New graduate student orientation

Fall 2022 orientation is Thursday, August 25!

This year’s new graduate student orientation will be a mix of live presentations and discussions over Zoom, with additional prerecorded presentations and materials available at students' convenience via WebCampus. The orientation will be followed by an in-person social to meet current and incoming graduate students.

  1. Virtual new graduate student orientation | 12:30 to 3:30 p.m
  2. In-person GSA welcome back social | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union

Virtual orientation schedule

  • 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. | New graduate student welcome: Markus Kemmelmeier, Dean, Graduate School
  • 12:45 to 1 p.m. | Your graduate school roadmap: Markus Kemmelmeier, Dean, Graduate School
  • 1 to 1:20 p.m. | Graduate student health insurance: Presentation by Julee DeMello, Manager, Clinic Operations, Student Health Center
  • 1:20 to 1:30 p.m.| Graduate student resources: Presentation by Matthew Aguirre and Allison Ferguson, Graduate Student Association
  • 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. | Short break
  • 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. | Graduate Student Association (GSA) programs and services: Matthew Aguirre, Senior Advisor, Graduate Student Association
  • 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. | Telling it like it is: graduate student panel: Hear from current University of Nevada, Reno Graduate students and ask questions about grad student life, living in Reno, and more.
  • 2:45 to 3 p.m. | Short break (International students to return at 3 p.m.)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. | Immigration Updates from OISS: This presentation is mandatory for international students (F-1, J-1) and will be presented by Adilia Ross, International Student Advisor

Register for orientation in advance

For questions or issues registering for the Fall 2022 Graduate Student Orientation, please contact Matthew Aguirre ( or Allison Ferguson (