Are you a new graduate student?

Welcome to Wichita State! On this page you will find everything you need to prepare for your graduate education journey. The Graduate School is here to help.


Graduate School Orientation Spring 2023

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

Take the first step by filling out our pre-arrival survey and get started on the online orientation modules today!

The technical issue with access has been resolved. All currently enrolled new graduate students should have access to the orientation content on Blackboard using the access instructions below.

How to Access Online Orientation Content

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 February 13, 11:59 PM CST.

Faculty & Staff Access

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




Student session

Grad Life 101 -- back by popular demand!

Incoming graduate students: join us January 13 at 1 PM in Jardine Hall 310 for Grad Life 101, a peer-to-peer session where you can ask current students everything you want to know about graduate student life at Wichita State.




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