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New Graduate Student Orientation Programs

Students attending the 2017 Graduate Student Orientation in the Student Union Building
President Kustra speaking at graduate College, Graduate Student Orientation, SUB
Barbecue, Buster the Bronco, Grad School Orientation

Welcome to graduate school at Boise State University!

Please save the following dates. Please note that you will not be required to attend every orientation program. If you are confused about which program to attend, please contact your program coordinator or advisor. You can also email Katie Stone at with any questions.

Monday, August 13, 2018

New Teaching Assistant Orientation

8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Room 118
New Teaching Assistants are invited to join the Center for Teaching & Learning for the 11th annual TA Orientation. Lunch will be provided. Please view the Teaching Assistant Orientation page for more information.

Who should attend

Attend TA Orientation if you will be a new TA starting the Fall 2018 term. If you are not sure if you need to attend, please contact your advisor or graduate coordinator.

Wednesday, August 15-Thursday, August 16

International Student Orientation

During this two-day International Student Orientation, new graduate students will learn about student resources and opportunities, as well as important immigration regulations. Please view the International Student Orientation page for more information.

Who should attend

All new, incoming International graduate students

Friday, August 17, 2018

New Graduate Assistant Orientation

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Student Union Building
Jordan C Ballroom
Representatives from the Graduate College, Human Resources, and PacificSource Health Systems (provider of the GA health insurance) will present an overview of your employment as a GA and general information that will be helpful as you start your position.

Who should attend

Attend GA Orientation if you were awarded a Graduate Assistantship position starting the Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 term. If you are not sure if you need to attend, please contact your advisor or graduate coordinator.
RSVP for GA Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Student Union Building
Jordan D Ballroom
This orientation program includes important information to help ease your transition into graduate school, introduce you to campus services and involvement opportunities, and show you all that Boise State University has to offer.

A BBQ on the Student Union Building patio will directly follow Orientation.

Who should attend

All new incoming graduate students, regardless if you have attended a program orientation, International Student orientation, or an assistantship orientation.
RSVP for Graduate Orientation

Academic Program Orientations

New graduate students may have an orientation program with their academic program. You will be sent information about your program’s orientation program. You may also contact your advisor or program coordinator for more information.

Fully Online Students

Students in fully online programs should contact their programs for information about program-specific and assistantship orientations. New Graduate Student Orientation will be live-streamed and recorded. The resource fair will also be live-streamed, and a contact list of all the departments who will be represented at the fair will be posted on the graduate college website.