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New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation Programs  Fall 2022

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

The  Graduate School’s new student orientation for the Fall 2022 semester is being held in person,  on campus, on August 15th from 8:30-10am 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.

Register for New Graduate Student Orientation and sign-up for a Grad Welcome Group through this registration link

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

Immediately following the orientation session, staff will be avilable outside the Graduate School office, 210 Jesse Hall, to answer questions about health insurance, insurance subsidies, and tuition waivers.  We encourage you to review all information regarding this topic prior to the start of the semester or consider attending one of our pre-arrival sessions via zoom in July and August.

Review health insurance and insurance subsidy information here

Review tuition waiver information here

Register for a pre-arrival zoom session through this registration link

Watch our July 26th pre-arrival session at this link

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.

View the video here
View the transcript here
Online Graduate Student Panel Discussion:

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  NEW DATE ANNOUNCED SOON!  Join us online for a panel discussion, Wednesday, September 13th at 6pm.  Current MU graduate students, working toward a variety of degrees online, will have helpful advice for making the most of your time as a graduate student at MU.  We will be discussing important topics such as effective communication with your advisor and colleagues, work-life balance, how to build connections to campus, how to connect with colleagues online, and more.  We will also have time for your questions! This is a great opportunity for new and continuing online students!  



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