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Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation

August 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


The UWM Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Orientation will take place in the Zelazo Performing Arts Center (2419 E. Kenwood Boulevard) and the UWM Union (2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard).

Orientation is designed to serve as a general overview of topics related to graduate student life at UWM.

The event agenda includes an information fair with tables from campus resources and organizations, breakout sessions, a panel discussion with current graduate students and concurrent sessions on topics related to academic success. The Graduate School’s orientation is different from any new graduate student orientation that may be offered by your academic program. Please check with your department for program-specific information. Light refreshments will be provided.

New Graduate Student Orientation: August 31, 2017

11:00am – 1:00pm: Campus tours (optional), Check-in (Union Ballroom)
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Check-in/Resource Tables (Union ballroom)
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Breakout session (Fireside Lounge, Union 191, Wisconsin Room Lounge, Union Cinema)
3:00pm – 3:50pm: Breakout session (Fireside Lounge, Union 191, Wisconsin Room Lounge, Union Cinema)
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Main Event (Zelazo)
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Campus Tours (Zelazo)

Breakout Session Descriptions

Financial Aid, Assistantships, Fellowships (Student Union: Cinema)
Learn about the different ways graduate students fund their education, including information on financial aid, assistantships, and fellowships.

Alumni/Current Graduate Student Panel (Student Union: Fireside Lounge)
A panel consisting of current graduate students and alumni answer your questions about how to prepare for success in graduate school and beyond.

UWM Technology Resources (Student Union: Room 191 (2p&3p) & Union Wisconsin Room Lounge – 3p only)
Learn how to access the technology that is available to students at UWM.


Parking is available for free in the Union and Lubar School of Business garages. Please bring your parking ticket with you to orientation for validation.

New Graduate Student Orientation Registration


August 31, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Graduate School


Zelazo Performing Arts Center
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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