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.
Please RSVP to the 2018 Graduate Student Orientation here.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Tentative 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|
|STUDENT SERVICES SESSIONS|
|9:45am – 11:10am|
|Information Fair – 11:10am – 12:30pm – Key West Ballroom
Assistantship and Fellowship Session – 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Health Insurance Session – 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Campus Tours – TBA
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.
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