New Graduate Student Orientation

We are delighted you have chosen to pursue your graduate education at the University of Iowa.

To help you settle into the Iowa City area and prepare for your grad studies, the Graduate College hosts the New Graduate Student Welcome & Orientation, the only comprehensive orientation offered for incoming graduate students.

Join us on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:00-6:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

As your partner in success at the University of Iowa, the Graduate College offers UI Grad Success, a broad set of services designed to help you with academic progress, funding searches, career information, community building, and more. Attend this event to learn about these and other services offered at the UI. Graduate students can RSVP online for orientation.

Event Schedule

1:00-2:00 p.m.Registration and Welcome—Orientation doors will open at 12:45 p.m. Come for an official UI welcome from the Dean of the Graduate College and others. Be inspired to start your graduate school journey, and learn how you can get the most out of Orientation.

1:20-2:50 p.m.Community Resources @ IOWA—Visit with representatives from various groups and communities inside the University of Iowa and in the larger Iowa City area. Connect with places and people in your new home!

1:30-2:00 p.m. and 2:10-2:40 p.m.Benefits, Billing & Payroll—Learn the details on how to get paid, pay your bills, and use your benefits (session runs twice, choose one).

3:00-4:40 p.m.Graduate Student Success Mini-Sessions—Topics including: funding, library, teaching, advising, and resources.

5:00-5:45 p.m.The Student Voice—Hear useful tips from experienced graduate students. This will be Q&A, so bring your questions! PhD students: Main Lounge, Non-doctoral students: Iowa Theatre

5:45-6:30 p.m.Reception—Enjoy refreshments with your new colleagues, join in conversation with faculty and current grad students.

Photo Booth

1:20-2:50 p.m.Professional Headshots—Get a professional photo taken during Community Resources @ IOWA to use on LinkedIn. If you plan to take advantage of this free service, come dressed for success.