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 utilize the online Graduate Student Orientation resources 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

Summer and Fall 2018 Orientations

Graduate Student Orientation resources for students entering in sumer and fall 2018 will be available online in May. These resources will cover what to expect as a graduate student at UT Dallas, an overview of the code of student conduct, academic integrity policies, campus services, and ways to get involved on campus as a new graduate student.

Spring 2018 TA School Based Session

School Date Time Room
ECS Jan. 12 3-4 p.m. ECSS 2.201
JSOM Jan. 5 4-5 p.m. JSOM 2.117
NSMT by Department
CHEM No new students
GEO Jan. 7 11 a.m. ROC 2.103
MATH Jan. 4 9-10:30 a.m. TBD
PHYS Jan. 4 2-3 p.m. PHY 1.606
SME No new students

Class Registration

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. Internationl Student Orientation for students entering in summer 2018 will be held on Wednesday, May 16 and Monday, May 21, 2018. You can find out more about Interational Graduate Orientation here.

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 Addition (SSA) 14.431
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

Brianna Nichols
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.