Congratulations on your acceptance to St. Mary’s University!

To assist in your transition to graduate study at St. Mary’s, we offer an orientation program for all incoming master’s and doctoral students in the Greehey School of Business; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

The online Graduate Student Orientation session will introduce you to our institutional mission and heritage, policies and procedures, and student support services. You will learn the expectations for graduate-level study and connect with fellow graduate students before classes begin. You will receive an email with more information on our Graduate Student Orientation session.

We look forward to welcoming you to the St. Mary’s family!

What to Expect in Graduate Student Orientation

St. Mary’s University Graduate Student Orientation is an online course offered through Canvas, the University’s learning management system. You will gain access to Canvas after you confirm your enrollment and receive your St. Mary’s University credentials (username and password).

Graduate Student Orientation contains seven modules that cover topics such as:

  • Understanding the expectations for graduate-level study
  • Understanding key University policies
  • Understanding our mission and institutional heritage
  • Knowing the support services available to graduate students

Graduate Student Orientation will also cover information provided by your department and program. The Office of Graduate Admission encourages you to connect with your Program Director for details on available courses, degree plans, course schedules and more.

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