New Graduate Student Orientation

Registration Instructions

Coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the New Graduate Student Orientation provides an overview of what to expect at Texas A&M University — including information on policies, procedures, resources and services on campus and in the community. The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies encourages all students to attend the on-campus orientation. You’ll meet campus leaders, administrators, and fellow graduate students. To attend the New Graduate Student Orientation you must be an admitted graduate student for the Spring 2017 semester. Equally, all admitted graduate students — domestic and international — are encouraged to attend New Graduate Student Orientation. Details for international students can be found here.

Fall 2017 Orientation

There will be two Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation sessions held in August. Students are encouraged to attend one of the available sessions:
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Student IDs will not be made during orientation - Student IDs are made at the Aggie Card Office (Suite 2801) in the General Services Complex. You will need to bring a photo ID with you (driver license, passport, etc.).

Some departments and colleges have a separate orientation for their new graduate students. For information on departmental or college orientations that provide details for specific graduate programs or majors, check with your graduate advisor or other department staff.


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Bus and Parking Information

The University Center Parking Garage provides the closest parking to New Graduate Student Orientation events, which take place in the Memorial Student Center on the main campus. Students must pay to park in the University Center Parking Garage. The maximum cost is $15.00 a day. The cost breakdown is: $2.00 the first hour, $4.00 for the second hour and $1.00 for each additional hour, not to exceed $15.00.

Call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 979-845-3631 if you have any questions about orientation.

Presentation Materials

Main Sessions

Overview of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
Aggie Honor Code
Safety and Security
Student Counseling Service
Community of Respect
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Student Business Services
Graduate and Professional Student Council
Money Management

Breakout Sessions

Secrets for Grad School Success
Establishing Your Scholarly Identity as a Graduate Student
Financial Management During Graduate School
Resources for Distance Education Students
The 'Other' Education: Professional Development Beyond the Classroom
Welcome to Aggieland
Veteran and Military Dependent Student Resources

Student Resources

Howdy Portal

Set up your student account and access class registration, student schedule, financial aid information, etc.

Financial Aid

Get Financial Aid.

Graduate Admissions

Get information about admissions, deadlines, required testing, and campus life.

Campus Map

Explore the campus and find a building.

Campus Tours

Take a virtual tour or schedule an on-campus tour of the university.

Graduate Catalog

Learn about degree programs, course offerings, faculty, etc.


Order textbooks and Aggie merchandise.

Business Services

Access assistance for managing finances.

TAMU Libraries

Access online library catalogs, databases, interlibrary loan, and video tutorials of library services.

Forms and Information

Find necessary policies, forms, and other information.