Graduate Student Orientation 2019

New graduate student orientation will be held on August 22, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Eccles Science Learning Center (ESLC) room 130.

Schedule (subject to change):

1:00 – Main session. Learn about the grad school, working with graduate program coordinators, important USU policies, and grad school events for the upcoming semester.

1:45 – 4:00 – Breakouts. Students will be able to choose 3 of the following 4 breakout sessions to attend:

  • Welcome to USU: an overview of USU campus and information about resources like computer labs, the technology we use at USU, parking, ID cards, wellness, and USU traditions.
  • Welcome to Cache Valley: a guide to housing, transportation, public resources, recreation/food/culture, and family resources available in Logan.
  • Intro to Grad Studies: an introduction to graduate school. Will cover how grad programs differ from undergrad programs, the differences between different types of graduate degrees, how to navigate life as a nontraditional student, how to connect with peers, how to adjust to a graduate school schedule and workload, and maintaining mental health.
  • Intro to Research: will cover relevant and required research trainings (EHS, IRB, etc), grant and funding resources, research assistantships, and library resources.

5:00 – Graduate Student Social on the Quad. Come enjoy food, music, and socializing!

RSVP by clicking the link in our weekly orientation emails!

(If you haven’t received these emails, please contact

Utah State University Graduate Student Orientation

Check out the New Student Checklist for things you won’t want to forget!

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Fall 2018 Orientation Slides
Fall 2018 Orientation Handouts