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 12, 2018. 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 2018 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

To register for Spring 2018 New Graduate Student orientation, please visit:

Download the App

The Eventbase app will host all material featured at Spring 2018 New Graduate Student Orientation for attendees to access.

Click here for instructions and more information on using the Eventbase app.


Click here to see the agenda for the Spring 2018 New Graduate Student Orientation.

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

Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M University
Overview of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
Safety and Security
Aggie Honor Code
Community of Respect
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Business Services
Student Counseling Service
Graduate and Professional Student Council

Breakout Sessions

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

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.

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.