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Student Orientation

Welcome to Baylor! We are pleased to welcome all our incoming graduate students. An orientation is planned for all new graduate students on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The orientation will be from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center and Moody Library. Please plan to attend. Click here to see the current schedule.

The graduate student orientation is a joint effort by the Baylor University Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) designed to get you off to a good start in your new graduate school experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies (254) 710-4487.

New students will receive information regarding the Orientation with their acceptance letter, and further information will be sent to your Baylor e-mail account.

Activate your Bear ID to Confirm Attendance for this upcoming fall. You will need to have activated your Bear ID (First Name_Last Name) in order to register for orientation. Remember that your Bear ID is different from your Student ID Number. Note the "Register Here" link below. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to activate your ID by following this link: Activate Bear ID

We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

Other Resources

Graduate Student Handbook

In a joint initiative between the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association, the first edition of the Graduate Student Handbook is now available. This handbook provides much valuable information about navigating Baylor, living in Waco, and Graduate Student Life generally. Download your copy of the Graduate Student Handbook

A Sneak Peek

Graduate students in Baylor’s Theatre Arts Department wrote iGrad as a humorous portrayal of the very real dilemmas and anxieties of new graduate students. Using improvisational techniques, this 40 minute theatrical production is based on research conducted by the actors and writers exploring real experiences reported by Baylor graduate students. iGrad recognizes the diverse issues and concerns of students coming from many different life stages and experiences. iGrad is great fun and has become an integral part of our New Graduate Student Orientation.

Click here for a taste of iGrad on YouTube.