We're glad you are here. Now, let's get you ready to thrive.

Start building a solid graduate career with Grad Welcome Week. Attend orientation to learn about the Graduate School and the many resources available to you. Have a teaching assistantship? Great! Come to our GTA teaching training to get ready for the classroom. Our partners at the library will help you master your research during Library Day.

Let's go!

All new degree or certificate-seeking graduate students will receive an email invitation to register for the week’s events. All sessions will be held remotely. Many sessions will be recorded and shared on our videos page shortly after the event.

 

Graduate School Orientation, Resource Fair and International Student Orientation

Monday, September 14

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Graduate Student Orientation and Resource Fair

Monday, September 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Remotely via Zoom

  • Orientation webinar 8 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Virtual resource fair 10:45 a.m. to noon

Orientation Schedule (coming soon)

The Graduate School welcomes all new graduate students to attend this university-wide graduate orientation and resource fair, designed to ease your transition into graduate school at OSU. At this event, you'll learn about academic and professional expectations of graduate students, explore resources available to support academic success, and find connections with graduate student clubs and organizations.

For more information, religious observance or disability accommodations, contact Karen Hanson by August 15.


International Student Orientation

Monday, September 14, 2 to 4 p.m.

Remotely via Zoom

International Orientation Schedule

Geared especially for international students who will be in the United States during the fall term 2020. During this session, the Office of International Services will explain the important F1/J1 immigration regulations, basic laws in the U.S. and the process for immigration document check.

Additional international sessions include:

  • Orientation for students outside the US during fall 2020: Tuesday, September 15, 8 to 9 a.m.
  • International sponsored student orientation: Monday, September 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Transitional Admission Program: Time and date announced soon

For more information, religious observance or disability accommodations, contact the Office of International Services by August 15.

Library Day Workshops

Tuesday, September 15

Library Day Workshops

Tuesday, September 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Remotely via Zoom

The Valley Library presents workshops geared specifically for graduate students at Oregon State. All sessions are offered live! Recordings will also be available.

Check out our Orientation Guide for graduate student library spaces and resources.

For more information, religious observance or disability accommodations, contact Clara Llebot Lorente by August 15.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation

Wednesday, September 16

International GTA Orientation

Wednesday, September 16, 10 a.m. to noon

Remotely via Zoom

Whether you're supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, designing and teaching your own course, or want additional training related to teaching, this orientation will focus on unique needs and challenges international GTAs might face in the U.S. classroom.

International GTA Schedule (coming soon)

Audience: All new international graduate students who will have a position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) during the 2020-2021 academic year. Those who do not have a GTA position, or who are unsure if they will, are also welcome to attend to gain skills for future teaching activities. Additionally, while this event is geared toward new international GTAs, international graduate students who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us directly to register.

Attendance is highly encouraged for international GTAs. Some academic units require attendance. Please check with your program if you are unsure whether your attendance is required.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact Karen Hanson by August 15.

 

All GTA Orientation

Wednesday, September 16, 1 to 4 p.m.

Remotely via Zoom

Whether you’re supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, designing and teaching your own course, or want additional training related to teaching, this orientation will focus on essential information about instructional policies/procedures and provide opportunities to examine the importance of inclusivity in the classroom and ways in which you can address it in your teaching context. Topics such as instructional technology, classroom management, and tips for your first day of class will be covered.

All Student GTA Schedule (coming soon)

Audience: All new graduate students who will have a position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) during the 2020-2021 academic year, including new international GTAs who may have attended the morning training. Those who do not have a GTA position, or who are unsure if they will, are also welcome to attend to gain skills for future teaching activities. Additionally, while this event is geared toward new GTAs, graduate students who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us directly to register.

Attendance is highly encouraged for all new GTAs. Some academic units require attendance. Please check with your program if you are unsure whether your attendance is required.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact Karen Hanson by August 15.