Graduate Student Orientation Week 2020 has now ended. This page will remain live for archival purposes. Check our site in summer 2021 for updates on next year's event!

Graduate Student Orientation Week

September 21 - 25, 2020

Register Now! Once registered, you will receive an email September 8th with information on how to sign-up for individual events.  In the meantime, you can view the current schedule (subject to change) and begin planning what you would like to attend. 


Registration is now closed. 

Virtual Events


The UCLA Graduate Students Association, UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center, and UCLA Graduate Division invite all new graduate and professional school students to participate in our 2020 Virtual Graduate Student Orientation Week. This comprehensive orientation will include information to ease your transition into graduate school, introduce you to campus services and involvement opportunities, and show you just how much UCLA has to offer. Start your graduate career at UCLA off right!

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New Grad Student Portal

The New Graduate and Professional Student Portal is web-based resource housed on UCLA's CCLE platform designed to introduce you to graduate and professional school, campus resources and services. Once you join, this CCLE portal will be available to you anytime and can be used as a reference source as you navigate your first year and all that UCLA has to offer. Enrollment key: grad

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Week

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Week is the first week of our virtual campus-wide orientation session. The week is designed for all new graduate and professional students and focuses on issues that are particularly challenging to underrepresented students. New students will have the opportunity to learn about resources, meet other graduate students from across campus, and engage with UCLA resources in a supportive environment. The goal of the EDI week is to help new graduate students make personal connections and to promote an inclusive campus climate, personal well-being, and academic success. This year, EDI Week will include sessions designed to connect you with support systems and community based connections through virtual live panels and workshops. 

Resource Fair

The Incoming Graduate Student and TA Resource Fair is a new virtual experience designed to connect you with UCLA services and programs that support the graduate student and TA experience. ALL new graduate students and future, current, or returning TAs are welcome to attend any session. View the schedule of events and directory to connect and learn more about resources. The Resource Fair sessions are designed to be a more direct opportunity to connect with resources of interest, get your questions answered, and are a different format compared to some of the panels and workshops you may see as a part of orientation or the TA conference. Think of this like a tabling fair with each "table" being a virtual session!