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New Graduate Student Welcome

Schedule of Events

Prior to these events, all new graduate students should have completed the TerrapinSTRONG Onboarding course.

1:00 - 3:00pm - Graduate Student Orientation to Teaching with TLTC

am - 4:00pm - International Student Welcome Activities with ISSS

4:00 - 5:30pm - Engagement Workshops

6:00 - 7:00pm - GradFair

7:00 - 8:00pm - New Graduate Student Welcome by university leadership

8:30pm - ? - Social Hour with Graduate Student Government & Alumni Association

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New Graduate Student Welcome Program

Sign at the entrance of the university that says Welcome, followed by the university logo. The white sign is sandwiched between two brick pillars.

Campus leadership will personally welcome you to the University of Maryland and share words of wisdom and opportunity. Speakers will include:

Learn More about President Pines

Dr. Pines was inaugurated as the university's 34th president in 2021, after serving for 11 years as Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Learn More about the Dean of the Graduate School

The Graduate School just appointed a new dean in the summer of 2023. They are excited to enter the community alongside you this fall.

Learn More about Graduate Student Government

GSG is the official representative body for graduate students, charged with securing and protecting the welfare, rights, and interests of all graduate students at this institution.

New Graduate Student Orientation

In addition to this live welcome event, the Graduate School has a thorough orientation program, offered asynchronously through ELMS-Canvas. Don't forget to complete that as well!

Complete New Graduate Student Orientation RSVP for the New Grad Student Welcome Complete TerrapinSTRONG for Graduate Students


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