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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Baylor! We are pleased to welcome all our incoming graduate students. New Graduate Student Orientation for new graduate students will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Activate Your BearID

Activate your Bear ID (First Name_Last Name) to confirm attendance for this upcoming fall. You will need to have activated your Bear ID in order to register for orientation. Remember that your Bear ID is different from your Student ID Number.

Register for New Graduate Student Orientation

The orientation will be from 8:15am to 2:30pm. Please plan to attend. Click here to see the current schedule.

Complete Incoming Student Survey

After registering, please take a moment to fill out our brief Incoming Student Survey.

About Orientation

The new 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 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.

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 Graduate Student Handbook is now available. This handbook provides 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.


If you have any questions about Orientation, please email Alanna Martinez.