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New Graduate Student Orientation

students at orientation during support services showcase
Browse university-wide student resources
students at orientation during program
Learn about transitioning to graduate studies
students at orientation during breakout sessions with advisors
Meet representatives from on-campus departments

Welcome to the graduate community at Texas State!

New Graduate Student Orientation is designed to set you up for success by providing you with helpful information and resources to enhance your academic experience at Texas State! All Spring, Summer, and incoming Fall 2019 graduate students are encouraged to attend.

This year, The Graduate College will be hosting two on-campus orientations:

*Please note that the Round Rock orientation is only open to students primarily enrolled at the Round Rock campus.

The San Marcos orientation will be available to live-stream*. Students enrolled in either campus are welcome to attend or live-stream this orientation.

*A link to live-stream will be sent out one day prior to the event on August 13.

Please review the following details and register below to attend or live-stream New Graduate Student Orientation by August 9.

We encourage you to review our online orientation, read or download our Graduate Student Handbook, and watch our welcome video. If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at New Graduate Student Orientation!


Overview

Browse university-wide student resources at the support services showcase.

Learn about transitioning to graduate studies, navigating your graduate degree, scholarships and other funding, professional development opportunities, research and travel support, library resources, career services, campus safety, student and emergency services, and Graduate College policies and procedures during the main program.

Meet deans and staff from The Graduate College, as well as representatives from valuable on-campus departments.


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  • New Graduate Student Orientation: San Marcos - August 14

    • What: New Graduate Student Orientation
      When: Wednesday, August 14 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      Who: Spring, Summer, and incoming Fall 2019 graduate students
      Family members and friends are not permitted inside the ballroom during the main program, but they are welcome to wait in our hospitality room.
      Where: LBJ Student Center (LBJ)
      LBJ is under construction for expansion. You will need to enter on the north side of the building near the LBJ parking garage and bus loop, as the south entrance is closed. Please review the new vehicle and pedestrian entrances during this time.
      Parking: Matthews Street Garage is the designated garage. Permits are required to park on campus and can only be purchased online. We encourage you to order yours as soon as possible, so you can receive it before New Graduate Student Orientation.

    • Time Event

      4 - 6:30 p.m.

      Check-in

      4 - 6 p.m.

      Support Services Showcase and T-shirt Pick-up

      5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

      Dinner

      6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

      Program (Live-stream will also be available)
      7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Meetings with Advisors*

      *Not all graduate programs may be represented.

    •   Alkek Library

        Student Health Center

        Campus Safety

       Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

        Career Services

        Study Abroad Office

        Counseling Center

        Student Business Services

        First-Gen Proud

        Student Recreation Center

        International Office

        The Graduate House

        IT Assistance Center (ITAC)

        The Graduate College – General

        Office of Disability Services

        The Graduate College – Funding

        Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

        The Graduate College Deans Meet and Greet

        Office of Veteran Affairs

        The Writing Center

        Parking Services

       
    • Step 1: Register to attend or live-stream New Graduate Student Orientation.
      A link to live-stream will be sent out one day prior to the event on August 13.

      Step 2: Order your parking permit as soon as possible.

      Step 3: Arrive at 4 p.m. and check-in with Graduate College staff on the second floor of LBJ to receive your swag bag!

      Step 4: Get your books and Texas State ID card (BobcatCard).

      • University Bookstore: Located on the second floor of LBJ and will be open until 6:30 p.m.
      • ID Services: Located on the second floor of LBJ next to the bookstore and will be open until 6:30 p.m. To get your ID, you will need to have already registered for classes and bring your government-issued photo identification for verification.
        This is an early opportunity to take care of these items. If your program has asked you to wait to register for classes, you will have the opportunity to take care of these items at another time.

      Step 5: Encourage family members and friends to explore San Marcos while you attend New Graduate Student Orientation. Downtown San Marcos and the Square offer various attractions including restaurants, shopping, live music venues, and more.

      Step 6: Enjoy New Graduate Student Orientation!


  • New Graduate Student Orientation: Round Rock - August 20

    • What: New Graduate Student Orientation
      When: Tuesday, August 20 from 4:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
      Who: Spring, Summer, and incoming Fall 2019 graduate students primarily enrolled in courses at the Round Rock campus
      Family members and friends are not permitted inside the room during the main program, but they are welcome to wait in the lounge area (Avery Building, Room 202).
      Where: Avery Building (AVRY)
      Parking: Any perimeter (purple) lot. Permits are required to park on campus and can only be purchased online. We encourage you to order yours as soon as possible, so you can receive it before New Graduate Student Orientation.

    • Time Event

      4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

      Check-in

      4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

      Support Services Showcase (Table Browse) and T-shirt Pick-up

      5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

      Dinner

      5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

      Program
    •   Career Services

        Office of Veteran Affairs

        Counseling Center

        The Graduate College

        Division of Student Affairs

        The Writing Center

        Office of Disability Services

        Veterans Academic Success Center (VASC)

    • Step 1: Register to attend New Graduate Student Orientation.

      Step 2: Order your parking permit as soon as possible.

      Step 3: Arrive at 4:15 p.m. and check-in with Graduate College staff in the atrium area on the ground level of the Avery Building to receive your swag bag!

      Step 4: Encourage family members and friends to explore Round Rock while you attend New Graduate Student Orientation. Round Rock offer various attractions including restaurants, shopping, and more.

      Step 5: Enjoy New Graduate Student Orientation!

Registration Closed


  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 512.245.3451. We ask that you notify The Graduate College at 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

  Texas State is a tobacco-free campus.