Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation Information

Graduate Student Orientation is mandatory for all new and incoming graduate students.
In addition to the General Graduate Studies Orientation, you may have an orientation specific to your graduate program. Please contact your program chair or program coordinator for details. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Choose ONE of the two sessions:
11:30 am -2:30 pm
4:00 -6:00 pm

Campus Tours: Meet at Security Office, first floor, Centennial Hall (by the escalators)

General Graduate Studies Orientation: Atrium, Richardson College, 599 Portage Avenue


Session 1 Agenda

11:30-12:15 Campus Tour (Start at Security Office on main campus/End at Richardson College Atrium)

12:15-1:00 Meet & Greet and light lunch (Richardson College Atrium)

1:00-2:30 General Graduate Studies Orientation (Richardson College Atrium)


Session 2 Agenda

4:00-4:45 Campus Tour (Start at Security Office on main campus/End at Richardson College Atrium)

4:45-6:00 General Graduate Studies Orientation (Richardson College Atrium)


Both orientation sessions will cover:

    • What does being a graduate student mean?
    • Funding, services and opportunities available for graduate students
    • Upcoming events and deadlines
    • Who do I go to for my graduate studies-related question?

Orientation also gives you an an opportunity to connect with other graduate students and graduate program chairs.

To confirm your attendance, or if you have any questions, please email us at

Please note: International students entering Graduate Studies are encouraged to participate in the International Students Orientation as well. See ISS Orientation.


Materials from previous orientation sessions for reference:

Graduate Students Orientation Presentation

JMP Graduate Students Orientation Presentation

Aboriginal Student Services Centre Presentation

International Student Services Presentation

Awards and Financial Aid Presentation

Library Services Presentation

Locations and Resources Presentation