SMU’s Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation will be offered virtually through most of August. An overview of the agenda appears below and includes useful and time-saving information about student resources, parking, SMU IDs, career center services, library collections and hours, SMU’s health center, campus technology support, University policies, and special funding opportunities. Simmons' newly admitted graduate students are encouraged to participate.

Graduate Student Orientation: Fall 2021
Virtual via Canvas

All Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Additional Topics for Newly Admitted International Graduate Students (potentially helpful)

Welcome to SMU
video

International Students Overview
video
Graduate Student Resources
video addressing parking, ID services, career center services, library collections and hours, campus technology support, special funding opportunities, etc.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office
video

Graduate Student Resources Center: Quiz
70% score required

Getting Cleared to Enroll and Acquire Active Student Status
video
Health and Safety
video
Transitioning to the U.S. Classroom
video
Health and Safety: Quiz
70% score required
Living in Dallas, Texas
video
Student Conduct, Student Support, and Title IX Regulations
video
Adjusting to U.S. Culture and Navigating Culture Shock
video
Student Conduct, Student Support, and Title IX: Quiz
70% score required
Health and Mental Wellness for International Students
video
Q&A with Current Students and Faculty
opportunity for live viewing before Aug. 13 and recorded viewing after
Important Reminders About U.S. Laws and Safety
video
Course Information Acknowledgement
submission form
Closing
video

Three students sitting around a table in a classroom. One of the students is raising a hand to ask a question.