Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to San José State University and to your graduate career, likely the most energizing part of your educational journey!

We have revised our former orientation program to be more useful to students at different times in their graduate career.  Learn more about the Graduate Pathways to Success program by joining our Welcome to Graduate School webinar being held on January 19, 2024, from noon until 1:00 p.m.

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Graduate school is one of the most impactful journeys in your educational career, as it is the highest level of formal education and often launches your independent career as a life-long learner and creator of knowledge. Because of this, it can be both supremely fulfilling and sometimes, very challenging. Our goal in the College of Graduate Studies is to help you get the most out of the journey and navigate any challenges you encounter. To do this, we would like to share with you a wide array of useful information, resources, and supports that are available to assure your pathway to success. But there is a lot of information!

To make the information available to you when you need it most, we have designed a graduate school  “orientation” that provides the information throughout your graduate career at the most relevant time rather than in one big program at the beginning. This is presented in the form of an online Canvas course called Graduate Pathways for Success.  

If you have not registered for classes by January 8, 2024 (the first day that the course becomes available), we will send weekly invitations to the Canvas course and provide the Graduate Student Handbook to all students who register thereafter.  

Please monitor your MySJSU account and your preferred email, as information and invitations are released about Graduate Pathways for Success through those accounts.

Explore the Graduate Student Handbook