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Graduate Studies Orientation

2024 Graduate Studies Orientation

August 21, 2024 | 4-8pm

RSVP for the 2024 Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer

  • Campus Tours | 4:00pm | Forum Plaza
  • University Resources Fair | 5:00pm | Forum Plaza
  • Graduate Studies Welcome Convocation | 6:00pm | Forum Plaza
  • Graduate Program Breakout Sessions | 7:00pm | Various Classrooms

Join us for the Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer, a welcoming event tailored to introduce newly admitted graduate students to their academic program, campus resources, faculty, and peers. Scheduled the week before the Fall semester begins, this event features campus tours, a resource fair, graduate welcome convocation program, and graduate program breakout sessions.

*Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact Graduate Studies at regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.*


On August 23rd, CSUSM welcomed new students to the Fall 2023 semester at the 17th Annual Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer!


Incoming graduate students with Dean De Leone

Campus Tour

Attendees particpated in Campus Tours given by our wonderful Student Ambassadors from our Office of Recruitment and Outreach.

Resource Fair

Campus departments and offices made themselves available at the Resource Fair to share how they support student success.


The Convocation Program was hosted by our Executive Board members of the Graduate Representatives Council and featured speakers such as Vice Provost Mary Oling-Sisay and Graduate Dean Charles De Leone.

A special highlight of the program came from our two alumni speakers who shared their journey as graduate students and gave tips for success. Thank you Beatriz Ortiz (M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2021) and Stephanie Williams (M.A. History, Class of 2021) for your time and dedication to CSUSM!

Alumni Speakers