Graduate Orientation Fall 2022

Thank you for choosing Wichita State University!

Eager to learn about our campus, technology systems, expectations, academics, advising structure, and resources? You're in the right place.

All this content is available to you all semester. Please return as often as needed for reference.

How to Access Orientation

1. Make sure you've set up your myWSU ID Password using the information provided in your admissions letter. If you have trouble, check the myWSU ID Password Setup instructions

2. Navigate to Wichita State's Blackboard Learn site at

3. Click the yellow box that reads "Log in with myWSU ID"  and enter your username ( and password to sign in

Navigating Blackboard:

1. Find and click organizations in the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the window

2. Select "Graduate School Orientation"

3. This will open the landing page for our Orientation content showing three modules:

  • Welcome-- In this module you'll get to know Wichita, WSU, and the Graduate School and learn about WSU's different student technology systems.
  • Conduct, Academics, & Advising--In this module, you'll learn about conduct expectations, academics, and advising for Graduate Students at WSU.
  • Resources--In this module, you'll learn about the most used and inquired-about resources available to all graduate students on campus.

4. Within each of these modules are lessons to review and quizzes to test your knowledge. 

Due Date

All quizzes have a due date of September 25, 11:59 PM CST.

Faculty & Staff Access

Please email us. To expedite the process, please make sure to include your WSU ID.



Pre-Arrival Survey

Help us plan for your arrival and sign up for campus tours!


Grad Student Welcome Week

Thanks to our partners at the Office of Instructional Resources, Counseling and Prevention, First-Year Programs, Campus Activities & Recreation, the Ulrich Museum, Student Success, Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership, and the Graduate Student Council!



Relax & Energize!

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August 19, 3:30 - 5:00 PM | Henrion Hall

Kick off the semester and get to know your fellow graduate students while supporting a great cause! Join the Graduate School, the Ulrich Museum of Art, and the College of Fine Arts for drinks, snacks, games, socializing, and crafts. We will provide everything you need plus instructions so you can glaze a bowl (or two) for the Empty Bowls Wichita fundraiser benefitting the Kansas Food Bank. For more information about Empty Bowls Wichita, check out their Facebook page.

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August 19, 9 PM - Midnight


We are back with the second year of the NXT LVL GARAGE PARTY! Kick off the new academic year with your home away from home and other supporters on campus. There will be FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, and LOTS OF FUN. FREE T-SHIRTS TO THE FIRST 200 STUDENTS AND OTHER GIVEAWAYS!