Spring 2024 New Graduate Student Orientation

For your convenience, the Graduate College conducts multiple orientation sessions for incoming graduate students. As a newly admitted graduate student we encourage you to participate in New Graduate Student Orientation. Attendance at one of the orientation sessions is not mandatory, but highly recommended to ensure a smooth transition into graduate studies.

Please click on a date below to register and reserve your spot at orientation.
Registration is required to attend New Graduate Student Orientation.

BOCA RATON CAMPUS All graduate students are welcome to attend the Boca Raton Orientation.
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Registration and refreshments: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Palm Room, Student Union
Program duration: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) invites all new and current graduate students to a mixer at the beginning of each semester. Watch your FAU email for registration information or stop by the GPSA’s table at orientation.


If reasonable accommodation(s) for a disability is required, contact elizabethweber@fau.edu. For more information, visit the Student Accessibility Services website fau.edu/sas/academic-support.

Online Orientation Option

For those of you that would prefer online orientation, the Graduate College has also created a robust online orientation through FAU’s Canvas learning platform. Our virtual orientation provides important information about course registration, academic policies, campus resources, and strategies for making the most of your time in your FAU Graduate Program.

All newly admitted graduate students beginning in Spring 2024 will be automatically enrolled in the virtual orientation. You can access the orientation by following the simple steps below:

  1. Login to canvas.fau.edu, using your FAU NetID (this is the same as your FAU email without the @fau.edu on the end) and password.
  2. On your Dashboard, select “New Graduate Student Orientation”.
  3. Click through each Module of the course to learn more about each resource.

*Note: You will need to have activated your FAU NetID before accessing the virtual orientation. You can find instructions on how to activate your account by visiting: accounts.fau.edu/.

If you have any difficulty accessing the course, please send an email to elizabethweber@fau.edu.