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Graduate Studies Orientation

This is a FREE virtual orientation for new/incoming graduate students at CSUSM. You must register to receive information for the orientation sessions. This orientation and all sessions are optional, unless otherwise stated by your graduate program. Some programs may host a separate orientation; please check with your Graduate Coordinator.

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Registration will close Monday, August 16, 2021. Please plan accordingly.

2021 Graduate Studies Orientation

The following schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for any updates

Day One | Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Meet and Greet with Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (LIVE)
Informal chat session with Interim Dean, Dr. Charles "Chuck" De Leone.

Mixer hosted by Graduate Representatives Council (LIVE)
The Graduate Representative Council (GRC), a graduate student organization, invites new and current grad students to come mingle.

Day Two | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Campus Tour Videos  - New!
Join this session to choose your tour adventure via six videos. 

Virtual Resource Fair (LIVE option)
Explore and learn about campus resources including thesis services, financial aid,  research support, and more.

Breakout Session (LIVE)
Interactive breakout sessions with your program cohort.


For more information contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at


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