Graduate Orientation 2020
Welcome to the University of Arizona!
The Graduate and Professional Student Council would like to extend a warm welcome to incoming Graduate and Professional Students! As a new student, Graduate Orientation is your first comprehensive introduction to some of the most important resources that the University of Arizona has to offer. GPSC is here to help you find the resources you need and to support you in your educational pursuit. Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are providing you with a virtual experience that will be equally informative as past traditional orientations. We hope that you engage with students within and outside of your college during live socials, and connect with deans and organizations through live information sessions. The resources and connections you take away from Graduate Orientation will serve as a foundation for your post-baccalaureate pursuits that will help you excel in your educational endeavors. Together we are stronger, together we are the University of Arizona.
View the schedule of events and learn more about presenters in the Graduate Orientation 2020 Program (available on D2L).
More information on the virtual format of Graduate Orientation 2020 and access instructions are provided below.
Shilpita Sen GPSC President
Maggie Pitts Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Andrew Carnie Dean of the Graduate College, Vice Provost for Graduate Education
How will orientation be delivered virtually?
Orientation materials will be delivered to you asynchronously via D2L (Desire2Learn), the University of Arizona’s course management system, and will be accompanied by several live events hosted through Zoom between August 10th and August 21st.
How do I enroll in Graduate Orientation 2020?
Great news! If you are enrolled in classes by August 6th, you will automatically be enrolled in the Graduate Orientation “course”, which you will be able to access through your D2L account starting on August 10th. Be sure to register for classes before August 6th in order to access all of the helpful materials and live sessions available through Graduate Orientation this year!
How do I access D2L?
For instructions on how to access the Graduate Orientation "course" through D2L, please watch the walk-through video below (coming soon). This video will provide step-by-step instructions on how to log into D2L with your UA netID account and will give a brief introduction on the format of the Graduate Orientation “course.” Remember, you can only access D2L once you have registered for classes for the Fall 2020 semester.