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New Graduate Student Orientation

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Browse university-wide student resources at New Graduate Student Meet & Greet
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Learn about transitioning to graduate studies on NGSO: Canvas
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Meet fellow graduate students at New Graduate Student Meet & Greet

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Welcome to the graduate community at Texas State!

New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) is designed to set you up for success by providing you with helpful information and resources to enhance your academic experience at Texas State!

Orientation is offered online through a Canvas course and resource videos, along with campus meet & greet social events. Please review the details below to access our orientation opportunities!

NGSO: Canvas
The Canvas course* is live! This course provides a variety of tools and information to help you succeed right from the start. This information is designed to help you get comfortable with:

  • the culture and expectations of graduate school, including advice from graduate faculty
  • the San Marcos and Round Rock area
  • how to get started
  • making connections; getting support when you need it and building community

*Please note NGSO: Canvas is a guiding resource; you will not receive academic course credit for completing the course.

Learn more about NGSO: Canvas!

NGSO: Canvas Teaser

How To Access NGSO: Canvas

Enroll in the course!

New Graduate Student Meet & Greet

The Graduate College is hosting New Graduate Student Meet & Greet on the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses for all graduate students who began their program in 2020 or 2021. Please review the details below and register if you would like to attend.

  • Browse university-wide student resources at the support services showcase and get your questions answered by representatives.
  • Meet new graduate students from programs across campus and the Deans and staff of The Graduate College.
  • Enjoy games and snacks, and enter to win raffle prizes including a parking pass and other swag!

Per the university’s recommendation on July 26, face masks are recommended at these indoor events. For the most up-to-date university-wide information, visit the university's COVID-19 page.

Avery Building

New Graduate Student Meet & Greet: Round Rock

When: Wednesday, August 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Avery Building (AVRY), Second Floor Lobby

Who: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and incoming Fall 2021 graduate students
Family members and friends are not permitted to attend this event.

Parking: Use your Texas State parking permit to park in any perimeter (purple) lot. Permits are required to park on campus and can only be purchased online.

LBJ Student Center

New Graduate Student Meet & Greet: San Marcos

When: Friday, October 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: The LBJ Mall, located outdoors between Alkek Library and the LBJ Student Center

Who: Graduate students who began their graduate programs in 2020 and 2021
Family members and friends are not permitted to attend this event.

Previously Recorded Resources

Learn more about Graduate College resources and professional development opportunities from the Dean of The Graduate College, Dr. Andrea Golato, and our Student Development Specialist II, Lindsey Wilson!

Dean's Welcome

Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate College Resources

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If you have any questions, please review our Graduate Student Handbook or contact us at We wish you the best as you embark on your graduate studies!

  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.