Orientation is an opportunity to learn about resources available in the campus community, to gain an understanding of academic regulations for graduate students, to explore areas of professional development, and much more. The goal of our programming is to ensure that graduate students have the information they need to be in compliance with university policies and procedures and the resources necessary to be successful in graduate school.
All new graduate students beginning a degree program are required to fulfill the orientation requirement during their first term of enrollment. (Exception- Students beginning their studies in the summer term, have the option of completing the summer online orientation program or attending the in-person orientation program held in August.) There are two components of the requirement: the orientation program and the supplemental modules. The three online supplemental modules focus on the issues of academic integrity, diversity, and preventing harassment.
New graduate students, admitted to a degree program, are assessed a $100 orientation fee. This fee will appear on your student account. You do not need to pay the fee at the time you are completing the online program or registering for an orientation session. Please see information specific to your term of admission below.
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New graduate students for Spring 2015 may complete the orientation requirement online using the links below. The orientation requirement includes both the online orientation component and three (3) supplemental modules.
Online OrientationMore information on Summer Orientation will be provided as it becomes available.
More information on Fall orientation will be provided as it becomes available.