During the changes we are experiencing due to COVID-19, we have created a virtual only plan for orientations for new spring students. We will not be hosting nor requiring attendance at any live events for graduate orientation. Instead, we will have all of the materials available at http://www3.govst.edu/graduate-orientation-2020/. Please visit https://www.govst.edu/coronavirus/ for more information.

We're excited and ready to assist you in making the most of your graduate experience here at GSU.  Whether you're new to our campus or you decided to return after completing your undergraudate degree at GSU, we're confident our Graduate Orientation will help you to identify available resources that will help you make a smooth transition to graduate studies.

PLEASE NOTE: Some graduate programs and colleges may supplement our University-wide program with their individualized graduate orientation programs, contact your department or program for specific program orientation questions.


  • 2021 Spring Graduate Orientation Dates


    Please note: All large university events, including in person orientations are cancelled for Spring 2021. Here you have access to all regular orientation materials, including presentations. 

    If you have any questions, please contact New Student Programs at nsp@govst.edu

  • Additional Graduate Orientation Programs



    As noted above, there may program specific orientation events for your graduate program. Please check with your academic advisors or contact your college for more information. See below links for academic advisor and college contact information: