To increase your chance of successful graduate study, The Graduate School conducts a special orientation for new graduate students. Mark your calendar for
The MANDATORY New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, August 25, 2014
in the Christopher Center Community Room
from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
(Summer I Orientation will be on Monday, May 19
and Summer II Orientation will be on Monday, June 30.
Please contact the Grad office for further details. 219.464.5313)
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.). Included is a dinner where you will have the opportunity to meet and greet faculty and other students in your program.
IMPORTANT: All new graduate students including those who have completed undergraduate study at VU must attend this orientation.
Please confirm your attendance with The Graduate School & Continuing Education Office by Friday, August 22, 2014 at 219.464.5313, or by clicking here.
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 Cindy.Scanlan@valpo.edu.
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.
|Fall 2014 Graduate Student Orientation Itinerary|
|Date||Monday, August 25, 2014
|Time||5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (4:30 Check-in)|
|Location||Community Room of the Christopher Center Library|
|Confirm by||Friday August 22, 2014
| To Be Completed Before Orientation
Obtain your Student Photo ID:
For students who do not currently have a VU student ID, pictures will be taken for student ID cards at the One Card Office. For times of operation, please contact the One Card Office at 219.464.5131 or visit www.valpo.edu/it/onecard. You will receive your ID card after a short wait or at orientation. You MUST be registered for courses in order to obtain your student ID.
Obtain your Parking Stickers:
Parking stickers may be obtained at the VU Police Department anytime during the first week of classes. They are open 24 hours a day for your convenience. You will be required to have your vehicle registration with you, and the cost of the sticker will be $110 for the 2012-2013 (Note: 2013-2014 price may increase) year. For additional information, please visit http://www.valpo.edu/vupd/.
|Itinerary of Sessions||
The following three sessions are each an hour long and will be done on a rotating basis based on academic programs. The program (first session) will start at 5 pm.
Welcome and VU Policies and Services
During this session, you are provided with hands-on experience regarding the learning and information resources available through the library, particularly those relevant to graduate study. In addition, using your VU username and password (provided at the session), you will log onto the computer network system and briefly learn about how to access software such as Word and Excel, to use your email account, access the web and to use DataVU and Course VU.