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To assist you in making the most of your experience at UIS, we are inviting you to participate in an Orientation Program for new graduate students. While orientation is not required of new graduate student at UIS, your participation in orientation will certainly provide you with a great deal of information about available services on campus and will make your transition to the UIS campus much easier.

Graduate study is more than a simple continuation of your baccalaureate work. Your graduate education at UIS will likely involve more collaboration with faculty and with your fellow students than you experienced as an undergraduate. You will probably be asked to take a more active role in your classes, for example, by taking responsibility for class presentations. And, of course, our expectation is that upon completion of the degree you will have achieved advanced knowledge in your chosen field.

To help you get off to a good start, we invite you to an orientation program for new graduate students onĀ  January 17, 2014 in the Public Affairs Center in the Public Affairs Restaurant on the lower level. The program will formally begin at 5:00 p.m. Use this time as a networking opportunity, to become knowledgeable of the campus service locations and with fellow classmates.

Please note that on December 5, 2013, services will be available to give and collect information but the formal Graduate Orientation will take place on January 17, 2014.


Friday, January 17, 2014 -Registration here