Graduate Student 

Onboarding Portal

Welcome to grad school!

From the essential basics like setting up your Charlotte email, to vital info about funding, to tips about living in Charlotte and thriving in grad school--you'll find it all here.

In First Things First, find the things you should accomplish immediately. After that see the info about academic policies, campus resources, and more! 

And don't be overwhelmed with everything you have to do--we've even created a checklist so you can easily keep track of necessary tasks!

Summer Open House 

 Thursday, May 16 

4:00-6:00 PM EDT | Zoom

This convenient virtual orientation will include breakout sessions so that you can get all the information you need as efficiently as possible. After a welcome message from the Graduate School Deans, you'll also be able to learn more about services offered by the Center for Graduate Life and Learning. 

Register for the Zoom link!

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 21-22 

Atkins 149

Calling all new graduate students! Come join us in the Center for Graduate Life and Learning for donuts and coffee. The CGLL is not only a great place to find answers to all of your questions, it's also a space dedicated to grad students where you can study or hang out with friends. Come have fun with us and socialize with your new peers. Find registration details here! 


Virtual Orientation 

August 15, 4-6 PM | Zoom

New Doctoral Student Orientation 

August 16, 9 -11:30 AM | Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen

Welcome Reception

August 17, 12:30-2:30 PM | Hauser Alumni Pavilion 

BIPOC Grad Student Community Welcome Lunch

August 19, 12:30- 2:30 PM | Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library 

New LGBTQ+ Grad Student Welcome

August 20, 3-4 PM | Atkins 149