Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation

The Graduate School is excited to welcome new and returning graduate students back to campus in August! We are planning several activities in July and August to help new and returning graduate students have a successful start to the new academic year.

Register here for sessions below


Getting Started in Grad

August 4
10:30am - noon, CST
Offered via Zoom


You’re Hired! Expectations, Payroll, and Benefits for New GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

August 4
1:00 - 3:00pm, CST
Offered via Zoom


Graduate Student Experience Welcome Session

August 18
1:00 - 4:30 pm CST
Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
Streaming via Zoom


Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants

August 19
8:00am - noon CST
Location to be determined
Virtual attendance option


International Student Orientation and Activities


Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing Workshop

August 18
9:00am - noon, CST
International Student Center

For new and returning international graduate students (optional)


Your Wildcat Welcome: In-Person Orientation

August 15-21

Campus-wide, in-person orientation features theme-based events and programming to kickstart the semester by helping students get to know K-State's student services, traditions, resources and fellow students.
More information coming soon!

Week of Welcome

August 23-27

As the semester starts, all students are invited to join in a week full of opportunities, events, and resource exploration to ensure all-around success at K-State.
Learn more about Week of Welcome


Graduate Student Success Guide

Prior to the start of your first semester in a master's, doctoral, or graduate certificate program, you will be given access to the Graduate School's "Graduate Student Success Guide" in Canvas.

Online and Olathe Campus Graduate Students

Students completing a graduate program online through K-State’s Global Campus or at K-State's Olathe campus also are encouraged to join the virtual sessions listed above--or may join in-person if you are in the area! These students should also utilize onboarding resources for their respective campus affiliation.

Global Campus incoming student information
Olathe Campus student resources and orientation