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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 
Campus Location: MS 4.01.52 


Fax: 210-458-4332 

Questions regarding admissions and recruiting.




Graduate School Orientation

You are about to embark on an exciting journey of self-improvement, professional growth and academic excellence. We are excited to join you on this journey beginning with required Graduate School Orientation (GSO). You're invited to a day of fun and learning to network with fellow new students and hear from current students and faculty! 


Admitted for fall your orientation will be August, 2023, Date TBD
Admitted for spring your orientation will be January, 2024, Date TBD
Registration link coming soon.


Admitted for spring your orientation will be January 2024, Date TBD

Admitted for fall your orientation will be August 4, 2023.

Doctoral orientation is required and an important milestone in your graduate education!
  • Check In: 9 - 10 a.m. 
  • Graduate School Program: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • Networking Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. 
  • College/Program Session: 1 - 3 p.m. 

*A hold will be placed on your record if you do not attend orientation. Registration link coming soon.

 Click to view the Bold Doctoral Staged Orientation series!

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We offer other important aspects of GSO prerecorded on the Graduate School YouTube channel Orientation Playlist for you to view at your own pace; including student success breakout sessions covering the following topics:
  • Graduate Study Skills and Habits
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • The Working Graduate Student
  • Stress Management and Wellbeing
  • Understanding the Graduate Student Experience
  • Learning in a Virtual Environment

Prior to the start of your first semester, make sure all items are complete on the Graduate School Rowdy Ready Checklist.

If you have questions about GSO, email our Orientation team at If you are an international student and have questions about intake paperwork, please contact International Student Services at GSO is held prior to the fall and spring semesters; summer admits are encouraged to attend in the fall semester Orientation program.