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2019 Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 10am -12:15pm new students | 1pm - 2:15pm new and returning grad assistants | 1:30 - 2:15pm new and returning students with questions
Check the schedule for sessions that apply to you.

NEW - Online Graduate Orientation - GEAR1
Designed for graduate students on the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Rochester campuses, GEAR1 (Graduate EducAtion Resources for the 1st Year) contains a wealth of resources and advice to help you succeed. The modules are arranged so that you can return to them throughout your graduate career 
Note:  This online orientation resource is not intended to replace the in-person Graduate Student Orientation described above.

What steps do I need to take to graduate?

In addition to your program's requirements, the following administrative steps may be required to get your degree. Check with your program office.

Have you...

Here is more information about degree completion steps.


GRAD Talks

Fall 2019

  • TBA - Contact us if you would like to present your research!

UMD Graduate Students in the News

One-of-a-kind structure extracted from Lake Superior - Duluth News Tribune article, July 16, 2019

UMD's Labovitz MBA Program ranked #2 in Minnesota

On-campus Resources for Graduate Students

UMD Writers' Workshop

The UMD Writers' Workshop is open to all UMD students, faculty, and staff who would like help improving their writing.

Resources for Non-native Speakers of English

The Academic Writing and Learning Center is pleased to announce study groups for all members of the UMD community who are non-native speakers of English. 

Study Groups meet in KAML 213, behind the Writers' Workshop. These study groups are free and not for credit. Participants will practice a variety of skills in a relaxed setting and become more proficient at English overall.

For any questions and to make a reservation (not required), please contact Mia O'Brien at or 726-7883.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center offers a number of different resources and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Health Services

Health Services are available right here on campus to support the physical and mental well-being of UMD students.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources promotes access on campus and coordinates academic accommodations with students who have disabilities.

Resources from The Graduate School

Graduate School News

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