Fax)

Graduate Programs Events

2018-2019 Graduate Assistant Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 8th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Savage Business Complex (SB) 3100 

Attendance is mandatory for all new COBI Graduate Assistants.

No sooner than thirty days prior to the start of the new semester all new hire paperwork has to be completed. To assist in your transition as a COBI Graduate Assistant we will be completing these documents at your GA Orientation. The following documents will be completed at the GA Orientation: Expected Behavior of Employees, Background check authorization form, Fraud Hotline Acknowledgement form, Personal Information Form, Ohio or Michigan Tax withholding form (W4), opt out of OPERS exemption as a student, I-9 (we will also need to make a copy of your documents you would like to use for your 1-9, if you would like to get these prepared).

We cannot accept photocopies of these new hire documents nor can we accept photocopies of your documents you would like to use for your I-9, these must be original documents presented to our office. All International students must present themselves to the Office of International Students and Scholars to complete the I-9 and obtain the certifying stamp/signatures of employment.

Fall 2018 COBI New Student Orientation

New for Fall 2018! COBI Orientation went ONLINE!!

The orientation is continuously running so you will be able to access the resources as many times as you need them! We have also added groups for you to join: start to meet up now and get to know your incoming graduate fellow learners.

You can find your COBI Graduate Orientation under My Organizations in your Blackboard: “COBI Graduate Programs Office”. If you would like to learn more about this orientation, make sure to watch the “How to navigate COBI Grad Orientation” video.

Be sure to print out your certificate of completion, available to you once you reviewed all sections, and bring this to the Fall 2018 Mixer for your free Rocket gear. Go Rockets!!

We are looking forward to seeing you this fall!!

Fall 2018 Mixer

Date: Wednesday, October 10th 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Student Union (SU) 2592


Come and meet your fellow COBI new students, current students, and alumni for an opportunity to network and ask questions about your program and what to expect from the experts.

Fall 2018 Commencement

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018

You can find more information on the Office of the Registrar’s website:

The University Commencement web page can be found here:


Late Office Hours

Extended hours will be offered during peak seasons to better serve you. Due to limited staffing it is not always possible to accommodate every walk-in, we will do our best. To better serve you, please consider calling ahead 419.530.5680 or scheduling an appointment.



Last Updated: 8/2/18