Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Fall 2017 Graduate Student Orientation


To support your transition to graduate school, we invite you to attend Graduate Orientation Day 2017.

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Alumni Hall

Presented by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), you will:

- Learn about the resources and services available to help you thrive and make the most out of your time here
- Meet other graduate students from across the university
- Hear directly from current students about their experiences and receive their first-hand advice



Lunch will be served.
We look forward to meeting you on September 7!

Other 2017 Graduate Orientation Events:

September 2017 Calendar

International Student Orientation Day on September 4, 2017
The Graduate Student Conference on Teaching on September 6, 2017
SOGS International Student Meet and Greet on September 12, 2017
SOGS Orientation Board Game Night on September 13, 2017
Amazing Race: SOGS Edition on September 14, 2017
SOGS New Student Party on September 14, 2017
SOGS Bonfire Night on September 15, 2017

Fall 2016 Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation is a time for you as a new graduate student to familiarize yourself wth Western and find answers to any questions you might have.  Various Western services are on-hand to jump-start your graduate experience.

The focus of this year's Graduate Orientation is “Thriving”.

All those who were able to attend had the opportunity to access information and materials to help start the next phase of their academic career.

For those who could not attend this year’s event, we are pleased to provide a video series of the presenters, as well as a downloadable copy of the powerpoint presentations.

POWERPOINT Presentation Slides