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General Orientation Information

  • Am I required to attend orientation?
    • Graduate Orientation is optional but highly encourage. 
  • What is Orientation?
    • Orientation is a way for the Graduate students to get to know the campus prior to the first day of classes. 
  • Who can attend Orientation?
    • Any graduate student that has been accepted to the University for the Fall 2015 semester and any guests that the student wishes to invited.
  • When is Orientation?
    • For those that have been accepted for the Fall 2015 semester your orientation is August 18, 2015.
  • What do I need to do before I come to orientation?
    • You will need to register for orientation.
  • What do I need to bring?
    • Bacterial Meningitis vaccination record (Required in order to register for classes)
    • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • A sweater, as some of the meeting rooms may be cool
  • Where will I stay during Orientation?
    • Graduate Orientation is a one-day program; therefore it will be up to the student and/or their guests as to if you stay in Denton for the evening. Denton has many hotels throughout the town that would be more than happy to accommodate you and/or your guests.
  • How will I know that I am registered for orientation?
    • Once you register online you will receive a confirmation email to your TWU email account.
  • Can I change the number of guests I am bringing after registering?
    • We can accommodate guest changes at any time, but you will be responsible to pay for the number of guests you bring with you that morning during check-in.

Orientation Program Information

  • What time does the Orientation Program begin?
    • Orientation check-in begins at 1:00pm and the program will begin at 2:00pm in Hubbard Hall.
  • What time does the Orientation program end?
    • Orientation ends around 6:30pm.
  • Do I have to see an advisor?
    • Graduate advisors will not be on hand to answer any specific questions.  If you have a questions about your specific courses you will need to contact your graduate advisor on your own.  However if you are trying to register for classes and you have a "Student Orientation" hold on your account pleas please contact the Center for Student Development at 940-898-3626 or email orientation@twu.edu
  • Where do I park?
    • You may park in the parking lot behind the Library (#35 on map). This parking lot has curbs painted black. For a map of campus please click here. You must display the Orientation Parking Pass on your dashboard. You will receive this pass via email  prior to your orientation date.
  • Can I stay overnight?
    • Graduate Orientation is a one-day program; therefore it will be up to the student and/or their guests as to if you stay in Denton for the evening. Denton has many hotels throughout the town that would be more than happy to accommodate you and/or your guests.

Orientation Payment Information

  • What is the fee to attend Orientation?
    • Graduate Student Orientation fee is $30
    • Parent/Guest fee is $20 per guest
  • What does this fee include?
    • The fee includes but is not limited to dinner, parking, program materials, and other supplies.
  • How do I pay the Orientation fee?
    • Graduate Students and guest need to pay their fee at the time they register for Orientation or when they arrive at Orientation check-in. 
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • All cancellations must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the date of orientation to the Center for Student Development in order to receive a refund totaling the amount you paid less a $10.00 administration charge.  Any requests received within two weeks of the date of Orientation or after the Orientation program has begun will not receive a refund.  Please note that if you wish to simply change your date, email TWU Orientation at orientation@twu.edu

page last updated 5/18/2015 5:31 PM