Academic Calendar

Please refer to the Office of the Registrar's Academic Calendar located here.

Graduate Student Orientation

All new graduate students are invited to attend Graduate Student Orientation online. Orientation provides information helpful to graduate students. Individuals from across campus provide information on numerous subjects including library resources, technology labs and workshops, offices on campus which assist graduate students, and graduate policies. Students also receive information from the Graduate Handbook, information on various university resources, and information on campus and community activities which might be of interest to graduate students.  New students will be sent a link to the online orientation information.  Orientation for international students however is not available online.  International students click here for more information.

 Graduate Assistant Training

All graduate students who receive graduate assistantships are required to attend Graduate Student Assistant Training. This is an online training program that provides information with which students, as employees of the university, must be familiar. For instance, students must know about the American with Disabilities Act and they must also be familiar with the definition of sexual harassment. Depending upon the type of assistantship students receive, they must also participate in sessions designed to either build teaching skills or research skills. Additional online workshops may focus on various teaching strategies, statistical software packages, and/or database searches.​​