Graduate Student Resource Center

College of Graduate Studies Orientation

orientation for Graduate Students

The College of Graduate Studies Welcomes New Doctoral and Master's Students

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Master's and Doctoral programs differ in many ways from your undergraduate experience. Learn what it takes to be successful by understanding graduate academic programs, advising, grading policies, and much more.

Graduate Student Orientation is sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies at no cost to students. Students will have access to a virtual orientation that is available to complete on their own time once available in mid-August through Blackboard.

There is an in-person New Graduate Student Welcome Reception hosted on Thursday, August 24 from 4-6pm in the Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor). Check your email for an invitation and contact Kyle Reynolds at if you wish to attend but don't see an invititation in your inbox.

Watch your CSU Viking email for details.

How to access your Vikes email using your CSU Engage 365 (Office 365) account:  VIsit  or