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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to graduate studies at Texas Tech University!

New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) will be held August 21, 2014, in the Student Union Building (SUB). We have put together a schedule of break-out sessions, one-on-one meetings, information tables, and group tours so you can plan the best orientation experience for you! This year's NGSO offerings are designed to

Please register for NGSO if you haven't already done so at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/events/new-graduate-student-orientation/. You will need your eRaider username and password to complete registration. (If you have any questions about using eRaider, you can get help from IT Services.)

As you can see from the day's schedule below, a lot of useful information and activities will be presented at NGSO to help you get a strong start on your first year of graduate studies. In addition, most of the presentations will be live-streamed and recorded for all Texas Tech graduate students (as noted by an asterisk (*) next to the session title). With your eRaider username and password, you can access these NGSO presentations through TTU's Mediasite with this link: http://ow.ly/zjPkE.

8:00 - 10:00: NGSO Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00: New International Graduate Student Orientation Session

10:00 – 10:25: Welcome Session *

10:25-10:40: Texas Tech Graduate School *

10:40 - 11:20: Texas Tech Basics *

11:30 – 12:00: Graduate Student Wellness *

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch ($7 meal card)

1:00 & 1:30: Breakout Sessions I *

2:00 & 2:30: Breakout Sessions II *

3:00 & 3:30: Breakout Sessions III *

4:00: Door Prize Raffle

In addition to your choices for breakout sessions, other activities are offered during the afternoon so that you can build an orientation schedule that works best for you! Additional activities include an informational table from 7:30 - 3:30 and the following from 1:00 - 4:00:

Informational Fairs

One-on-One Activities

Group Tours

For more information or questions about NGSO, please email the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC). To register, please go to http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/events/new-graduate-student-orientation/. We look forward to seeing you on August 21st!