Graduate Student Orientation

photo of a student group at orientation

Welcome to UT Dallas

Congratulations on pursuing your graduate studies at UT Dallas. To help you get off to a good, strong start, New Student Programs and the Office of Graduate Studies will provide you with information to help answer any questions you have about the University.

Because you have attended one or more colleges or universities before, you may have noticed that each institution has policies, procedures, and services that are unique. Therefore, we encourage you to attend Graduate Student Orientation to learn more about UT Dallas.

Additional information is available through the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog, Class Schedule and the Office of Graduate Studies website.

Graduate Student Orientation

Spring 2018 Orientations

Graduate Student Orientation for students entering in spring 2018 will be held in early on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 2 - 5 p.m. in Hoblitzelle Hall (HH on the Campus Map) room 2.402. Registration for Graduate Orientation is free. Click here to register for Graduate Orienation on January 3, 2018.

Spring 2018 TA School Based Session

School Date Time Room
ECS Jan. 12 3-4 p.m. ECSS 2.201
JSOM Jan. 5 4-5 p.m. JSOM 2.117
NSMT by Department
BIO Jan. 5 4-5 p.m. BSB 12.102J
CHEM No new students
GEO Jan. 7 11 a.m. ROC 2.103
MATH Jan. 4 9-10:30 a.m. TBD
PHYS Jan. 4 2-3 p.m. PHY 1.606
SME No new students

Graduate Student Orientation will cover what to expect as a graduate student at UT Dallas, an overview of the code of student conduct, academic integrity policies, and campus services. In addition, you will also have the chance to meet current a graduate student who can answer questions and provide resources for you to get involved on campus. You must have a valid UT Dallas parking permit or must obtain a visitor parking pass at the Visitor Center and University Bookstore (VCB) or use a Pay-By-Space lot to park on UT Dallas property. View the campus map.

Class Registration

To register for classes, please schedule a meeting with your academic advisor as soon as possible. You can find your degree's advisor contact information at

International Graduate Students

International Student Orientation is mandatory for F and J visa holding international students enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time or students changing their status to F-1. Internationl Student Orientation for students entering in Spring 2018 will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 and Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Please Note: F and J status students will NOT be able to register for classes prior to attending an International Student Orientation.

Contact Us

New Student Programs
Student Services Addition (SSA) 14.431
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
972-883-6171 (office)
972-883-6183 (fax)
[email protected]

Directions to UT Dallas  Campus Map 


Dan Long
Director for New Student Programs

Alex Ewing
Program Coordinator for New Student Programs

Brianna Nichols
Program Coordinator for New Student Programs

Campus Emergencies

For emergencies, contact the UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2222.

Disability Services

For persons with disabilities, please call 972-883-6171 or visit the Student AccessAbility website for more information. TX Relay: 1-800-RELAYTX.