New Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation

WELCOME TO UCI!

We’re excited to be among the first to welcome you to the Anteater family! We can’t wait to show all the great things UCI has to offer at Graduate Welcome and Orientation. Your orientation will be made up of seven online modules, culminating with an in-person resource fair! This event will focus on assisting new graduate students successfully navigate through their graduate journey at UCI. The program will cover a variety of topics including professional development, academic success, health and wellness, and student life. Whether you are curious about graduate support services, how to begin your professional development, or maintaining a healthy graduate student lifestyle, Graduate Welcome and Orientation is the first place to gain valuable information to impact your graduate experience. This will all calumniate in an in-person campus resource fair on September 20th.

More details will be available for incoming graduate students in July. Scroll below to get more details on what to expect

Module Schedule (to be released in August)

WELCOME TO UCI! #UCIGradLife
In this module we’ll welcome you to UCI, show you how to use our Canvas Module structure, and most importantly, how to make the most of your graduate experience!
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BEING A GRADUATE STUDENT
Being a graduate student can get some getting used to. Not to worry though, in this module we’ll tell you about the different funding/financial aid opportunities we have available, give you your grad school checklist, talk about the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD), Office of Research, and International Center.
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CAMPUS LIFE
Our beautiful campus has so much to offer! In this module, we’ll help you get to know our campus with a virtual campus tour and tell you all the great things about the city of Irvine and the surrounding areas.
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PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
Your professional success is important to us, afterall that’s why you attend Grad School right? In this module we’ll talk about the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Center (GPSRC), Division of Career Pathways, Applied Innovation, and Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation. All of these places are dedicated to giving you the skills you need to professionally succeed!
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PRIORITIZING YOUR HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFTEY
In this module we’ll show you the many resources we have available to aid in your personal growth and health. As a UCI graduate student you have access to places like our Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Disability Services Center, and much more.
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DIVERSITY ON OUR CAMPUS
We’re committed to providing a supportive community for students with an emphasis on inclusive excellence. This module will show you all the different ways we live up to that promise every day.
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ACADEMIC SUCCESS
In our final module we’ll show you all the different ways UCI is committed to your academic success. We know you’re an elite scholar, that’s why you’re here. Let us help you reach your professional goals.
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FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!
If you are an international student, let this module serve as your International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Guide. This module will help make sure our international students are prepared for their arrival at UCI.
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