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Graduate Student Orientation


Congratulations on your acceptance to the Texas State Graduate College!
We are delighted you will pursue graduate studies with us.

Date:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time:  4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place:  LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Parking:  Parking will be available in the Matthew Street Garage, the LBJ Parking Garage, and the Edward Gary Garage.  We strongly encourage you to arrive early, as parking might be a challenge.  Unfortunately, we are not able to validate any parking for Orientation.  
Click here for driving instructions.


The Graduate College Orientation is designed to provide you with helpful information and contacts to enhance your academic experience at Texas State.  At the orientation, we will discuss various topics including transitioning to graduate studies, scholarships, research and travel support, library services, mentoring, student resources, emergency services, campus safety, career services, and The Graduate College policies and procedures.  Graduate Advisors or representatives from various departments will be available to answer your questions.

Orientation Schedule

Program Time Location
Check in and pick up your bag and T-shirt 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. LBJSC 3rd Floor across from the Ballroom
Campus Tours 4:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
Each tour is for 30 minutes.  Register
at the link below for a specific tour. 
Meet 10 minutes prior to your tour at the
Welcome Center across from the LBJSC
Service Information Booths 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Paseo, LBJSC Second Floor
Food 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. LBJSC Ballroom
Program 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LBJSC Ballroom
Meet With Program Advisors 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. LBJSC Meeting Rooms

Register for Orientation and for the optional Campus Tours here!
Come early to secure your Texas State I.D. card in Rm 2-9.1, located next to the bookstore at the LBJSC.  If you are a new student starting Fall 2016, you need to be registered and your tuition must be paid before you can obtain your I.D. card.  You will also need to bring a government issued photo identification for verification. This office will be open until 6:30 p.m.

The University Bookstore, located in the LBJ Student Center, will be open until 6:00 p.m.

You may request a parking permit and pay tuition and fees online through Self-Service Banner.

Please note that due to space constraints family members and friends will not be allowed inside the Ballroom.

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (512) 245-2581 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

For any questions, please submit your inquiries to

Attendance is not mandatory.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.


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