New Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation for new graduate students admitted spring 2015 will be held on January 12, 2015 and GTA training will be held on January 13, 2015. You will receive an invitation via email in early December.

If you attended the fall 2014 orientation, please take a minute to fill out the below survey:

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.