Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation

The Graduate School and other members of the K-State community are excited to welcome new graduate students to K-State!

"Getting Started in Grad" Webinar Series

(organized by the Graduate School)

Enrollment, Billing, and Making Payments

This session will guide you through the process of enrolling in classes and will provide an overview of tuition and fees billing and payment processes. This session is highly recommended if you are brand new to K-State.

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Making Your Move to the U.S.

Are you coming to the K-State from outside the U.S.? Join us for this session with current international graduate students who will share their tips on how to prepare for this major move and make it as smooth as possible.

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Preparing for Your Assistantship

If you will be employed in an assistantship (graduate assistant, graduate teaching assistant, or graduate research assistant), we strongly encourage you to attend this session for guidance on a successful start to this role. We will also cover information on payroll and other benefits.

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Direct questions about these sessions to Dr. Megan Miller, Graduate School assistant director of student success, at

International Student Orientation

(organized by International Student and Scholar Services)
August 12, 8:00am
105 Umberger Hall

international student orientation

Hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), all new international students are required to attend an in-person orientation session on January 8. Additional workshops, a resource fair, and other activities will be held throughout the week to address needs of new international students and support a successful start to your K-State experience!

Graduate School Welcome Session

(organized by the Graduate School)
August 14
Virtual offering

9:00 - 10:30am, CST
In-person offering
1088 College of Business Building: 2:00 - 4:00pm
(View Business Building on a campus map)

Session Topics

- Intro to the Graduate School: Who we are and how we support you -
- What does it mean to be a graduate student? -
- Making the most of your graduate experience -
- Taking care of you to build a foundation for success -

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Direct questions about this session to Dr. Megan Miller, Graduate School assistant director of student success, at

Orientation for Graduate Students with Teaching Responsibilities

(organized by the Teaching and Learning Center)

August 15, 8:00am-noon
location to be determined

GTA orientation

Graduate students who are beginning a GTA appointment or other role that involves teaching responsibilities are encouraged to attend this session, which will address GTA expectations presented by Dr. Don Saucier, Faculty Associate Director of the TLC, and support for GTAs from the Teaching and Learning Center. The session will also include a panel discussion with current GTAs to help new GTAs be successful in this role

This session is being hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). Please direct questions to Ashley Schiffer (, GTA for the Teaching and Learning Center.

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Graduate program orientation

Consult with your graduate program about orientation activities they have planned in addition to the university-wide activities listed below.

Enrolled online or at the Olathe or Salina campus?

You are encouraged to participate in the university-wide activities below. Also explore new student information and resources specifically for your campus.

K-State Online Olathe campus Salina campus