New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation 2022

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The UWM Graduate School will host their New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, August 25th, 2022. The event will be hosted virtually from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:30 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 12:30pm (CDT) on Thursday, August 25 to receive your link to the event.

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Main Presentation – Welcome to Graduate School
    • Welcome – Scott Gronert, Interim Provost
    • Welcome – Mark Harris, Dean of the Graduate School
    • Welcome & Keys to Success – Vickie Moerchen, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • 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
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm: Alumni/current grad student panel – Shane Haensgen, Doctoral Retention Advisor
    (moderator)
  • 2:45pm – 3:15pm: Technology Q&As – Therese Bohn, IT Training & Outreach Manager (presenter) & Megan Duellman, Technical Documentation and Online Training Analyst (Moderator)
  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm: What are Assistantships and Fellowships? – Erin C. Fox, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (presenter)
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Financial aid Q&As – Cynthia Reindl, Senior Financial Aid Advisor (presenter); Ryan Murphy, Assistant Director; Ashley Williams, Financial Aid Advisor
  • 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. Please contact the program or department for more details.

    Graduate Program Orientations Fall 2022       
    ProgramDateTimeFormatLocationLinkContact NameContact EmailAdditional Contact
    Applied Gerontology CertificateJen Kahn-Pettigrewkahnpet2@uwm.edu
    Athletic TrainingTuesday, May 319:00-11:00AMFace-to-FacePavillion Room 378N/AJennifer Earl-Boehmjearl@uwm.edu
    Biological SciencesTuesday, August 23 10:00 - 11:30AMVirtualhttps://uwm.edu/biology/fall-2022-new-graduate-student-virtual-orientation/Rhianna Driebelmilesr@uwm.edu
    Chemistry and BiochemistryAugust 15-September 29:00AM-5:00PMFace-to-FaceChemistry 197N/AElise Nickselise@uwm.edu414-251-6206
    Communication MA & PhDMonday, August 225:00 PMFace-to-FaceGreene HallN/ASara Vanderhaagenvanderha@uwm.edu
    Communication Teaching AssistantsMonday, August 22-Friday, August 26TBDTBDTBDSara Vanderhaagenvanderha@uwm.edu
    Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Tuesday, August 239:00AM-2:00PMFace-to-FaceKenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) 1150N/ASabine Heuer; Aliah Taylorheuer@uwm.edutaylo528@uwm.edu
    Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Clinic KickoffWednesday, August 249:00AM-12:00PMFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall 115N/ASabine Heuer; Aliah Taylorheuer@uwm.edutaylo528@uwm.edu
    Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) + Student PanelWednesday, August 241:00-2:30PMFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall 115N/ASabine Heuer; Aliah Taylorheuer@uwm.edutaylo528@uwm.edu
    Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Racial Justice & Equity TrainingMonday, August 299:00AM-12:00PMFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall 109N/ASabine Heuer; Aliah Taylorheuer@uwm.edutaylo528@uwm.edu
    Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) AdvsingMonday, August 29TBDFace-to-FaceEnderis Hall, 8th FloorN/ASabine Heuer; Aliah Taylorheuer@uwm.edutaylo528@uwm.edu
    Criminal Justice and Criminology, MSTuesday, Sept 65:00-6:00PMVirtualTeams TBDMary Russellrusselme@uwm.edu(414) 229-2392
    Criminal Justice and Criminology, MS/Public Administration, MPA (MCJ/MPA)Thursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    Criminal Justice and Criminology, MS/Social Work MSWTuesday, Sept 65:00-6:00PMVirtualTeams TBDMary Russellrusselme@uwm.edu(414) 229-2392
