School of Graduate Studies


Getting Started

Orientation Sessions

On Campus

Wednesday, Aug. 15

  • 6 p.m. Online orientation (open to all graduate students)

Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • 3 p.m. Tour of campus (optional). Meet at Administrative Services 121 
  • 4-6 p.m. New Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 23

  • Graduate Student Social
  • 5-7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24

  • 1 p.m. Tour of campus (optional). Meet at Administrative Services 121 

International Students

Plymouth Center
  • For international graduate students in Engineering Management, Applied Clinical Research, Medical Technology Quality, and Regulatory Affairs
  • Orientation session, Monday, Aug. 27
  • Second session, TBD in September

St. Cloud campus

Aug. 21-26 (schedule TBD)


Events For All New Graduate Students

School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Organization Social

  • Meet new graduate students from across campus.
  • 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23
  • Location TBD
  • Free food

Online and Distance Students

Wednesday, Aug. 15

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Online orientation for all graduate students
  • Orientation will be via Adobe Connect
    • Join and log in as a guest with your first name
    • If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
  • Come when you can and leave when you must. Will address the transition to graduate study, accessing services on-campus and at a distance, and technology resources.
Student ID Cards
  • Online-only students can request a student ID card by emailing us an individual headshot on a light background (no hats, sunglasses etc.) with their name and student ID number.
  • If you indicate you are a graduate student, the card office will notify Graduate Studies to pick up and mail the card to you.
  • Plymouth students should follow these directions.

Get Ready Resources