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Fall 2015 Welcome and Orientation Activities for Graduate Students

A variety of welcome and orientation activities are scheduled for new and current graduate students throughout the week (August 17-21) prior to the start of the fall semester.

Registration - Coming Soon!

Advance registration is required for most of the sessions and activities listed below. Unless noted differently below, registration for these activities can be completed within the registration form that will be made available here in the near future. The deadline to register will be approximately 1 week prior to orientation activities.

Graduate School Orientation - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Graduate School Orientation for New Graduate Students

You should attend this session if you will begin a graduate degree program at K-State in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 (even if you previously completed an undergraduate degree program at K-State).


Guide to Using KSIS and KSOL/Canvas

Library Services and Resources for Graduate Students

Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
3:30-5pmK-State and Manhattan Community Services and Resources Fair and Ice Cream SocialGrand Ballroom, K-State Student Union

Orientation Activities for GTAs, GRAs, and GAs - Thursday, August 20, 2015
New and continuing graduate students who will be employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), or Graduate Assistant (GA) for the first time should attend appropriate orientation sessions coordinated by the Graduate School, the Teaching and Learning Center, and their employing unit.

Orientation for new GTAs

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

Hemisphere Room, Hale Library

Orientation for ALL NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

Topics covered in this session:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Using HRIS online self-service
  • Payroll
  • Health insurance available to eligible GTAs, GRAs, and GAs
  • Tuition payment options for GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

Hosted by: Graduate School

Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

Additional Requirements and Activities for International Students
  1. Check-in at the Graduate School, 103 Fairchild Hall, AND at the International Student Center (ISC) upon arrival to KSU

  2. Attend International Student Orientation - Monday, August 17

  3. Attend Graduate School Orientation - Monday, August 19

Visit the International Student and Scholar Services website for ISC check-in and orientation schedules and for additional orientation activities for international students.

Department/Program Activities
Individual departments or graduate programs may schedule welcome and orientation activities specifically for their graduate students. Please consult with your department or program about activities they have planned for you in addition to the orientation activities listed above.