Welcome Graduate Students!

We are excited that you have chosen our institution to pursue your graduate course of study. This is a whole new chapter in your academic and professional life, and we are honored to be your partner on the journey.

While many new graduate students will be invited to a program-specific academic orientation, all new graduate students are also encouraged to attend the New Student Convocation and Graduate Student Orientation offered prior to the start of the fall term. New graduate students who begin their program in the winter or summer term are invited to attend our Graduate Student Orientation as convocation is held only in the fall.

Summer 2018 Graduate Student Orientation

  • Online Orientation

    Orientation provides an overview of our campus and student logistics, support resources, student perks, and graduate student success tips. Orientation will be conducted via a BlueJeans video meeting. Detailed instructions on how to join will be provided to registered students prior to the event.

    Summer 2018 dates:

    • Thursday, May 3, 6-7 pm
    • Thursday, June 28, 12-1 pm 
  • Campus Tours (various dates)

    60 minute walking tour that visits several graduate buildings on the main campus.

    Summer 2018 dates:

    • Tuesday, May 1, 4-5 pm
    • Wednesday, May 2, 12-1 pm
    • Wednesday, May 2, 5-6 pm 
    • Tuesday, June 26, 4-5 pm
    • Wednesday, June 27, 12-1 pm
    • Wednesday, June 27, 5-6 pm 

    Registration is available through the graduate orientation registration form below. 

Fall 2018 Graduate Student Orientation

  • Online orientation: Thursday, August 23, 6-7 pm
  • Face-to-face orientation: Wednesday, August 29, 3-5 pm
  • Face-to-face orientation (following the university-wide 1-2 pm New Student Convocation): Tuesday, September 4, 3-5 pm

An email invitation with RSVP details will be sent to admitted students mid-June.

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 -
Administration Building (AB)
Phone: 
313-583-6321
Fax: 
313-436-9156
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