New Graduate Student Orientation and Graduate Employee Mandatory Training

Fall 2019 New Graduate Student Orientations

Preliminary Schedules

Orientation events hosted by the Graduate School are a great way to meet other graduate students and gather valuable information about the University of Oregon .

All Graduate Student Orientation and Mandatory GE Training Schedule 

International Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

Speak Test Information


New Graduate Student Orientation and Mandatory Graduate Employee Training

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Time & Place



9:00 am

Straub 1st Floor Foyer

Registration Opens Pick up your name badge, program, ticket for lunch and additional information at the registration desk.

10:30 am

Straub 156

Pre-Orientation Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Presentation

All Graduate Employees are encouraged to attend this information session and learn about the GTFF health insurance and GTFF membership.

11:45 am-12:50 pm


Resource Fair

Lunch With Your College

Join us for a BBQ, peruse the resource fair and join your colleagues at your College or School’s table. Co-sponsored by the GTFF and the Univerisity of Oregon Gradaute School.

1:00-5:00 pm

Orientation and Mandatory GE Training

Details Coming Soon


New International Graduate Student Orientation

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

International Graduate Student Orientation is presented in coordination with the International Student Orientation Week put on by the Office of International Affairs




9:00 am


Pick up your name badge, program, and additional information at the registration desk.

9:30-9:40 am


Graduate School Dean Dr. Janet Woodruff-Borden

9:40-10:30 am

Panel: The Graduate School as a Resource

Jered Nagel, Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Lisa Howard, Director of Finance and Admin, Graduate School

Tori Byington, PhD. Assistant Dean, Graduate School

10:30-10:45 am

UO Student Billing Procedures

Dave Doerksen,Accounts Receivable Supervisor, Business Affairs Office


10:45-11:15 am


UO Libraries and Technology

Elizabeth Peterson, Assistant Librarian, UO Libraries

Patrick Chinn, Associate CIO for Customer Experience

11:15-11:30 pm

Language Policy for GTFs Who Are Not Native English Speakers

Trish Pashby, Senior Instructor, American English Institute



11:30-12:45 pm

Lunch and International Student Panel



Here are a few brief tips for making sure you get off to a great start:

  1. Each graduate program has a Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and a graduate coordinator or secretary.  We strongly urge you to identify these key people - they can be excellent resources.
  2. Obtain any writing materials from your department that describe requirements for satisfactory progress and degree completing.  Keep these items in a permanent file.
  3. Become familiar with the Graduate School's general requirements and policies for all graduate students.
  4. Take a guided tour of campus.  Tours are offered Monday through Saturday.  Call (541) 346-3201 or visit the Office of Admissions web site.
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