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New Graduate Student Orientation

Spring Orientation: January 13th, 2020

Please Register in Advance

The Spring 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation will be held in 103 Moody Hall with breakout sessions on the first floor. New students are encouraged to attend our library tour at 8:00 am in the Dupre Library and our "New to Lafayette" session at 9:00 am for those who are not from or not familiar with Lafayette. Visit this link for a printable and virtual campus map

Afternoon breakout sessions will continue until 5:00 pm. New graduate assistants and graduate fellows will have time to complete their paperwork in an afternoon session*.


*All new Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows should bring to their afternoon HR session:

If you are a US Citizen, you will need:

  • Valid picture ID (i.e. Driver's License, State ID, School ID)
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate, Birth Card, or Passport)
  • Voided check or Direct Deposit Form from your financial institution

If you are an international GA, you will need the following:

  • Passport with Visa (we need copies of both documents)
  • Social Security Card*
  • I-20
  • Voided check or Direct Deposit Form from your financial institution


*If you do not have a Social Security Card, you will need to request a copy from the SS Office, as this is required in order to be paid by the University.