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Graduate Student Orientation (GSO)

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Ohio University has developed the following orientation sessions to assist you with your transition as a graduate student. Find more information about the following below:

REQUIRED

RECOMMENDED     


REQUIRED EVENTS

Online Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) Module

The Graduate College has developed an online orientation for all graduate students. Once available complete this orientation anytime, anywhere!

  • Those admitted for enrollment in Fall 2021 - Materials will be available on July 30, 2021.
  • Those admitted for enrollment in Spring 2022 - Materials will be available on December 1, 2021.
  • Those admitted for enrollment in Summer 2022  -  Materials will be available March 15, 2022.

International Student Orientation (ISO)

REQUIRED

All new international graduate students must register for International Student Orientation.

College/Department/Program Orientation

REQUIRED

Be sure to check with your academic program regarding any additional orientation activities/events.

New Hire Paperwork for those hired as a GA, GRS, RA, or TA

REQUIRED

All NEW graduate students holding a graduate appointment will need to complete employment paperwork. Refer to your appointment letter for instructions on how to complete all necessary paperwork with University Human Resources.

RECOMMENDED EVENTS

In-person Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) - Fall 2021

RECOMMENDED

The Graduate College hosts an in-person orientation for all Athens-based students before classes begin in August. Come meet continuing graduate students, learn about the Ohio University and Athens communities, and meet other incoming graduate students.

These sessions are scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021, in the Baker University Center Ballroom at the following times:

  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT for graduate students in the
    College of Arts and Sciences,
    Graduate College, and
    Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service 
  • 11 AM – 1 PM EDT for graduate students in the
    Center for International Studies,
    College of Fine Arts,
    Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and
    Scripps College of Communication 
  • 1:30 – 3:30 PM EDT for graduate students in the
    College of Health Sciences and Professions,
    College of Business, and
    Patton College of Education 

See your email to RSVP.

In-person Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO) - Fall 2021

RECOMMENDED

The Graduate College hosts an in-person orientation for all new graduate students with a TA assignment. Join us for critical information regarding this important role. The TAO will outline TA expectations, describe FERPA rules, explain a TA’s role in duty to report, and offer insights into the OHIO undergraduates (students TAs may be teaching).  

The TAO is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2020, from 4 PM – 6 PM EDT in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

See your email to RSVP.

Commonly Asked Questions

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When will I register for classes? 

 

Your academic department/program may have its own orientation. To register for your first semester, consult with your advisor or program director. After consulting with your academic program about which courses to take, find instructions on how to register at the University Registrar website.
I am interested in a graduate appointment. Where can I find more information?