New Graduate Student Arrival Checklist: Orientation

What to Bring to Orientation:

  • For those needing to park on campus: Please display your hangtag parking permit properly during Orientation.  You can purchase an annual student parking permit during the month of August by visiting To determine where to park on campus, please see “Parking and Check-In” section below.
  • Comfortable, casual shoes and clothing – please dress in layers.
  • Pen and paper
  • For Payroll - Social security card and driver’s license for those needing to be on payroll – these documents must be originals.  No copies are allowed.  For proper identification for international students, please check with the Graduate Studies Office prior to Orientation by emailing
  • Make sure you know your UIN and Howdy log-in (i.e. Net-ID)

Parking and Check-In:

Orientation Check-In occurs from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the Small Banquet Dining Room in the Northen Building on the Mitchell Campus.  For directions to get to the Mitchell Campus, please visit

With your student parking permit proceed to the North Entrance and park in the large lot closest to Building 3004.

Special Accommodations Request:

If you are a student with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this event, please contact

The Research and Graduate Studies Office
409-740-4937 or 409-740-4957 during business hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please request the accommodation at least 10 business days prior to the event.


You will be sent notification on how to register or RSVP for the Orientation.

Contact Us

Graduate Studies Office
MAIN, Suite 409
Mailing: P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 740-4479
(409) 740-4754