Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation Information and Schedule for all Full-time Engineering Graduate Students

Orientation is an opportunity for new full-time graduate students to become acquainted with the Homewood campus, services and policies, departments and colleagues. Prior to the start of the fall semester, graduate students are expected to attend both departmental and division-wide orientations and welcome week activities.

*Part-time Students at EP: The information below is pertinent only to full-time graduate students in Engineering. Students in the Engineering for Professionals (EP) program are part-time students. Information about orientation for part-time graduate programs can be found at Engineering for Professionals.

Early check-in will be held on the first floor of the Wyman Park Building (#73 on map), next to the J-Card office, on the following days:

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

You will be able to pick-up your fun-filled welcome bag and J-Card on these days. You can stop in anytime during the days and time mentioned above.


Required Online Orientation


Before arrival, all incoming WSE graduate students are sent access and requirement information about the required online orientation.

There is a mandatory Academic Ethics module and quiz embedded in the online orientation which is part of every graduate student’s degree requirements and must be completed with a passing grade.


Scheduled In-Person Orientation Events


Graduate Student Orientation (Attendance is mandatory)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shriver Hall (J-Card Required for Entry)

The invitation and RSVP link to orientation will be emailed to all incoming graduate students. Please be sure to check your JHU email!


GRO Welcome Picnic
Thursday, August 22, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Wyman Quad (in front of Shriver Hall)


Engineering Master’s Orientation

The Whiting School of Engineering will be holding a special orientation program for new engineering master’s students (this includes full-time MS, MSE, MSSI, MSEM, MA students, as well as combined bachelor’s/master’s students switching into their master’s status in the Fall semester).

Friday, August 23, 2019
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Hodson Hall, Room 110

More information will be sent by your individual program soon, stay tuned!


TA Orientation

This is a mandatory TA orientation for all new first-time TAs. This program is sponsored by the TA Training Institute. Stay tuned for schedule updates!

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