Graduate Student Orientation

photo of a student group at orientation

Welcome to UT Dallas

Congratulations on pursuing your graduate studies at UT Dallas. To help you get off to a good, strong start, New Student Programs and the Office of Graduate Studies will provide you with information to help answer any questions you have about the University.

Because you have attended one or more colleges or universities before, you may have noticed that each institution has policies, procedures, and services that are unique. Therefore, we encourage you to attend Graduate Student Orientation to learn more about UT Dallas.

Additional information is available through the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog, Class Schedule and the Office of Graduate Studies website.

Graduate Student Orientation

Spring 2017 Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation for students entering in spring 2017 will be held in January. Registration is free, and you may sign up online.

Orientation will cover what to expect as a graduate student at UT Dallas, an overview of the code of student conduct, academic integrity policies, and campus services. In addition, you will also have the chance to meet current a graduate student who can answer questions and provide resources for you to get involved on campus. You must have a valid UT Dallas parking permit or must obtain a visitor parking pass at the Visitor Center and University Bookstore (VCB) or use a Pay-By-Space lot to park on UT Dallas property. View the campus map »

Orientation for graduate students is free. To register for classes, please schedule a meeting with your academic advisor as soon as possible. You can find your degree's advisor contact information at

International Graduate Students

International Student Orientation is mandatory for F and J visa holding international students enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time or students changing their status to F-1.

Please Note: F and J status students will NOT be able to register for classes prior to attending an International Student Orientation.

Contact Us

New Student Programs
Student Services Building (SSB) 3.600
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
972-883-6171 (office)
972-883-6183 (fax)
[email protected]

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Dan Long
Director for New Student Programs

Alex Ewing
Program Coordinator for New Student Programs

Annie Cassin
Program Coordinator for New Student Programs

Campus Emergencies

For emergencies, contact the UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2222.

Disability Services

For persons with disabilities, please call 972-883-6171 or visit the Student AccessAbility website for more information. TX Relay: 1-800-RELAYTX.