We are excited to have you join MSU as a graduate student! 

When registration opens, please register for our fully online Graduate Student Training & Orientation (or ask your department if they will be registering you for courses).**

The course will be available for access through BrightSpace (formally D2L), and will become available about a week prior to the start of term. The course is self-guided with no meeting times to attend. 

Fall 2023, GRST 591-20, CRN: 24411

Also, mark your calendar to attend these in-person Welcome Week events:

GradCat Kickoff

August 21, 1-3pm in Reid Hall, 101      August 22, 9-11am in Reid Hall 104   •   August 22, 1-3pm in Reid Hall, 104

The same event is held on multiple days/times; only attend one session. This event will have a welcome address from the Dean of the Graduate School, a panel of current graduate students addressing top questions many new students have, and a discussion on creating a well-being plan by the Office of Health Advancement. Some refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for a session

Welcome/Welcome Back 

August 25, 3:30-5pm on the North Side of Montana Hall

All new and returning graduate students are invited to a Welcome/Welcome Back picnic out on the lawn. No agenda— just mingling, food, and beverages (no RSVP is required for this event).  


** If it's your first term and you have not registered at MSU before, see this link to details on registration.

If it has been a few terms since joining MSU and you want a refresher on some of the Training & Orientation materials for graduate students, please check this link  Are you new to being a GT or GRA, but have been a graduate student in your previous term, please see this link for examples of past GTA trainings