GSO Graduate Student Orientation in the Kent Student Center Ballroom

Graduate Student Orientation

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Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters and all new graduate students are encouraged to attend.  Whether you are a full-or part-time student, pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, GSO is for you, as it provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of KSU's faculty, staff, and administration.  Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) supplements department and program-level orientations to help you understand our university community as a whole.  GSO will feature a series of presentations from different resource areas across campus, a resource fair, campus tours, and breakout sessions facilitated by the GSO teaching fellows related to topics on teaching, research, and graduate student life. 

Fall 2016 GSO will be held on Tuesday, August 23 for all new graduate students and on Wednesday, August 24 for new teaching assistants in the Kent Student Center from 10am-4pm. Newly admitted graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend GSO; however, new teaching assistants are required to attend both days. If you have specific questions regarding GSO, please contact Kyle Reynolds at or 330-672-1466.

Pre-registration for GSO is now closed.  Walk-in registration will be available at GSO for those who were unavailable to pre-register.  Walk-in registration will be available on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center outside of the Ballroom.  Check in for GSO beigns at 9am.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

 GSO Schedule (PDF)  2016 GSO Handbook (PDF)  GSO Facebook