New Graduate Student Orientation Day



August 9, 2017

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Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are looking forward to getting to know you! This university-wide orientation offers new graduate students valuable preparatory information in the form of workshops, discussion forums, and a resource fair. Students often arrive with a host of questions about policies, finances, health insurance, and other on/off campus services. Our goal is to deliver information, promote a sense of community and ease the anxiety that can accompany the transition into a new environment and culture.

We encourage all new students to attend this event in addition to any program specific orientation your college and department may hold.

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Welcome Sign downtown

What are Grad Groups?

The Grad Groups program is an extension of our University-wide new graduate student orientation. The Office of Graduate Programs, along with campus partners, help new graduate students acclimate to the Georgia State University campus community. This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to become familiar with campus resources, network, address questions that arise the first year and articulate strategies for success. This program helps build the foundation for a successful graduate student experience.

Group Size: Grad Groups participants are organized into groups of roughly 15 students from a diverse set of degree programs, academic interests, and cultural backgrounds. Each group is led by a veteran graduate student. This allows participants to tap into their Group Leader’s valuable experience and leverage that for their own success.

Group Meetings: The program runs during the Fall 2017 term from August to December. Two small group meetings per month. Meetings will be no more than 1 hour in duration. During meetings, representatives from various campus departments will give brief presentations to each group.  Topics will include: how to maximize the advisor/advisee relationship; career development; stress and time management; maintaining work/life balance; and others.

 If you are interested in joining a Fall group complete the interest form to be notified when registration opens.

Interest Form 

Do you have a Graduate Assistantship (GA)?

Click Here to Download the Graduate Assistant New Hire Packet 2017


Visit the page below for additional resources.

Resources for Graduate Students

Georgia State University would like to thank the following 2016 sponsors for their support:

Sponsors 2016


Directions and parking for August 10th

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Student Center, 55 Gilmer St. SE and M-Deck Visitor Parking: Get driving, biking, walking, or public transportation directions here.


M Deck entrance is located at 33 Auditorium Place. It is available to GSU students, faculty, staff and visitors. Disability parking is available. Visitor parking fee is $7.00 and payable by cash, debit, or credit card. MARTA Take East/West rapid-rail line to the Georgia State Station. Exit station onto Piedmont Avenue. Walk right two blocks to Gilmer Street (you will cross over Decatur Street). Cross Piedmont and enter the Student Center at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer.


Click here to download a GSU campus map.

Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students with questions may either contact their New Student Advisor, appropriate Graduate Director or the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs.

Office/Delivery Address

Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs 100 Auburn Ave, Suite 308 Centennial Hall Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address

Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs P.O. Box 3999 Atlanta, GA 30303-3999

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