An orientation created for graduate students.

Each fall, the Graduate School presents an orientation designed specifically for new graduate students.

This year's orientation is scheduled for
✶ Monday, August 24th, 2015✶.
Student Activity Center (SAC)

Your fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff will introduce you to UT Austin with engaging presentations on such topics as financing your education, preparing for your first day of teaching, and much more.

Eventbrite - New Graduate Student Orientation

Registration is required.Continue to the schedule to find out more.



Monday, August 24, 2015*

8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Tacos & Coffee | Student Activity Center (SAC) Auditorium

8:15 a.m. Campus Walking Tour | SAC Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Opening Sessions | SAC Auditorium
The Official Welcome to the University of Texas at Austin.

Welcome | President Fenves

Faculty Keynote | Joshua Gunn, Associate Professor, The Moody College of Communication

9:50 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. Session 1 | SAC Auditorium
Just the Facts
10 minutes presentations from various campus resources and services.

10:50 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.- 11:40 a.m. Session 2 | SAC Auditorium (Humanities) & SAC Ballroom South (STEM)
Negotiating the Faculty/Student Relationship | Liz Cullingford, Professor & Richard Corsi, Professor
Senior faculty will discuss theimportance of cultivating a strong relationship with faculty in your academic program.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Establishing In-state Residency
| Deanna Williams, Assistant Director of Admissions | Legislative Assembly Room 2.302
Receive a brief introduction to the State of Texas residency requirements and pose specific questions to the University residency expert.

Student Services | Dean Neikirk, Asssociate Dean & Sherry Melecki, Graduate Coordinator |SAC Auditorium
A discussion of the top 10 rules every graduate student should know before starting their studies at UT Austin. Also, hear from a representative of the Graduate Coordinator Network regarding the VERY important role graduate coordinators play in each department.

Preparing for the First Day of Teaching | Molly Hatcher, GSI Coordinator | SAC Ballroom South
Your first class meeting is the time to establish the classroom environment you want for the entire semester by setting the tone of the class, clearly communicating goals and expectations, and getting to know your students. In this session, you will learn strategies for creating a dynamic and focused first day of class that will get students engaged from the outset.

12:45 p.m. Lunch with a Student Panel | SAC Auditorium
New graduate students meet experienced graudate students to discuss life on campus and in Austin.

1:45 p.m. Information Fair | SAC Room 1.106 & 1.118

6:00 p.m.GSA Social | The Centennial Room at DKR Stadium- Please enter at Gate 5.
This is a rare opportunity to meet other new gradute students from across campus.

*Schedule and sessions could change.


We look forward to meeting you at the New Graduate Student Orientation.

Contact Danielle Thoma with questions.