Welcome to Grand Valley State University's New Graduate Student Orientation Page!


The Fall 2022 New Graduate Student Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 24th. There will be one session from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and another session from 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Campus/DeVos Building E. A resource fair will be provided from 5-6 p.m. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Free parking is available for students in the Seward Parking Ramp.

If you are an online or hybrid student there will also be a Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation that will take place on Wednesday, August 25th from 3-5 p.m. via Zoom. A link will be provided closer to the orientation date.

Students can now register for their preferred session online.

Spring/Summer New Graduate Student Orientation

Please enjoy the PowerPoint from the Spring/Summer 2022 New Graduate Student Orientation here.  

New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation

Getting Started with Graduate Education:

1. What are my financial aid options?

2. What are my housing options?

3. What resources are available to graduate students?

4. How can I get started with class registration and academic advising?

5. How can I get engaged in graduate student life outside the classroom?

Page last modified August 2, 2022