Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation FAQs 

 

How/where do I access my virtual New Graduate Student Orientation? 

Log into eCampus using your NetID and password (be sure you have activated your NetID). The New Graduate Student Orientation is listed under “My Organizations” in eCampus (below where your courses are listed). Click the title “New Graduate Student Orientation” to begin your virtual orientation. eCampus can be accessed via the Howdy Portal or by going to https://ecampus.tamu.edu/


When do I need to have the virtual New Graduate Student Orientation completed? 

You must complete all 5 modules in eCampus by January 19, 2021, to be entered into the drawing for prizes. 


Am I required to complete the virtual New Graduate Student Orientation? 

You are not required to complete the virtual orientation, but it is highly recommended. The orientation will give you an introduction to important information and resources available to you as an Aggie Graduate Student. 


How long will I be able to access the virtual New Graduate Student Orientation? 

Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation will be available through the end of the spring semester. However, you must complete all 5 modules in eCampus by Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to be entered into the drawing for prizes.  


What does virtual New Graduate Student Orientation entail? 

Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation consists of 5 modules that must be completed in order.  

  • Module 1: Welcome to your Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation 
  • Module 2: Academics 
  • Module 3: Graduate Student Health and Safety
  • Module 4: Financial Matters 
  • Module 5: Opportunities to Get Involved 

Who do I contact with questions about the content or presentations within the virtual orientation?  

The New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation is facilitated by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. You can contact them regarding any questions about the content of your orientation or for requests for additional information pertaining to any of the topics in your orientation. The fastest way to get a response is by emailing ogaps-grad-recruit@tamu.edu  


Why can’t I see all the modules in my virtual New Graduate Student Orientation? 

This orientation consists of 5 modules, but you must complete all sections within a module before the next module will appear in the "Home" page. Subsequent modules will only become available after the preceding module has been completed. 


Why am I having trouble advancing to the next module or to the next section within a module? 

In each module you must watch the video and then complete the quiz with a score of 100% before the next section and/or module will become available.  

If you score less than 100% on a quiz you will need to review the video and then retake the quiz. This review process will need to be repeated until you are able to answer all questions correctly on the quiz. 


What happens if I start a module and don’t finish? Can I close out of the module and come back to it? 

Yes, it will pick up at the start of the section you were viewing when you closed the module. At the end of each section there is a quiz to check your understanding of that section. Once you complete a quiz with a score of 100%, you will not be required to retake that quiz/review that section of the module again, even if you close out of eCampus. 


Why am I having trouble viewing the videos? 

Close out of eCampus and clear your web browser’s cache and cookies. Once the cache and cookies have been cleared, open a new window and log back in to eCampus. You should now be able to view the videos. 

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