About Our Graduate Orientation
Congratulations on your recent admission to one of our graduate programs at UCF. This section will help you get started, as will orientation programs offered by your individual college or program. We look forward to serving you at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.
The College of Graduate Studies holds one in person orientation that occurs at the beginning of the fall semester. This orientation is not mandatory but is encouraged. The Fall 2018 orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the Pegasus Ballroom. Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters are welcome to attend this orientation.
Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations (which in many cases is mandatory). Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Event Agenda
Please note: the following topics and times can change
|Events to take place in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom unless noted|
|Meet and Greet – 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Speakers will begin at 8:15 am
|8:15am – 9:45am
Advice, Tips, Policies for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Association
Graduate Faculty Panel
|STUDENT SERVICES SESSIONS|
|9:45am – 11:10am
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Graduate Student Center, Pathways to Success
Current Student Panel
|Information Fair – 11:10am – 12:30pm – Key West Ballroom
Students with Assistantship or Fellowship Session – 12:30pm – 1:15pm – Pegasus Ballroom
Health Insurance Session – 1:15pm – 2:00pm – Pegasus Ballroom
Campus Tours – 1:00pm or 2:30pm – Graduate Student Center, Colbourn Hall 146
Immigration Sessions for New International Students
International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY immigration orientation session. New students to the university will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions. For more information, please contact UCF Global at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Tours by the Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association will be offering a campus tour for any interested students following the orientation.
New graduate teaching associate, assistants and graders (GTAs) are also required to complete GTA Training, offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). For more information visit the GTA webpage.
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Download and review the UCF Graduate Studies Orientation Powerpoint Presentation
Video resources for newly admitted graduate students