Orientation

Graduate Programs

Graduate students are required to complete Graduate orientation.  Below you will find details on how to prepare for your first semester as a graduate student at Woodbury University.

Note: an orientation fee will be included on your student account.

Here's what you need to know

Part I: Online Orientation

  • Students will receive a registration link from their Admissions Counselor after submitting their deposit. By following this registration link, students are signing up to receive the Graduate Orientation link.  We expect to be emailing the Graduate Orientation link and directions (based off who signed up) in Mid-May.
  • Once students receive the Graduate Orientation link and directions, they will complete an online module that will take approximately 45 minutes.
  • It is important that students complete the Graduate Orientation module as soon as possible. They will not be registered for classes until they have done so.
  • Students will receive their Fall 2021 schedules within two weeks of completing the Graduate Orientation.

Part II: Virtual Kick-Off Meeting

  • Each school (School of Business for MBA students and School of Architecture for Architecture students) will host a virtual kick-off meeting in August.
  • These meetings will be approximately 1-hour in length on a Saturday.
  • Students will hear from their program chair and/or faculty, learn about their classes, and understand what to expect during their first semester.
  • Details on these meetings will be provided in the Graduate Orientation.

In addition to graduate orientation, all international students are required to attend international student orientation. International students will learn about the required legal and institutional responsibilities to maintain their status. Attendance is mandatory in order to remain in good standing with United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS).

Please note that in response to evolving events surrounding the coronavirus, our previously scheduled in-person placement exams, SOARs (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), and Graduate Orientation will instead be held online. This is a precautionary measure we are taking to ensure the safety of our community; to date, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Woodbury.  You will receive additional details in the coming weeks from your admissions counselor.

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