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Graduate Student Orientation

Congratulations on pursuing your graduate studies at UT Dallas. To help you get off to a good, strong start, Student Life 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 UTD Graduate Catalog, Class Schedule and Graduate Student Guide.

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation for students entering in spring 2017 will be held in January. Registration is free, and you may sign up online.

Registration for spring 2017 Graduate Student Orientation will open in December.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact New Student Programs at

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 (see map) to park on UT Dallas property.

Orientation for graduate students is free. To register for classes, please schedule a meeting with your academic advisor as soon as possible (advisor contact information is available at

International Graduate Students

International Student Orientation is mandatory for F and J visa holding international students enrolling at UTD for the first time or students changing their status to F-1. Please note: F and J status students will NOT be able to register for classes prior to attending an International Student Orientation.

More Information

You can find more information on the Graduate Studies website. For questions please call 972-883-6171.