Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation at Niagara University is designed to acclimate you to our campus community and to provide you with all the information you will need in order to prepare for academic and student life as a new student. All accepted students will receive an email invitation to register for orientation online.

Summer and Fall 2016 Accepted Students

You should have received information from Graduate Admissions with your student ID number and instructions on how to set-up your NU PurplePass. The next step is visit the Welcome Portal to fill out the required forms. 

The orientation hosted by the Graduate School is geared toward students from most graduate programs.  The graduate orientation provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of NU’s faculty, staff, and administration.  Topics include: graduate school and NU policies, general academic requirements, library resources, IT services and campus resources. It is not mandatory and it is very general in nature. Some, but not all, departments also offer program-specific orientations; check with your department for more information.

The Fall 2016 New Graduate Student Orientation will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Lower Level Gallagher Center. 


International Students

A mandatory orientation for international students is held each fall and spring term through the Office of International Relations. Please visit for more information.

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