Graduate Orientation 2021
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 will be providing you with a hybrid (virtual and in-person) 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.
A full schedule of events and more information about presenters in the Graduate Orientation 2021 Program will be available shortly.
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 this year?
This year we will be holding a Kick-Off and Resource and Informational fair on August 17th, from 2:30-7:00pm at the Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) South Ballroom. This will be a hybrid event, where on-campus and off-campus partners have been invited to share with you all via informational booths, as well as live-streamed and recored for those who wish to attend remotely. All of our live-streaming will be through a service called GatherTown, which allows for personalized interaction via video chat. Toward the end of the Kick-Off, we will be holding a special faculty and student led panel aimed at finding ways to help students to succeed while in graduate and professional school.
On August 18th, we will be holding Graduate Orientation from 8:00-1:00pm in Centennial Hall. A short breakfast will be provided outside in the Women's Plaza begining at 7:00 am for those who can attend in-person. Orientation this year will also be live-streamed and recorded so that it can be watched afterward. Along with the valuable campus resources and partners that will be speaking, we will also feature a special public health panel related to COVID-19.
How do I enroll in Graduate & Professional Orientation 2021?
Every week up until Orientation, we will be sending out reminders to register for Orientation via the GPSC website.
You can also find the registration form here (must be logged in with UA NetID): https://gpsc.arizona.edu/gpscforms/rsvp?rsvp=Orientation%20Registration
Be sure to register for classes before August 9th in order to access all of the helpful materials and live sessions available through Graduate Orientation this year!
*Returning students should write “retuning graduate/professional student” in the comment section of the form.