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.
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.
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. Fox, 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|
|Program||Date||Time||Format||Location||Link||Contact Name||Contact Email||Additional Contact|
|Biological Sciences||Wednesday, August 23||10:00 – 11:30AM||Virtual||N/A||https://uwm.edu/biology/fall-2023-new-graduate-student-virtual-orientation/||Rhianna Driebelemail@example.com|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)||Tuesday, August 22||8:30AM-2:00PM||Face-to-Face||Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) 1150||N/A||Aliah Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Clinic Kickoff||Wednesday, August 23||9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-2:30PM||Face-to-Face||Enderis Hall 115||N/A||Emily Belteremail@example.com|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)||Thursday, August 24th||9:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Face-to-Face||Cunningham Hall, Room 107||N/A||Aliah Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Advising||Tuesday, August 29||Various Offices at Assigned Times||Face-to-Face||Enderis Hall, 8th Floor||N/A||Aliah Tayloremail@example.com|
|Educational Pyschology||Tuesday, August 23||4:00-6:30PM||Face-to-Face||Enderis Hall 103||N/A||Kyongboon Kownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Freshwater Sciences & Atmospheric Science||Wednesday, August 30, 2023||8:30am-4:00pm||Face-to-Face||School of Freshwater Sciences||https://uwm.edu/freshwater/event/6800/||Mallory Kaulemail@example.com|
|Geography Graduate Programs||9:30AM-2:30PM||Face-to-Face||Bolton Hall 410||N/A||Alison Donnellyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|History Department||Wednesday, August 30||9:00AM-3:30PM||Face-to-Face||Holton Hall 341||Rebecca Shumwayemail@example.com|
|Information Science & Technology (MSIST)||Wednesday, August 30||10:00AM-2:30PM||Face-to-Face||Northwest Quadrant Building D, 3rd Floor||https://uwm.edu/informationstudies/students/graduate-orientation/||Angie Sadowskyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Studies PhD||Tuesday, August 22||9:00AM-5:00PM||Face-to-Face||Northwest Quadrant Building D, 3rd Floor||https://uwm.edu/informationstudies/students/graduate-orientation/||Angie Sadowskyemail@example.com|
|Library & Information Science (MLIS)||Saturday, August 26||9:00AM-12:00PM||Virtual||https://uwm.edu/informationstudies/students/graduate-orientation/||Angie Sadowskyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lubar College of Business Graduate Programs New Student Orientation||Friday, August 25||9:00AM-7:30PM||Face-to-Face||Lubar Hall S322||Megan Wisnowskiemail@example.com|
|Mathematical Sciences||Monday, August 21||9:30am – 1:00pm||Face-to-Face||EMS E495||Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bournfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Mathematical Sciences||Tuesday, August 22||9:30am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 3:30pm||Face-to-Face||EMS E495||Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bournfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Mathematical Sciences||Wednesday, August 23||9:30am – 11:30am||Face-to-Face||EMS E145||Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bournfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Mathematical Sciences||Wednesday, August 23||2:45pm – 4:00pm||Face-to-Face||TBD||Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bournfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Mathematical Sciences||Thursday, August 31||1:00pm – 2:30pm & 2:45pm – 4:00pm||Face-to-Face||EMS E423||Katie Wehrheim & Rebecca Bournfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Nursing DNP||Wednesday, August 23||9:00AM-5:00PM||Face-to-Face||Cunningham Hall, Room G40||N/A||Jennifer Daood; Donna Wierfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nursing MN||Wednesday, August 23||9:00AM-5:00PM||Face-to-Face||Cunningham Hall, Room G40||N/A||Kelsey Johnsonemail@example.com|
|Nursing PhD||Wednesday, August 23, Thursday, August 24 & Friday, August 25||9:00AM-5:00PM, 9:00AM-5:00PM, & 9:00AM-5:00PM||Face-to-Face||Cunningham Hall, Room G40||N/A||Jennifer Daoodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Work (MSW)||Tuesday, May 9||5:30-8:30PM||Virtual||N/A||https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/j/98900197309||Zach Chartrandemail@example.com|
|Sociology||Wednesday, August 30||10:00AM-3:00PM||Face-to-Face||Bolton Hall, 714 & 757||N/A||John M Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sustainable Peacebuilding MSP||Wednesday, August 23||9:00AM-5:00PM||Face-to-Face||Cunningham Hall, Room G40||N/A||Jennifer Daoodemail@example.com|