Thursday, August 22
-CIE: International Grad Students with Assistantship

Monday, August 26
-12:00pm – 1:00pm — All New Graduate Assistants- Benefits training
-1:00pm – 4:00pm — All New Graduate Students (Virtual) / Followed by “Meet-and-Greet & Resource Fair” (In-person)

Tuesday, August 27
-9:00am – 4:30pm — All New Teaching Assistants CETL Training

Thursday, August 29
-CIE: International Grad Students without Assistantships (and any with Assistantships that missed the session on 8/22)

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 26th, 2024. The event will be hosted virtually from 1:00pm to approximately 4:00pm

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 1:00 (CDT) on Monday, August 26 to receive your link to the event.

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm: Main Presentation – Welcome to Graduate School
    • Welcome – Chancellor Mark Mone
    • Welcome  – Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Kris O’Connor
  • 1:15pm-1:45pm: Keys to Success & Graduate Assistants AND What are Fellowships and Assistantships?
    • Victoria Moerchen, Associate Dean
  • 1:45pm – 2:25pm: 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
    • UWM Center for Student Experience and Talent (SET)
    • Benjamin Schneider, UWM Ombuds
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Alumni/Current Grad Student Panel – Shane Haensgen, Doctoral Retention Advisor
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Technology Q&As – Therese Bohn, IT Training & Outreach Manager (presenter) & Megan Duellman (Moderator)
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Financial aid Q&AsAshley Williams, Financial Aid Adviser – Student Financial Services Center

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

New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation Registration 2024

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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 2024
ProgramDateTimeFormatLocationLinkContact NameContact EmailAdditional ContactAdditional Contact
Administrative Leadership MS: Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education AdministrationWednesday August 215:00-6:00PMZoom:
Administrative Leadership MS: Educational Administration and SupervisionWednesday, August 215:00-6:00PMZoom
Art & Design MA & MFAFriday, August 232:00-3:00PMIn-personMitchell Hall 363Jessica
Art History MA – all studentsFriday, August 309:00AM-12:00PMIn-personMitchell Hall 159Kay
Art History MA – teaching assistantsFriday, August 3012:00-1:00PMIn-personMitchell Hall 159Kay
Atmospheric SciencesWednesday, August 289:00AM-2:00PMIn-personSchool of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204)Aaron
Biological Sciences Wednesday, August 2810:00-11:30AMVirtualRhianna
Business (Lubar College) Graduate Programs OrientationWednesday, August 288:00AM-5:30PMIn-person4th floor Golda Meir LibraryCat
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) CertficateWednesday, August 2812:00-4:00PMIn-personPavilion 382Monna
Communication Department Welcome EventMonday, August 194:00-6:00PMIn-personVogel Hall 110Sabrina Fuller Muñizsafuller@uwm.eduErin
Communication MA & PhD (including COMM & JAMS programs)Tusday, August 209:00AM-4:00PMIn-personEnderis Hall 107Sabrina Fuller Muñizsafuller@uwm.eduErin
Communication TA OrientationSabrina Fuller Muñ
Criminal Justice & Criminology MSAccessible prior to Fall 2024Online Video Alyssa
Dance MFASunday, June 162:00-4:00 PMIn-personMitchell Hall 341Maria
Digital Supply Chain Management MS & business graduate certificatesWednesday, August 289:00AM-3:00PMIn-personTBDCat
Educational Psychology Thursday, August 294:30-6:00PMIn-personEnderis Hall 103Jackie
English – MA, PhD, MA/MLISMonday, August 199:00AM-12:00PMIn-personCurtin Hall 368Kristie Hamiltonkgh2@uwm.eduAlessandra Gillen –
Freshwaters SciencesWednesday, August 289:00AM-2:00PMIn-personSchool of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204)Aaron
Healthcare Administration (MHA)Tuesday, August 27th4:30PM – 5:30PMHybridNorthwest Quad Building D, Room 1871 Mathewson
HistoryFriday, August 309:00AM-3:30PMIn-personHolton Hall 341Rebecca
Information Technology Management (ITM) MS & business graduate certificatesWednesday, August 289:00AM-3:00PMIn-personTBDCat
LinguisticsWednesday August 289:00AM-12:00PMIn-personJohnston Hall 137Hamid
Management MS (Accounting, Professional Accounting, Marketing, Finance Analysis) & business graduate certificatesWednesday, August 289:00AM-3:00PMIn-personTBDCat
Music MMWednesday, August 289:00-11:00AMIn-personMusic Building 320Tim
Music Performer’s CertificateWednesday, August 289:00-11:00AMIn-personMusic Building 320Tim
Nursing DNPWednesday, August 289:00AM-4:00PMIn-personCunningham Hall G40Anastassia Whitechris478@uwm.eduKelsey Johnson – john5389@uwm.eduJennifer Carrera –
Nursing MN Wednesday, August 289:00AM-4:00PMIn-personCunningham Hall G40Anastassia Whitechris478@uwm.eduKelsey Johnson – john5389@uwm.eduJennifer Carrera –
Nursing PhDWednesday, August 28, Thursday, August 29 & Friday, August 309:00AM-4:00PM everydayIn-personCunningham Hall G40 Julia
Political ScienceFriday, August 231:00-4:00PMIn-personBolton Hall 614John
Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology MSWednesday, August 2812:00-4:00PMIn-personPavilion 382Monna
Social Work MSW (in-person)Zach
Social Work MSW ONLINEMichelle
Sociology MA & PhDWednesday, August 2812:15-3:15PMIn-personBolton Hall 714John
Sociology MA & PhD w/ assistantshipsWednesday, August 2810:00AM-3:15PMIn-personBolton Hall 714John
Sustainable Peacebuilding MSPWednesday, August 289:00AM-4:00PMIn-personCunningham Hall G40Anastassia Kelsey Johnson – john5389@uwm.eduJennifer Carrera –
Translation and Interpeting Studies (TIS)Wednesday, August 2810:00-11:00AMTEAMSViktorija