New Graduate Student Orientation

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. Orientation will be January 11th, 2019. 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 2019 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.

Registration Instructions

Registration for Spring New Graduate Student Orientation is now open!

There will be one session available for new and incoming (Spring 2019) graduate students on Friday, January 11th, 2019 from 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM 

Students must register in order to attend orientation!
To register for the session, students may RSVP using the following link: 
Spring 2019 New Graduate Student Orientation (1/11/19)

Orientation is not required, but highly recommended, even for students who have already attended TAMU. This is a great time to hear about graduate school processes and procedures, attend breakout sessions that help prepare new students for their graduate career, and network with other incoming and current graduate students. 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Tasmin L. McDonald in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at (979) 845-3631 or


The Spring 2019 New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda will be available soon!

Bus and Parking Information

The Cain Garage provides the closest parking to New Graduate Student Orientation events, which takes place in the Memorial Student Center & Rudder Exhibit Hall on the main campus. Students must pay to park in Cain Garage. The cost breakdown is $2 the first hour, $4 for the second hour and $6 for the third hour and $1 for each additional hour.

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

Presentation Materials

Main Sessions

Main session presentations will be available January 10th, 2019. 

Breakout Sessions

Breakout session presentations will be available January 10th, 2019. 

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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