New graduate student orientation

Fall 2023 orientation is Thursday, August 24!

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. 

Virtual new graduate student orientation | 1 to 4 p.m.

Virtual orientation schedule

  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. | Welcome & graduate school roadmap: Markus Kemmelmeier, Dean, Graduate School
  • 1:30 to 2 p.m. | Graduate student health insurance: Julee DeMello, Assistant Director, Clinic Operations, Student Health Center
  • 2 to 2:15 p.m. | Short break
  • 2:15 to 2:35 p.m. | Graduate Student Association & campus resources: Matthew Aguirre, Director, Graduate Student Services & Allison Ferguson, Office Manager, Graduate Student Association
  • 2:35 to 3:05 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.
  • 3:05 to 3:15 p.m. | Wrap up with online resources and additional materials
  • 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. | Short break (international students stay for the next session)
  • 3:30 to 4 | Updates from OISS (international students): This presentation is mandatory for international students (F-1, J-1) and will be presented by the Office of International Students and Scholars

Register for orientation in advance

For questions or issues registering for the Fall 2023 Graduate Student Orientation, please contact Matthew Aguirre ( or Allison Ferguson (