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General Orientation Information

  • Am I required to attend Orientation?
    • Graduate Orientation is optional but highly encouraged to attend. 
  • What is Orientation?
    • Orientation is a way for 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 2016 semester and any guests that the student wishes to invite.
  • When is Orientation?
    • For those that have been accepted for the Fall 2016 semester, your Orientation will be on August 23, 2016.
  • 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 to find accommodations if planning to 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 7:00pm.
  • 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, 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 to find accommodations if planning to 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 guests need to pay their fee at the time they register for Orientation.
  • 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 8/23/2016 7:58 PM