The Graduate School's New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School hosted the New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium and the HCB Building. Starting graduate school is often as exciting and unnerving as arriving to campus as a freshmen. Many times students are in a new environment and know very little about the university outside their program. Florida State University welcomes new graduate students with a full day orientation to introduce them to the multitude of campus resources with a panel discussion, a campus and community resource fair, tours of campus & the libraries, as well as scheduled times to speak with Financial Aid, the Registrar, and other pertinent student offices. Check out a video of the events during New Student Graduate Orientation below.

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This event began in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium with a general orientation session led by Dean Mark Riley and followed by a panel discussion on topics of interest to new graduate students in the Classroom Building(HCB). Information sessions were scheduled in HCB on the following subjects: “Nuts & Bolts of FSU Student Systems: Waivers, Finances, Taxes, and Subsidies” and “Funding Your Graduate Education.” There was an Informational Fair in the HCB Breezeway representing campus and community organizations. We also offered a Help Desk for problem solving and tours of the FSU Main Campus, Strozier Library and the Dirac STEM Library. 

Directions and Parking

On the day of orientation students can park in a student spot (marked with white lines) without a parking permit. However, each student is encouraged to order his/her parking permit ahead of time. Please visit FSU Transportation Services website for more information on this.

FSU Card Center

Each student needs his/her driver's license or other government issued ID (ex. passport or military id) to obtain an FSUCard. The FSUCard Center is located in the lower level of the Woodward parking garage off of Woodward Avenue next to the FSU Bookstore.

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