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Fall Graduate Orientation is August 16, 2017

Submitted on April 26, 2016

Updated 7/21/2017

Graduate Orientation 2017 will be on
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, 9am to 2pm.
Student Union Memorial Center
Deadline to register: August 13th, 2017, 11:59pm

Register now!

During orientation, new students will learn about available UA resources, get tips on surviving graduate school, met new peers, and meet the UA mascots Wilbur and Wilma! Free lunch and a vendor fair will wrap up the day. Also, students will be offered a free Arizona Red t-shirt and information packet (limited supplies, first-come, first-serve).

Information sessions will be presented on a variety of topics to help you make the transition to graduate school will be held throughout the morning. These typically include the following (subject to change):

  • Financial Aid and Funding Resources for Graduate Education
  • External Funding Resources
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Coping with Stress
  • UA Library Resources
  • Campus Health Services and Student Health Insurance
  • Time Management Tips
  • Career Services for Graduate Students
  • Tips for Teaching Assistants


Additionally, many UA clubs, organizations, and departments will also attend the afternoon orientation vendor fair so that you can become acquainted with other opportunities and services offered on campus.  For those students who wish to obtain additional information, please visit the New Student Resources page. You may also find additional resources at the University of Arizona Graduate College website.  Current and past Graduate Orientation materials and presentations can be found here.