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Grad Student Spring Orientation (January 10 & 11)




Graduate School Orientation Spring 2024

(Online + in-person refresher)

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.

Online orientation modules are ready for you to view. You are invited to attend our face-to-face Orientation refresher and Q&A session on January 11th, 2:00-3:30 PM, Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom (Rm 305).

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 - Online Orientation

All quizzes have a due date of Tuesday, February 13th, 11:59 PM CST.

Faculty & Staff Access

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

In-person Orientation Refresher
Join us on January 11th for this quick refresher session. We will review some key concepts and you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom (Rm 305), 2:00-3:30 PM.



Student attending welcome week session

Grad Life 101 

(The unofficial orientation)


A peer-to-peer session where incoming students can ask current students everything you want to know about graduate life at Wichita State.

Join us on January 11th, Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom (Rm 305), 1:00-2:00 PM.

After that, please attend the official orientation refresher also in RSC Ballroom, 2:00-3:30 PM!



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