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New Graduate Student Orientation and Welcome for All New Graduate Students: 

The Graduate School holds one large general orientation session at the beginning of each Fall semester.  Students beginning graduate study at MU in the preceding semesters are also welcome to attend.  Graduate School’s new student orientation for the Fall 2023 semester is being held in person,  on campus, the morning of August 14, 2023 from 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM in Jesse Auditorium.  Dr. Jeni Hart, Dean of the Graduate School, will welcome you to graduate study at MU, introduce you to the ways in which the Graduate School can assist you as you pursue a graduate degree or certificate at MU, provide important campus updates, and hear from our panel of experienced graduate students.

Registration for New Graduate Student Orientation is available here

Question and Answer about Student Health Insurance, Insurance Subsidies, and Tuition Waivers: 

We encourage you to review all information regarding this topic prior to the start of the semester.

Please make plans to attend a virtual question and answer session about student health insurance, insurance subsidies, and tuition waivers. Register here to participate in our August 2nd session being held at 1pm CDT.

Review health insurance and insurance subsidy information here

Review tuition waiver information here

Grad Welcome Groups: 

In addition to orientation activities, we encourage you to consider participating in a Grad Welcome Group.  Groups meet weekly  during the first six weeks of the fall semester with loosely structured agendas to help new graduate students navigate the graduate student experience.  This is an excellent way to form connections with other students and allows open dialogue and advice on tops ranging from communicating with your advisor to parking! You will have the opportunity to opt-in to participating when informing us of your attendance plans on the orientation registration form.

Campus Resource Guide: 

The Division of Student Affairs has compiled a list of resources that are available to you as a student at MU. Information about campus life, academic support, health and wellness and more can be found at this link

Online Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation Information:

We understand that not everyone is able to attend our orientation session in person. The video in the link below serves as a sincere welcome, an overview of the role of the graduate school, and an introduction to a number of helpful individuals with whom you’ll be working as you are enrolled as a graduate student at MU. The 2023 Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation video will be posted the week of August 14th.

View the 2023 video here