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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

Welcome, New Graduate Roadrunners!

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 Graduate School Orientation (GSO). Join us for an evening of fun and learning. Meet and network with your fellow new students and hear from current students and faculty! We have a special session for your guests as well. Bring them along so they can learn about your venture over the next few years and how to best support you.

Graduate School Orientation (GSO) also provides the opportunity to receive an overview of graduate school special events, professional development programs, social activities, funding opportunities, and the NEW Graduate Resource and Academic Development (G.R.A.D.) space. 

DATE:  Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
Domestic Students: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
International Students: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

REGISTER: Register here

DATE:  Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
Check-In: 5 - 6 p.m.
Program: 6 - 8 p.m.
REGISTER: Register here

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.