Fall Graduate Student Orientation

You will receive an email with information about Graduate Student Orientation soon after you are admitted starting in May 2021 for summer and fall 2021 terms. Graduate Student Orientation is comprised of various experiences from summer webinars introducing you to campus services to a virtual learning experience overviewing campus policies and procedures to departmental specific programming. 

Graduate Student Orientation Week

August 23 -25, 2021. Fall classes begin on August 26, 2021.

If your program is offered on-campus, Graduate Student Orientation week provides time for you to meet with your program faculty and peers to engage in your departmental orientation experience.  Each department plans their own unique orientation experience that meets their college and program needs to prepare new graduate students.  Also, during Graduate Student Orientation week, you can find time to complete your Student Employment on-boarding process and pick up your BG1 Card (student ID).

Each academic department may hold program specific orientations.  You can contact your department or your Graduate College Student Ambassador if you need more information about the programming by your department. Please note that some departments may require their students to be on campus prior to Graduate Student Orientation week to attend training, so please review your departmental programming schedule carefully.

For more details regarding the mandatory International Student Orientation, please visit the International Student Orientation webpage.

Students receiving an assistantship will need to bring two forms of identification (ID) for personnel purposes. Recommended IDs are a current passport OR a valid driver's license/state identification card AND an original social security card or original birth certificate. Photocopies will not be accepted!  You will be presenting this documentation as part of the on-boarding process with Student Employment Services.

Please stop by the Student Employment Services Office (225 Bowen-Thompson Student Union) on Monday or Tuesday of Graduate Student Week between the hours of 8 AM - 5 PM.  If you can't make it during those set times, please visit during their office hours.


Give us a call at 419-372-2791 or email us at gso@bgsu.edu