New graduate student orientation

Fall 2021orientation is Thursday, August 19!

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 two exciting in-person events.

  1. Virtual new graduate student orientation | 12:30 to 3:30 p.m
  2. In-person graduate student resource fair | 4 to 5 p.m.
  3. In-person GSA welcome back social | 5 to 7 p.m.

Virtual orientation schedule

  • 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. | New graduate student welcome: David Zeh, Dean, Graduate School
  • 12:45 to 1 p.m. | Your graduate school roadmap: David Zeh, 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 Veronica Zepeda 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: Veronica Zepeda, 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 2021 Graduate Student Orientation, please contact Veronica Zepeda,