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Fall 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The UWM Graduate School will host their New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, August 20th, 2020. The event will be hosted virtually from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition, an online resource page will be made available with information on resource centers, programs, and student services including:

  • Campus Resources Toolbox
  • Virtual Campus Tour
  • Virtual Klotsche Tour
  • Virtual Meir Library Tour
  • Financial Aid PowerPoint presentation
  • Technology PowerPoint presentation

Orientation is designed to serve as a general overview of topics related to graduate student life at UWM. Even if you earned your undergraduate degree here at UWM, there will be new information pertaining to your pursuit of a graduate degree. 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.
You must register to receive a Microsoft Teams link to the orientation.

Register below by Thursday, August 20.

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Main Presentation

  • Welcome to Graduate School
    • Mark Mone, Chancellor
    • Johannes Britz, Provost & Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Dean of the Graduate School
    Keys to Success
    • Jason Puskar, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

    Campus Resources

    • Michelle Schoenecker, Office of Sponsored Programs
    • Jason Katte, Norris Health Center Counseling Director
    • Olivia Clifton, Assistant Director of the Inclusive Excellence Center
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Alumni/Current Grad Student Discussion Panel

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Financial Aid Question & Answer Session

  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Technology Question & Answer Session

  • 4:00pm: Orientation Concludes

New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation Registration 2020


August 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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