Graduate Student Orientation
Welcome to SMU! As a graduate student at SMU, you are a part of the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The 2021 orientation for incoming students in the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will be held online on SMU’s Canvas learning management system. Modules about university resources and requirements for new students will be available to incoming graduate students starting Monday, August 9. Live panel and Q&A sessions on specific topics, like advice from current graduate students and professors, will be scheduled to take place between August 9 and August 20. These live sessions will be recorded and posted on Canvas afterwards. Incoming students will receive instructions for accessing the orientation Canvas site and a schedule of live sessions over the summer.
Participation in the virtual orientation is mandatory for all incoming students in programs in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and for incoming international students in Lyle School of Engineering programs. All other incoming graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate.
We look forward to meeting you both virtually at orientation and in person soon!