School of Graduate Studies

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Getting Started

Orientation Sessions

On-campus

Aug. 14

  • 6 p.m. Synchronous Online orientation is open to 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.

Aug. 20

Aug. 21

  • Tour of campus (optional), 2 p.m., Meet at School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Services 121
  • New Graduate Student Orientation
    • 4-6 p.m.
    • Miller Center 122

Aug. 22

  • Tour of campus (optional), 3:30 p.m., Meet at School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Services 121
  • Graduate Student Social is 5-7 p.m. at Cowboy Jack's, 506 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud. Light appetizers will be provided.
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International Students (St. Cloud and Plymouth)

St. Cloud State at Plymouth

  • For international graduate students in Engineering Management, Applied Clinical Research, Medical Technology Quality, and Regulatory Affairs offered at St. Cloud State at Plymouth
  • Week of Aug. 26-30. Date and time to be determined. 

St. Cloud Campus

Aug. 20 Orientation begins (See international orientation schedule)

International Hub opens for check-in, Atwood Memorial Center

Welcome Breakfast, Ballroom, Atwood Memorial Center

Follow provided schedule for graduate students to complete:

  • English Language Testing as individually required
  • Pay Health Insurance
  • Health Screenings

Aug. 21

Morning  Follow International Orientation Schedule

  • Tour of campus (optional), 2 p.m., Meet at School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Services 121
  • International Graduate Student Visa Session, Required for F-1 students
  • New Graduate Student Orientation, Required for F-1 students, recommended for all
    • 4-6 p.m.
    • Miller Center 122

Aug. 22

  • Registration support (optional), 2 p.m. Centennial 455
  • Tour of campus (optional), 3:30 p.m., Meet at School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Services 121
  • Graduate Student Social is 5-7 p.m. at Cowboy Jack's, 506 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud. Light appetizers will be provided.

Events For All New Graduate Students

School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Organization Social

  • Meet new graduate students 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Cowboy Jack's, 506 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud.

Huskies First Four Events — New Student Orientation

  • New graduate students are welcome to participate in new student orientation events beginning August 22. More information will be coming soon. 

Online and Distance Students

Aug. 14

  • 6 p.m. Synchronous Online orientation is open to 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 uploading an headshot on a light background. No hats or sunglasses, please. Sign in to account management with your StarID and password.
  • Standard practice is to pick up your ID card. If you are an online or distance student, please forward your email notification indicating your card is ready for pick-up to graduatestudies@stcloudstate.edu and include your current mailing address and we can pick-up and mail your card to you.
  • Plymouth students should follow these directions.

Get Ready Resources