NOTICE: Due to inclement weather, the in-person graduate student orientation scheduled for August 22, 2023 has been canceled. More information will be sent to students when a new date is rescheduled. Check your Islander email address for updates.

For the fall 2023 semester, the College of Graduate Studies will offer new students two options for graduate student orientation. Students can participate in a virtual orientation scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2023, or attend an in-person orientation on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Students who wish to participate in both may submit registrations for both dates.

The College of Graduate Studies Orientation is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations, which are, in many cases, required. Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.

Orientation sessions will introduce new students to campus as well as services and expectations for graduate students.


Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation

  • Date: Monday, August 21, 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual (Online Session Links will be sent after registration)

On-Campus New Graduate Student Orientation


Questions about Graduate Orientation? Call us at (361)825-2174 or e-mail us at