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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 this semester's New Student Orientation Canvas schedule, as well as departmental contact information and important links.

New Student Orientation Canvas Schedule

All sessions are at noon unless otherwise noted, one hour long, and not mandatory.

Date Topics
Fri, Aug. 7 Pre-orientation basics
(Intro, Canvas, expectations)
Thurs, Aug. 13 Graduate Student Orientation (all day)
Fri, Aug. 14 Technology
(SharkLink, Canvas, Zoom, Webstar, Blended Model, Help Desk, Service Tickets)
Fri., Aug. 21 Inclusion & Anti-ism (3:00 P.M.)
(Join scheduled alumni speaker with post event workshop)
Fri., Aug. 28 Advisor/Program Coordinator refresher
Fri., Sept. 4 Writing Center & Library Services
(Graduate reference writing basics, article search, books, reference tools, surveys, resources)
Fri., Sept. 11 Student Engagement
(Org fair, volunteering, campus services, events, peer lead chat)
Fri., Sept. 11 COP Social Activity (4:00 P.M.)
Fri., Sept. 18 Student Financial Assistance Services
(Scholarships, loans, student employment, payment plan)
Fri., Sept. 25 Student Resources
(Student counseling, Career, Handshake, Connect, etc.)
Fri., Oct. 2 College of Psychology
(Overview, history, alumni panel)
Fri., Oct. 9 Pinning
(Dean, chairs, student leaders, faculty, staff, families, Facebook Live)

Things to Note

  • In order to participate in the orientation, please refer to the email that was sent to you.
  • During the semester, the College will be offering (non-mandatory) one hour Zoom sessions on a variety of topics. More information will be shared on Aug 13th.
  • Finally, you will also be receiving a separate email from your academic program inviting you to their orientation session. Please register for that session as well.

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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