Information for New Students

Welcome to our incoming doctoral students!


The orientations offered at FIU include:
1.) The University Graduate School’s Graduate Orientation,
2.) The Psychology Department’s Graduate Orientation,
3.) The Teaching Assistant’s Orientation, and
4.) The Immigration Orientation.


The University Graduate School’s Graduate Orientation is intended for all newly admitted graduate students. If you are not able to attend Orientation, there is an Online Orientation that is available. Please check your FIU email to see if you are eligible to participate.

Graduate Orientation Fall 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
GL 100

Friday, August 18, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
GL 100

DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION The Psychology department offers an Orientation workshop that takes you through all the steps to successfully complete your degree and graduate. This is a required workshop lead by Dr. Frazier and will include presentations from the Deans of the University Graduate School, the College of Arts & Sciences, the resource librarian, a representative from the Panthersoft Office, the Psychology Student Government Association and others.

Psychology Graduate Orientation Fall 2017
Monday, August 24
8:30am – 12:30pm
AHC-4 402
Breakfast and lunch are served


FIU’s Academy for the Art of Teaching hosts an intensive Introduction-to-Teaching Workshop that is offered once per year, during the week prior to the start of the Fall term. This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Certificate Program and is open to all TA’s and adjuncts. For newly admitted students this orientation workshop is a departmental requirement and you must attend. For those of you who are returning and teaching in the new academic year it is highly recommended that you attend. An email will be sent to announce the date and time of this orientation.

Fall 2017 New TA Orientation
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (registration starts at 9:30 AM)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (registration starts at 1:00 PM)

Both sessions will be held in AHC-5 201. Students need to RSVP at:


All students at FIU in F-1 or J-1 student status are required to attend a MANDATORY Immigration Orientation conducted by ISSS.This is a separate orientation from other academic, departmental, or university-wide orientations and it will cover information specific to international students that you MUST be aware of. This orientation is offered at both the Biscayne Bay Campus and the Modesto Maidique Campus every semester.


Modesto Maidique Campus
Wednesday, August 16 at 8:30 a.m. – SASC Lecture Hall
Friday, August 18 at 1 p.m. – SIPA 215

Biscayne Bay Campus
Friday, August 18th at 8:30am – ACH 194

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