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 you all the great things UCI has to offer at our Graduate Welcome & Orientation! Your orientation will be made up of eight online modules (including a bonus module for international students beginning July 17th!), culminating with an in-person resource fair on October 2nd.
Module 1 (Welcome to UC Irvine #UCIGradLife) and Module 2 (Preparing for Your Arrival at UCI Irvine) will be unlocked beginning July 17th, while the rest of the modules (3-7) will be unlocked beginning August 21st. All modules can be taken at your own pace throughout the year. This orientation 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 & Orientation is the first place to gain valuable information to positively impact your graduate experience. As a new GradEater, you are already registered, so make sure to save the important dates below and visit our Graduate Welcome & Orientation page to get started! Stay tuned for more information as the date gets close.
SAVE THESE DATES
- July 17th – Modules 1 and 2 open for all students
- July 17th – Special “International Graduate Student Guide” module opens for international students
- August 21st – Modules 3 through 8 open for all students
- October 2nd – In-person Resource Fair (Scroll below for details)
Click below to register for our FREE resource fair, open to new and returning graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The different departments/areas of campus that will be in attendance are listed below.
- Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
- Graduate Division’s Academic Affairs
- UCI Libraries
- UCI International Center
- Associated Graduate Students
- UCI Academic Counselors
- Counseling Center
- UCI CARE Office
- Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
- UCI Division of Career Pathways
- Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Student Health Center
- Beall Applied Innovation
- Basic Needs Center
- Office of Campus Social Work
- Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication
- ANTrepreneur Center
- Transportation and Distribution Services
- Campus Recreation (ARC)
- Family Resource Center
- Sustainability Resource Center
- Disability Services Center
WELCOME TO UCI! #UCIGradLife (Open July 17th)
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!
PREPARING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL AT UC IRVINE (Open July 17th)
Congratulations, you’ve chosen to continue your academic journey at UCI! Now what? In this module we’ll show you all the things you need to do to be prepared to begin your graduate journey.
BEING A GRADUATE STUDENT (Open August 21st)
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.
PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS (Open August 21st)
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!
PRIORITIZING YOUR HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFTEY (Open August 21st)
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.
DIVERSITY ON OUR CAMPUS (Open August 21st)
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.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS (Open August 21st)
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.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS! (Open July 17th)
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.
ACCEPTING THE ORIENTATION CANVAS COURSE
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HOW TO NAVIGATE THE COURSE
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