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Graduate Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are excited to have you join the NSU 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 THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER).

New Student Orientation Schedule

Your onboarding to the College is very important to us. So we have designed a process that consists of offering several sessions throughout the semester. The main graduate orientation session, which is mandatory, will be on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 9 am ET. This session will consist of a college-wide graduate orientation section and a program specific section. The remaining sessions, which are not mandatory, will focus on a variety of topics and will be offered throughout the semester. Invitations to the all sessions will be emailed to you directly.

Aug 19, 2021 Graduate Orientation Schedule

Fall 2021 graduate orientation schedule

 List of all graduate orientation sessions

Date Topics

Thurs, Aug 5, 2021

12 noon ET (ZOOM)

Pre-orientation basics
(Intro, Canvas, expectations)

Thurs, Aug 12, 2021

12 noon ET (ZOOM)

(SharkLink, Canvas, Zoom, Webstar, Help Desk, Service Tickets)

Thurs, Aug 19, 2021

9 am ET (ZOOM)

Mandatory Graduate Student Orientation (all day)

Thurs, Aug 26, 2021

12 - 6 pm ET

Maxwell Maltz Building

NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie

New Student Welcome event

Thurs, Sept 23, 2021

12 noon ET (Zoom)

Student Engagement / Clubs & Organizations
(Org fair, volunteering, campus services, events, peer lead chat)
TBD Advisor/Program Coordinator refresher
TBD Writing Center & Library Services
(Graduate reference writing basics, article search, books, reference tools, surveys, resources)
TBD COP Social Activity
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.

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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