The Graduate School's New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building. Orientation Registration will open July 1, 2015. Please contact Dr. Judy Devine at 644-3501 or  if you have any questions. Your academic department may also provide a departmental orientation. Check with your departmental representative for more information.

Overview: The day’s events will include a general orientation session led by Dean Nancy Marcus, a faculty and graduate student panel discussion, lunch provided by Aramark, concurrent sessions on topics of interest for new graduate students, an Informational Fair with tables from campus/community offices and organizations, and a Help Desk for problem solving.  Tours of the FSU Campus and Scholars Commons in Strozier Library will be offered in the afternoon. Details about New Graduate Student Orientation will be posted soon. Registration for all of the Orientation activities will open in July.






The Congress of Graduate Students  will welcome graduate students to Florida State University and showed them around town. Topics included:
- How to navigate Tallahassee
- The academic and social activities for graduate students at Florida State
- The work of COGS
- The history of Tallahassee and Florida State.
Tour stops include an up-close and personal view of where to learn, work, play, and stay when in Tallahassee.
A picnic will follow the tour and provide a great opportunity to meet new and returning graduate students.

Questions about the COGS Tour & Picnic should be directed to



Locations for all sessions are TBA.

On the day of orientation students will be able to park in a student spot (marked with white lines) without a parking permit. However, you are encouraged to order your parking permit ahead of time. Please visit FSU Transportation Service’s website to order your parking permit online.



You will need your driver's license or other government issued ID (ex. passport or military id) to obtain your FSUCard. The FSUCard Center is located in the lower level of the Woodward parking garage off of Woodward Avenue next to the FSU Bookstore.