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Graduate Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are excited to have you join the College of Psychology! Please see below for information about the New Student Orientation schedule, as well as departmental contact information and important links. (NOTE: THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED ONCE THE SCHEDULE AS BEEN APPROVED).

New Student Orientation Canvas Schedule

The general graduate orientation and program sessions are mandatory. The remaining sessions start at noon, are one hour long, and are not mandatory.

Date Topics
TBD Pre-orientation basics
(Intro, Canvas, expectations)
TBD Mandatory Graduate Student Orientation (all day)
TBD Technology
(SharkLink, Canvas, Zoom, Webstar, Blended Model, Help Desk, Service Tickets)
TBD Inclusion & Anti-ism (3:00 P.M.)
(Join scheduled alumni speaker with post event workshop)
TBD Advisor/Program Coordinator refresher
TBD Writing Center & Library Services
(Graduate reference writing basics, article search, books, reference tools, surveys, resources)
TBD Student Engagement
(Org fair, volunteering, campus services, events, peer lead chat)
TBD COP Social Activity (4:00 P.M.)
TBD Student Financial Assistance Services
(Scholarships, loans, student employment, payment plan)
TBD Student Resources
(Student counseling, Career, Handshake, Connect, etc.)
TBD College of Psychology
(Overview, history, alumni panel)
TBD Pinning
(Dean, chairs, student leaders, faculty, staff, families, Facebook Live)

Things to Note

  • In order to participate in the mandatory graduate orientation session, please refer to the email that was sent to you.
  • You will also be receiving a separate email from your academic program inviting you to their mandatory orientation session. Please register for that session as well.
  • Finally, throughout the semester, the College will be offering (non-mandatory) one hour Zoom sessions on a variety of topics. More information will be shared later.

Departmental Contacts

  • Department of Clinical and School Psychology
  • Department of Counseling
  • Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Experimental, Forensic, and General Psychology: Regina Schenck 262-5757

Presentation Documents

Important links for the event are listed below.

College of Psychology

Directions to the campus

Student Financial Assistance



Residence Life


Alvin Sherman Library

College of Psychology

Student Resources Page


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