Graduate Studies

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Graduate Student Orientation

New Incoming 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. The Orientations are designed to increase your awareness of the University, campus departments, special events, financial opportunities, and academic policies. We believe this information will promote your academic success at CSUN.

Listed below are the two orientation formats that we provide for incoming graduate students.

Slideshow Orientation

If you are new to CSUN, we encourage you to utilize our Slideshow Orientation. It will provide you with useful information that will assist you in being successful in your first year at CSUN. The orientation will be sent to all incoming graduate students as a five-part series starting on Friday, July 5th.

Please see below this year's orientation schedule:

  • Friday, July 5th
    Part 1 Welcome
  • Friday, July 12th
    Part 2 How to Achieve Academic Success & Graduate Student Essentials
  • Friday, July 19th
    Part 3 Graduate Student Events
    Part 4 Funding Opportunities & Frequently Used Campus Departments
  • Friday, July 26th
    Part 5 Campus Resources

Finally, we encourage you to complete a brief survey; your response will help us improve the orientation experience for future students.

New Graduate Student Orientation (In-Person Event Details)

The New Graduate Student Orientation serves as an overview of the campus and the many resources we offer. As a part of your introduction to the University, we have invited campus representatives, including all college Dean's, to welcome you and discuss ways you may benefit from their services.

Event details are listed below:

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Location: TBD
  • The 2024 RSVP form will be available in the summer.

All incoming graduate students will receive an email notification in August to RSVP for the event.