Graduate Student Orientation

Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Thursday, August 16, 2012

The 2012 Graduate School Orientation is a half day event for all new graduate students beginning their graduate career during the 2012-2013 academic cycle. The goal of the Orientation is to provide valuable campus and community information as well as foster connections between and among students across campus.

The Orientation includes several brief information sessions followed by a Student Services Fair to include numerous campus and local resources. Immediately following the Fair, you are invited to a reception at the Carolina Club hosted by The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF). Please contact Lou Anne Phelps, or (919) 962-8145, with questions. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

The online Graduate School Orientation registration deadline is Sunday, August 12, 2012 at midnight.

Graduate Student Orientation Agenda
Time Activity Location
1:00 p.m. Check In Carolina Club, Hill Alumni Center
1:30 p.m. Welcome
  • Steve Matson, Dean, The Graduate School
  • Jonathan Sauls, Dean of Students
Carolina Club, Hill Alumni Center
TBA Professional development/career preparation  
TBA Campus Health Services and Health Insurance  
TBA GPSF Welcome and 'Life as a Student'  
3:30 p.m. Student Service Fair Rams Head Recreation Center
5:00 p.m. Reception and GPSF Award Ceremony Carolina Club, Hill Alumni Center

Week of Welcome: GPSF Grad Games

August 13 - 16

Four great interactive events leading up to The Graduate School Orientation are scheduled to welcome you to our campus life! Come meet your graduate student colleagues through collaborative competition and social events. For planning purposes, each event is included separately on the Orientation registration form. Please sign up for as many as you would like. Please contact Katie Lavoie at with any questions.

The deadline for registration for the GPSF Week of Welcome and Graduate Games events is Thursday, August 9, 2012 at midnight.