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New Graduate Student Orientations

Binghamton University offers four orientations to help you familiarize yourself with the campus, successfully transition into graduate school, learn about important resources, and meet your professors and colleagues.


Strongly recommended for all new fall students

The Graduate School would like to welcome you to the University on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at the following orientation events:

From 8:30 - 10:30 am, new graduate students will attend a session on Strategies for Success in Graduate Programs.  This session will examine the pathways for success in Graduate School and University-wide resources that are available to enrich your academic experience at Binghamton University and ensure the timely completion of your graduate degree. Additional time will be devoted to issues relating to academic integrity, confidential problem solving, and managing your enrollment on campus.

At 3:45 pm, new graduate students are also encouraged to attend the Libraries' Scholarly Resources Session. This session is a program designed to familiarize graduate students with their specific subject librarian and relevant scholarly resources. The Libraries' Scholarly Resources Session will be held in Bartle Library's North Reading Room. View the flyer here.


Strongly recommended for all new fall and spring students

Most academic programs/departments offer an orientation session for new graduate students in their program. Dates, times and places will vary for fall and spring semesters. You will receive an e-mail from your academic department with details.

View academic department orientation schedule


Required fall semester for all new TAs

View new TA orientation schedule

Also, please read the following books, available at the University Bookstore, online from, or in the University Library:

  • Teaching Your First College Class: A Practical Guide for New Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (Lieberg, Carolyn S., 2008)
  • Developing Quality Dissertations: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Achieving Excellence (Lovitts, B.E., Wert E.L., 2009) (Note: There are several versions – Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities, depending upon your area of study)


Required for all new fall and spring international students

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) hosts a required orientation the week prior to the start of classes. ISSS will contact you via e-mail with dates, times and complete details. You can also visit their website.

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Last Updated: 5/13/15