    Geography MA/MS/PhDTuesday, August 309:00AM-12:00PMFace-to-FaceBolton Hall 487N/AAlison Donnellydonnela@uwm.edu
    Healthcare AdministrationThursday, August 254:30PMHybridNorthwest Quadrant D 1961TBDBarbara Zabawa; Jennifer Finkzabawa@uwm.edujtfink@uwm.edu
    History MA & PhDFriday, August 261:00-3:00PMTBDHolton HallTBDRebecca Shumwayshumwayr@uwm.edu
    History Teaching AssistantsFriday, August 269:00AM-12:00PMTBDHolton HallTBDRebecca Shumwayshumwayr@uwm.edu
    Information Science & Technology (MSIST) Saturday, August 279:00AM-12:30PMVirtualhttps://uwm.edu/informationstudies/academics/graduate/orientation/Laura Meyersoisinfo@uwm.edu
    Information Studies PhDTuesday, August 23 & Wednesday, August 249:00AM-4:00PMFace-to-FaceNorthwest Quadrant 3rd FloorN/ALaura Meyersoisinfo@uwm.edu
    Language, Literature & Translation (MALLT)Thursday, September 14:00PMFace-to-FaceCurtin Hall 776N/AS. Davies Cordovacordovas@uwm.edu
    Library & Information Science (MLIS)Saturday, August 279:00AM-12:30PMVirtualhttps://uwm.edu/informationstudies/academics/graduate/orientation/Laura Meyersoisinfo@uwm.edu
    Lubar Graduate AssistantsTuesday, August 231970-01-01 12:30:00Face-to-FaceLubar Hall S230N/AJames Hardyjhardy@uwm.edu
    The Lubar School of Business Graduate ProgramsFriday, August 269:00AM-7:00PMFace-to-FaceLubar Hall S322https://uwm.edu/business/event/mba-ms-new-student-orientation-2/2022-08-26/Simone Seidlseidlsj@uwm.edu
    Master of Public Administration/Master of Urban Planning (MPA/MUP)Thursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    MusicTuesday, August 2310:00-11:30AMFace-to-FaceMusic Room 320N/ATimothy Noonantpnoonan@uwm.edu
    Nonprofit Management and Leadership MSThursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    Nonprofit Management Graduate CertificateThursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    Nursing DNPTuesday, August 239:00AM-4:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room TBDN/AJennifer Daood; Donna Wierdaood@uwm.edu ddw@uwm.edu
    Nursing MNTuesday, August 239:00AM-4:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room TBDN/AJennifer Daood; Donna Wierdaood@uwm.edu ddw@uwm.edu
    Nursing PhDTuesday, August 23, Wednesday, August24, & Thursday, August 259:00AM-4:00PM, 9:00AM-5:00PM, & 9:00AM-5:00PMFace-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room TBDN/AJennifer Daood; Donna Wierdaood@uwm.edu ddw@uwm.edu
    Physics PhDKate Valeriuskatev@uwm.edu
    Public Administration (MPA)Thursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    Social Work (MSW)Thursday, February 175:30-8:30PMVirtualN/AMatt Steigerwaldsteiger2@uwm.edu
    Thurday, March 155:30-8:30PMVirtualN/AMatt Steigerwaldsteiger2@uwm.edu
    Saturday, April 9 10:30AM-1:30PMFace-to-Face/VirtualMitchell Hall 191https://uwm.edu/socialwelfare/msworientation/Matt Steigerwaldsteiger2@uwm.edu
    Saturday, May 710:30AM-1:30PMFace-to-Face/VirtualMitchell Hall 191https://uwm.edu/socialwelfare/msworientation/Matt Steigerwaldsteiger2@uwm.edu
    Tuesday, May 175:30-8:30PMN/AN/AMatt Steigerwaldsteiger2@uwm.edu
    Sustainable Peacebuilding MSPTuesday, August 239:00AM-4:00PM Face-to-FaceCunningham Hall, Room TBDN/AJennifer Daood; Donna Wierdaood@uwm.edu; ddw@uwm.edu
    Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS) MAFriday, August 261:00PMVirtualN/ATBDLorenda Terandoterando@uwm.edu
    Urban Planning (MUP/Public Administration (MPA)Thursday, August 255:00PMVirtualN/Ahttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGsrTMpE9bWyJzDotX3jJ8Zy6uQ7kGYDoug Irhke dihrke@uwm.edu
    Urban StudiesFriday, September 910:30AM-12:00PMFace-to-FaceBolton 702N/AJamie Harrisjmh@uwm.edu
    Women's and Gender Studies MATuesday, August 232:00-3:00PMFace-to-FaceCurtinHall 525N/AXin Huang huang32@uwm.edu