Thursday, August 24
-CIE: International Grad Students with Assistantship

Monday, August 28
-9:00a – 12:00p — All New Graduate Students
-1:00p – 3:30p — All New Graduate Assistants

Tuesday, August 29
-9:00a – 4:30p — All New Teaching Assistants CETL Training

Thursday, August 31
-CIE: International Undergrads, Graduate Students without Assistantship, and any Grad Students with Assistantships who missed the 24th.

Your program may also have their own orientation in addition to the required orientations. Please see the chart at the bottom of this page for more information.

Information and Registration For:

Note: All new graduate students should attend the All New Graduate Student Orientation. If you are an international student or have an assistantship, you may be required to attend multiple orientations listed above.

All New Graduate Students

The UWM Graduate School will host their New Graduate Student Orientation on Monday, August 28th, 2023. The event will be hosted virtually from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m.

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

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.

Register before 8:30am (CDT) on Monday, August 28 to receive your link to the event.

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Main Presentation – Welcome to Graduate School
    • Welcome – Chancellor Mark Mone
    • Welcome & Keys to Success – Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • 9:15am-9:45am: Campus Resources
    • Lori Bokowy, M.Ed., CHES, Emotional Health Promotion Coordinator
    • Chia Youyee Vang, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Adam Jussel, Dean of Students
    • Michael Doylen, Associate Vice Provost and Library Director
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Alumni/current grad student panel – Shane Haensgen, Doctoral Retention Advisor
  • 11:00am – 11:15am: What are Assistantships and Fellowships? – Erin C. Flynn, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (presenter)
  • 11:15 – 11:45am: Financial aid Q&As

Please check out our Graduate Resource page for all resources on campus that are here to support you during your graduate education experience! Graduate School and Campus Resources

Registration is closed for this event.

Other graduate student orientations

Aside from the Graduate School’s New Graduate Student Orientation, the following orientations are specifically for students that are admitted to the listed program or department. This list is updated often so please check back for new orientations. Please contact the program or department for more details.

Graduate Program Orientations Fall 2023
ProgramDateTimeFormatLocationLinkContact NameContact EmailAdditional Contact
Biological SciencesWednesday, August 23 10:00 – 11:30AMVirtualN/A
Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Tuesday, August 228:30AM-2:00PMFace-to-FaceKenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) 1150N/AAliah
Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Clinic KickoffWednesday, August 23 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-2:30PMFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall 115N/AEmily
Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Thursday, August 24th9:30 AM – 11:30 AMFace-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room 107

Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) AdvisingTuesday, August 29Various Offices at Assigned TimesFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall, 8th FloorN/AAliah
Educational PyschologyTuesday, August 23 4:00-6:30PMFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall 103N/AKyongboon
Freshwater Sciences & Atmospheric ScienceWednesday, August 30, 20238:30am-4:00pmFace-to-FaceSchool of Freshwater Sciences
Geography Graduate Programs9:30AM-2:30PMFace-to-FaceBolton Hall 410N/AAlison
History DepartmentWednesday, August 309:00AM-3:30PMFace-to-FaceHolton Hall 341Rebecca
Information Science & Technology (MSIST) Wednesday, August 3010:00AM-2:30PMFace-to-FaceNorthwest Quadrant Building D, 3rd Floor
Information Studies PhDTuesday, August 229:00AM-5:00PMFace-to-FaceNorthwest Quadrant Building D, 3rd Floor
Library & Information Science (MLIS)Saturday, August 269:00AM-12:00PMVirtual
Lubar College of Business Graduate Programs New Student OrientationFriday, August 259:00AM-7:30PMFace-to-FaceLubar Hall S322Megan
Mathematical SciencesMonday, August 21 9:30am – 1:00pmFace-to-FaceEMS E495Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bourn &
Mathematical SciencesTuesday, August 229:30am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 3:30pmFace-to-FaceEMS E495Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bourn &
Mathematical SciencesWednesday, August 23 9:30am – 11:30amFace-to-FaceEMS E145Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bourn &
Mathematical SciencesWednesday, August 23 2:45pm – 4:00pmFace-to-FaceTBDKatie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bourn &
Mathematical SciencesThursday, August 311:00pm – 2:30pm & 2:45pm – 4:00pmFace-to-FaceEMS E423Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bourn &
Nursing DNPWednesday, August 239:00AM-5:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room G40N/AJennifer Daood; Donna
Nursing MNWednesday, August 239:00AM-5:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room G40N/AKelsey Johnson
Nursing PhDWednesday, August 23, Thursday, August 24 & Friday, August 259:00AM-5:00PM, 9:00AM-5:00PM, & 9:00AM-5:00PMFace-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room G40N/AJennifer
Social Work (MSW)Tuesday, May 95:30-8:30PMVirtualN/A
SociologyWednesday, August 3010:00AM-3:00PMFace-to-FaceBolton Hall, 714 & 757N/AJohn M
Sustainable Peacebuilding MSPWednesday, August 239:00AM-5:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room G40N/AJennifer