New Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Studies hosts an annual New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) session at the beginning of each fall semester. This is a voluntary event and does not replace the required international student orientation or any department-specific orientations.


NGSO-2013 is Saturday, August 24th, 2013!


NGSO provides important information regarding on-campus services and opportunities available to graduate students. You also get an opportunity to:

  • Network with new and experienced graduate students across disciplines
  • Meet graduate staff and faculty
  • Get the inside scoop on life as a grad student
  • Learn more about available fellowships, loans, and budgeting to help finance your education
  • Tour the UT Arlington campus

After NGSO, adjourn to a popular local spot TBA and grab dinner and drinks with fellow newbies complements of the Graduate Student Senate!


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Orientation is followed by an optional Campus Tour and Graduate Student Social.

Most events take place in the E. H. Hereford University Center (UC.)

Download a University Center Map (PDF).


Orientation Schedule
9:00am - 10:00am Registration and Light Breakfast University Center, 2nd Floor
10:00am - 10:30am


Academic and Professional Support Services

Academic Integrity / Honor Code

University Center, 2nd Floor

Rio Grande Ballroom

10:30pm - 11:30pm Current Graduate Student Panel Discussion

University Center, 2nd Floor

Rio Grande Ballroom

11:30am - 12:15pm

Breakout Sessions:

MA Humanities / Social Science

MA Professional



University Center, 2nd Floor
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Resource Fair * University Center, 2nd Floor
1:30pm - 2:15pm Campus Tour (Optional) University Center, 2nd Floor
2:30pm   Graduate Student Senate Social TBA
* Students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from various departments on campus.