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2018 Graduate Student Orientation


Prepare. Connect. Embark.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
1:00-5:30 pm

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2018 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.

Prepare:

RSVP for orientation.

Connect:

Meet new students at orientation.

Mingle with current student at small tables.

Network with faculty at the reception.

Embark:

Dive into your programs with these resources in your back pocket.

Attend future Graduate College events!

What to expect

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.

Benefits & Billing, Payroll

Learn the details on how to get paid, pay your bills, and use your benefits.

The Student Voice

Master's or Doctoral—Hear useful tips from experienced graduate students. This will be Q&A, so bring your questions!

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!

Reception

Enjoy refreshments with your new colleagues, join in conversation with faculty and current grad students..

The Masters Schedule

Pomerantz c20 (map)

12:30Pm

  • Registration & Check-In

1:00-1:20Pm

  • Welcome and Keynote Address

1:20-1:50Pm

  • Getting Started at Iowa

2:00-2:40pm

  • Student Panel

2:40-3:10pm

  • Benefits, Billing, Payroll

3:00-4:30pm

Iowa Memorial Union (Main Ballroom-MAP)

  • Informational Fair

4:30-5:30PM

  • Reception

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The Doctorate Schedule

Chemistry W290 (MAP)

12:30Pm

  • Registration & Check-In

1:00-1:20Pm

  • Welcome and Keynote Address

1:20-2:00Pm

  • Student Panel

2:00-2:30pm

  • Benefits, Billing, Payroll

2:45-3:10pm

  • Getting Started at Iowa

3:00-4:30pm

Iowa Memorial Union (Main Ballroom-MAP)

  • Informational Fair

4:30-5:30PM

  • Reception

Reserve my Seat

What students are saying

"Great experience. I was pleased to see and meet so many graduate students from different programs. The staff were really helpful."
-2017 Orientation Participant
"The Benefits/Billing/Payroll session was EXCELLENT. It was well organized, brief, and to the point. They did a really, really good job of covering the most important things and showing us how to use the system, which insurance to sign up for, etc...It was by far one of the most valuable orientations I've been to all week."
-2017 Orientation Participant
"I think that the most beneficial part was the student panel since you were able to receive actual advice from actual students."
-2016 Orientation Participant
"One of the most memorable portions was the end reception where we were allowed to mingle with other grad students (+free food of course). I got to meet lots of really neat individuals and I hope to keep those friendships. It was a nice overall welcome to the University of Iowa (home for the next 5ish years)."
- 2016 Orientation Participant

Event Sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Co