Graduate Student Orientation

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

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.


Fall 2015 Graduate School Orientation:

Domestic Graduate Students only

Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (check in 4:30 - 5 p.m.)
Location: Christopher Center Community Room


Spring 2015 Graduate School Orientation:

Please continue to check your email for more details about orientation. 

NOTE: Students in the MBA program 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