The Graduate School's New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School will host the new Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in the Union Ballrooms. 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 & 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.


The day 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.

*COGS will conduct its own tabling event during the HCB Breezeway Fair in which representatives will hand out promotional items and answer questions about COGS.

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.

Fall 2016 Orientation Video

Fall 2015 Orientation Video

Fall 2014 Orientation Video