As you prepare to make the transition to your graduate career, we at the Graduate School wanted to send you a few reminders that we hope will help. Please reach out to our office if you have questions or concerns at email@example.com.
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New Graduate Student orientation, along with all Grad Welcome Week activities, is a highlight of our year. It is an important step to help incoming students learn about Oregon State and what to expect as you continue your academic journey with us. While we are sorry we can’t meet you all in person this time, please join us online for orientation on Sept 13 and for other Grad Welcome Week events. Get the full description and agendas on the Grad Welcome Week website.
Oregon State University continues the essential activities of teaching and research while engaging in global and local efforts to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.
We are planning for the fall term to be primarily on-site. You should expect to take classes in person. And if you are a graduate assistant, plan on teaching or performing your lab or fieldwork in person. (Although any in-person activity plans may need to change depending on the nature of the virus and other health authority guidance or requirements.)
Please familiarize yourself and follow OSU's vaccine requirement and face coverings policy.
As a graduate student, you are required to take the Voices for Change: Consent and Creating Inclusive Communities trainings. You will receive an email invitation with links to the trainings. Visit the SHS required online programs webpage for more information.
Health insurance and other services
All graduate assistants are required to have some form of health insurance, and international students are required to have OSU insurance. Learn more about insurance:
Registration for classes opens. Talk to your program about which classes to take and when to register. Registration stays open even after the term starts in case you are waiting for official transcripts. You'll need an ONID account to register. Visit the Registrar's website to learn how to register.
A week before school starts is Grad Welcome Week, a series of activities to get your graduate experience started off right. You will receive an invitation in the summer to attend. Grad Welcome Week includes orientation, library day and GTA training. Your program might also have orientation events around this time.