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Congratulations on being accepted to the School of Graduate Studies at SCSU!

Now that you have been accepted you may be asking what is next. This site will provide you with the information necessary to reach your goals.

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Online Orientation Materials for All Graduate Students

Web Orientation


New Graduate Student Orientation Presentations

Planning a Course of Study


Upcoming Orientation Events- August 2016

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Online Orientation for Graduate Students, 6-7:30pm



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New Graduate Assistant Orientation, 4:45pm-8:00pm, Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center


On-Campus Orientation for All New Graduate Students, 3:45pm-5:30pm, Miller Center Auditorium

Graduate Student and Faculty Reception, 5:30-6:30 pm. Miller Center lobby


International Student Registration, 10-12pm

Open House/ Scavenger Hunt, 1-4pm

New Student Picnic, 5-7pm

Graduate Student Social, 7pm-8:30pm, Brothers Bar & Grill




Outdoor Service
2:00-5:00pm, Meet
at Dept. of Campus

Indoor Service

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TCGC International Graduate Student Orientation, 8:30am-3:00pm




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All New Graduate Student Orientation

All New Graduate Student Orientation- Tentative Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 3:45pm-6:30pm
Location: Miller Center 122

Orientation to be followed by a reception for new graduate students and faculty (5:30-6:30).

Open Houses

Open Houses

Offices from around campus will be open and welcoming new students and their families. Check into 5 or more offices and be entered into a drawing to win prizes! 

Multicultural Student Services, Centennial Hall 221 / AMC 141
LGBT Resource Center, Atwood Memorial Center 142
Student-Parent Initiative, ECC building, room 114
Lindgren Childcare Center, ECC building, room 122
Veterans Resource Center, Administrative Services, room 100
Graduate Studies, Administrative Service, room 121
HuskyTech, Miller Center 1st floor


Graduate Student Social

Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Brother's Bar & Grill, Downtown St. Cloud

This event is cosponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Organization. Light refreshments will be available.

Service Projects

Service Projects
  • SCSU Community Garden, Meet at Campus Involvement Resource Desk
  • Food packaging for Kids Fighting Hunger, Meet in the Atwood Ballroom
  • Crafting projects:
    • Tie blankets for the St. Cloud Hospital, Atwood, Cascade Room
    • Cards for Veterans

Online and Distance Learners

Fall 2016 Online Orientation for All New Graduate Students-- Tentative Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Wednesday, August 10th
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
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Twin Cities Center International Graduate Student Orientation -- Tentative Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd
Time: 8:30am-2:00pm (Light breakfast and lunch provided)
2:00pm-3:00 pm English language written test for those required to test.

Required for new international graduate students in programs located at the Twin Cities Center.

New International Graduate Students

Fall 2016 International Graduate Student Orientation-- Tentative Schedule (.pdf)

F-I Visa Session (REQUIRED for F-1 visa holders/seekers)
Date: Wednesday, August 17
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: Miller Center 122

New Graduate Student Orientation (REQUIRED)
Date: Wednesday, August 17
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: Miller Center 122

Registration and Technological Assistance (Optional)
Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Centennial Hall 455

Open House/Scavenger Hunt (Optional)
Thursday, August 18
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Building 121


Orientation Information for New Graduate Assistants


A Special Thank You to our 2015-2016 Orientation Sponsors!

D.B. Searles
Noodles & Co.
Multicultural Student Services

Quarks American Bento
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Office of Undergraduate Admissions