New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation, Monday, January 11, 2016
New Student Orientation in Leon Johnson 346 (possibly in 339).
Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:30am with the actual orientation beginning at 9:30am. Sessions will conclude by 12:00.  R.S.V.P. if you will be able to attend.

New GTA Orientation, Friday, January 12, 2016
New GTA Training will be in Leon Johnson 346 at 8:00am.
Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:00am with the actual training beginning at 8:30am. The sessions should conclude by 12:30pm.

To RSVP to the SPRING 2016 graduate student orientation and GTA training, click here.

Once you attend the orientation, please take a minute to fill out the survey found below:

Post Orientation Survey

The links below you take you to handouts and videos from the sessions. Please take the time to review each video (5-15 minutes in length).  These videos on the General New Student Orientation link are mandatory for all graduate students to view.

Graduate Teaching Assistants should watch the GTA videos below for guidance in a variety of teaching areas.  In addition, GTA’s must take the Equity Training by the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).

General New Student Orientation Training Materials & Videos
GTA Training Materials and Videos

Any questions about the videos or links, contact:


2014 Orientation

New graduate students meet one another and become acquainted with MSU during orientation.