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Graduate Student Orientation

graduate student orientation

Meet other master's and doctoral students, get acclimated to our campus, and get quick answers to your questions before the first day of class at our graduate student-specific orientation.

Whether you're returning to college after a long absence or coming right out of your undergraduate career, our orientation for master's and doctoral students is designed to ensure you're prepared on day one of your program.

Master's and doctoral students entering in the fall may register for a half-day orientation session in May, June or July. If you are starting D'Youville at any time other than September, contact Graduate Admissions for an orientation appointment. If you're a graduate physical therapy or occupational therapy major, you are required to attend our June orientation.

graduate student orientation
At orientation, you'll meet with our staff and learn how our centrally-located student centers are focused on your success.

We understand that working professionals have busy schedules. So, we target orientations to address your specific needs. Group sessions begin promptly at the designated time, include lunch, and end with registration for classes.

What You Will Learn and Do

Upcoming Dates

  • Orientation dates for 2019 coming soon. Please check back.

How to Register

Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy students

Invited students receive invitations via e-mail to attend New Student Orientation starting in mid-late April. This invitation will have all the information you'll need to know on how to register for your orientation session.

All other graduate students

Graduate students from all other programs should refer to your acceptance packet on making an appointment to register for classes or contact the graduate admissions office.


Call us at 716-829-8400 or email

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, let us know by calling 716-829-8400.