Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events

New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are pleased to welcome you to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). We hope to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience. Our online orientation is your first introduction to the CSUN campus. It is designed to increase your awareness of academic rules, policies, special events and financial opportunities.  We believe this information will promote your academic success.

Please click on the "Start Prezi" box to view the new Graduate Student Online Orientation.

To view the presentation in power point please click the link below.

CSUN Graduate Student Orientation 2015

After viewing the orientation, please help us by providing your feedback on a six-question survey. Your feedback will help us to improve the online orientation experience.

The survey can be accessed here:


GRE Workshops

The Research and Graduate Studies Office is teaming up with the Princeton Review to provide six free GRE Workshops. Students can register for the free GRE Workshops by clicking the link below:
Please select one date/time you are available to attend one of the workshops. If you need to cancel, please call the Research and Graduate Studies Office at (818) 677-2138.


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop- This Event is Full.

About the workshop:
For many graduate students trying to complete their degrees, theses, dissertations and graduate projects can be a classic stumbling point. If you are experiencing anxiety about a culminating project that involves writing, you are not alone! To help graduate students from getting stuck at the writing stage, the Office of Graduate Studies announces a Saturday workshop. Sessions will include lectures, exercises and social support.


This workshop is for you if you are a Fully Classified, CSUN graduate student trying to select a topic, trying to begin writing, or trying to finish the last chapter. You must agree to receive and provide peer feedback.

The Workshop is October 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library 

Due to limited seats, applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please register via the doodle link below:


Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE)  Saturday, October 24, 2015

Have you thought about pursuing a master's or doctoral degree? Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) is a free event in the fall where students gain valuable information on how to successfully apply to graduate school. Students attend workshops where they gain information about the graduate admissions process, financing their education, test preparation exams, and much more. Admission is free and seating is limited. The AGE Conference is open to CSUN students only.

Please see the link below to view this year's AGE agenda.

AGE 2015 Agenda (.pdf)

AGE 2015 Flyer (.pdf) 


CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium Friday, February 19, 2016

This annual event highlights student research across all academic disciplines. The symposium takes place each February and applications to participate are due the previous December. If you do not present your first year, attend the event to support your fellow students! Cash awards are given to first and second place winners.

Congratulations to all of the winners at this year's event. See the winners link below.

 Symposium Winners (.pdf)