2019 New Graduate Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce we will be hosting our second annual campus-wide orientation, open to all graduate students, on August 23, 2019 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM at Capital Federal Hall.

 

What is the event? The New Graduate Student Orientation is an opportunity for incoming graduate students to become acquainted with some of the resources KU has to offer and to meet other new students.

Who should attend? All new graduate students are encouraged to attend. Representatives from a variety of offices across campus will be in attendance to share important resources that will be invaluable during your time at KU. Note: this is not a substitute for other required orientations.

What topics will be covered? Topics will include exploring campus research assets, mentoring and advising, writing for graduate school, career planning and more.

How will this differ from my program’s orientation? Program orientations will review information specific to your academic program. This campus-wide orientation will cover resources that are available to all students.

More information will be available in the coming months.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies by Thursday, August 1 at graduate@ku.edu.

A full schedule of the day's events is coming soon! 

The following offices presented at the New Graduate Student Orientation in 2018. Updated information for 2019 will be added soon.

Comprehensive List of Non-Academic Resources and Comprehensive List of Academic Resouces.

 


Office/Resource

Orientation Role

Materials Distributed
Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) Presenting & Finding Your Community Table View Handouts: (1)
Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity Presenting & Finding Your Community Table View Handouts: (1)
The Commons Finding Your Community Table View Handouts: (1)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Presenting & Finding Your Community Table View Handouts: (1)
Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity Presenting & Finding Your Community Table View Handouts: (1) (2)
Financial Aid & Scholarships Presenting & Finding Your Community Table
View Handouts: (1)
Human Resource Management--Graduate Student Health Insurance
Presenting & Finding Your Community Table
 
International Programs Presenting & Finding Your Community Table  

International Student Services


Presenting & Finding Your Community Table

 
KU Libraries
Presenting & Finding Your Community Table
View Handouts: (1) (2)
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Presenting & Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

KU Ombuds Office Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center
Presenting 

View Handouts: (1)

Student One Stop (SOS) Office Presenting & Finding Your Community Table View Handouts:  (1)
Spencer Museum of Art Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

Student Involvement & Leadership Center
Presenting & Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

Shared Services Center--On-Campus Employment Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

Student Legal Services Presenting & Finding Your Community Table

View Handouts: (1)

KU Student Senate
Finding Your Community Table
View Handouts: 
Center For Research Methods & Data Analysis Finding Your Community Table
 
KU Writing Center Finding Your Community Table                                         


View Handouts: (1)                  

KU Fights Hunger A resource to connect students with food resources and increase food security at KU. Some listed resoureces include: Campus Cupboard, @FreeFoodatKU, and others.
Watkins Memorial Health Center A comprehensive medical care and outreach center. Access your secure myWHS portal to schedule appointments, and access your personal health records.
This section can be printed here. Parking options for the 2019 New Graduate Student Orientation are as follows. A snippet of KU Parking and Transit Department’s Campus Map is shown below to assist in navigation. The full map is available here.

 
The event is located at the Building Labeled CAPF, located directly above parking lot 90. 
Open Parking (with or without a purchased KU Parking Pass) is available at the Yellow Lots: 71, 90, 125, and 127. During this day, you do not have to purchase a pass to park in these lots. Detailed information on the purchase of parking passes, as well as rules regarding parking, are available through KU Parking and Transit.
Restricted Parking, requiring an hourly charge, is available at the following Orange parking garages: AFPK, CDP1.
The Lawrence Transit System, coordinated with KU on Wheels, is a convenient transportation option and alternative to parking on campus. Free to ride for all KU students, details on routes can be found here. A free bus app is also available, with live updates to bus locations and arrival times.

Other Orientations & Welcome Events

  International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation, called "YOU at KU--International", is a mandatory program that most international students are required to attend, including international graduate students. "YOU at KU--International"  is designed to ease the transition to the U.S. and to KU. More information, a registration form, and a program brochure is available at International Student Services Orientation. Please make sure you also check on your expected arrival date in the U.S. and at KU.

  Departmental & School Orientations

Many departments/schools offer orientation events for new graduate students. Please contact your department/school about orientation and other important information for new graduate students. Information will be posted here as we receive it from the department/school.

  New Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Conference

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Budig Hall

Led by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), new graduate teaching assistants will attend this mandatory conference as part of their training process. Please contact CTE with questions about this event.