New Graduate Student Orientation

We host New Graduate Student Orientation at the beginning of every semester to welcome new graduate and professional students to the Aggie Family! It gives us a chance to introduce our office to you and to introduce you to our campus.

For the upcoming spring 2021 semester, we are conducting NGSO virtually. While we’re sad we can’t meet you in person, we have created New Graduate Student Orientation modules to share with you important information about the services our office provides, as well as University policies, processes and resources that are pertinent to the graduate community. The modules will be available the week of January 4th, via the Texas A&M University eCampus platform (best accessed through a laptop or computer).

Welcome to Texas A&M | Provost Fierke 

Take a 20 Minute Virtual Walking Tour

Virtual New Graduate Student Agenda

Welcome from Dr. Butler-Purry, Associate Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies  

Module 1: Welcome to your Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation  

  • Virtual Orientation Introduction Video  
  • Virtual Orientation Activities  
  • Virtual Orientation Completion Prizes 
  • Getting Help  
  • Virtual Orientation Expectations 

Module 2: Academics  

  • Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M University 
  • The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies: Who we are and how we can help! 
  • Academic Integrity in Graduate School 

Module 3: Graduate Student Health and Safety  

  • Community of Respect  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services 
  • Staying Healthy in Graduate School 
  • Campus Safety and Security  

Module 4: Financial Matters  

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid  
  • Student Business Services  

Module 5: Opportunities to Get Involved 

  • G.R.A.D. Aggies  
  • Graduate and Professional Student Government 

Questions? Click to view the FAQ page.


Some departments and colleges have a separate orientation for their new graduate students. For information on departmental or college orientations that provide details for specific graduate programs or majors, check with your graduate advisor or other department staff.

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