Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

The Graduate School invites you to attend Graduate and Professional Student Orientation.

Date: Friday, August 19th
Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room #220


The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, will be hosting the annual Graduate and Professional Student Orientation.  This event will provide an overview of university services, procedures, and resources as they relate to graduate students, as well as an opportunity to meet students from other UH programs. 

Please note: this orientation is not mandatory, and is separate from college/departmental sessions. 

Graduate and Professional Student Orientation Agenda

Download a copy of the agenda here.

Departmental Fair

Location: Student Center (SC) South, Ballroom 210 East and West

8:00 am- 9:30 am 

Visit the departmental fair and resource tables to network and learn what resources and services will be available to you as a new graduate and professional student.

Orientation Session

Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room # 220

8:00 am

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am

Opening Session

  • Dr. Paula Myrick Short, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Dr. Dmitri Litvinov, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School

9:45 am

Welcome to the City of Houston

  • Culture: Museums, Theatres, and Nightlife
  • Shopping Throughout Houston
  • A Taste of the World: Restaurats and Dining

10:00 am

Making the Most of Your Cougar Experience

  • Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

10:15 am

Graduate Academic Policies and Responsibilities

  • Graduate School 

10:30 am

Coogs Get Consent

  • Dr. Richard Baker, Asst VC/CP, Equal Opportunity

11:00 am

Overview of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

11:15 am

Overview of UH Library Support Services

  • Services for Graduate Students
  • Research Services (Electronic Theses and Dissertation)
  • Technology Training Sessions

11:30 am

Overview of Research & Writing Support Services

  • UH Writing Center

11:45 am

Overview of University Career Services

  • Career Counseling
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Vocational Assessments

12:00 pm

Overview of University Information Technology

  • UH Cougarnet Account
  • UH Blackboard
  • Computing (Software and Training)

12:15 pm

Conclusion of Orientation

12:30 pm

Lunch (Grab & Go), Location: Student Center (SC) South, Ballroom 210 East and West

12:30 pm

TA Training (Optional), Location: Student Center (SC) Theatre

Click here for a map of the parking area.