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Graduate Student Orientation



The Kent State University graduate community warmly welcomes you.  To help make your transition to graduate student life at KSU successful, the Division of Graduate Studies hosts an orientation program designed to supplement department or program-level orientations.
Kent State University's Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters and all new graduate students are encouraged to attend.  GSO provides an opportunity to meet and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of KSU's faculty, staff, and administration to learn about university and community resources. 

Fall 2013 GSO will be held August 20-21 in the Kent Student Center. The first day of GSO is a general program that is open to all new graduate students. The second day of GSO is focused on teaching and is mandatory for new teaching assistants, including returning KSU graduate students with new teaching assistantships.  All graduate students interested in college teaching are invited to attend Day 2 of GSO. 

More information regarding the learning objectives of GSO can be found here. In addition, the GSO handbook can provide information and guide you to various resources important for the KSU graduate student. 

If you have any specific questions regarding GSO, please contact Dr. Kate McAnulty at or 330-672-2180.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


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