Graduate Student Orientation

To increase your chance of successful graduate study, The Graduate School conducts a special orientation for new graduate students.

This orientation includes distribution of relevant University and Graduate School publications and will help you make a smooth transition to graduate study by ensuring that you have all the necessary tools (student ID, library access, computer account, email, application for candidacy, etc.). 

All new graduate students including those who have completed undergraduate study at VU must attend this orientation.


Summer 2015 Graduate School Orientation

BOTH Domestic & International Graduate Students
Date: Monday, May 18
Time: 2:30-5:30 PM (2pm check-in)
Location: Christopher Center (Library) Community Room

ONLY International Graduate Students
Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 3:30-6:30 PM (3 pm check-in)
Location: Harre Union Ballrooms

Fall 2015 Graduate School Orientation

More information will be forthcoming



Please check your email for more details about orientation. 



You are required to attend BOTH the Graduate School Orientation AND the Office of International Programs Graduate Student Orientation 

International Student Graduate Orientation sponsored by the Office of International Programs:

Please visit the Office of International Programs web page for more information


NOTE: Students in the MBA & MEM programs DO NOT need to attend this Orientation.  If you have any questions, please contact the MBA Office at (219) 465-7952 or

For more information about resources to help you with your transition to VU, please check out the following website: Graduate School Student Resources. For a listing of housing options in Valparaiso, click here to view our housing listing.


Have any questions?
Contact Nadea Khorbotly, Assistant Director of Student Services by email at or by phone at 219.464.5313