New Student Orientation

Attending graduate school is a big commitment. Along with attending classes, completing assignments and participating in an internship, students must learn to navigate both BGSU and UT campuses to find classes and student services. The goal of Orientation is to assist students in adjusting and taking advantage of all the resources offered by both universities.

Orientation Day is held each fall before classes start and is divided into two parts. One-half of the day is spent getting to know the College of Graduate Studies, the people on campus that can assist the student and learning about the resources available for student support. Students will learn about information technology, student health services, professional development, library services, campus safety and meet top administrators.

During the second half of the day, MPH students will receive an overview of the NOCPH MPH program, meet other MPH students, learn about available resources on all the BGSU and UT campuses and meet with advisors. Also, included is HIPAA training for all students.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend the full day of Orientation. However, if a student is unable to attend Orientation Day, an online component is available after Orientation Day. Students who cannot attend the full Orientation should contact one of the Co-Directors for further information.

Supplemental Mandatory Online Orientation

Three mandatory online components also must be completed. These mandatory supplemental modules cover "Preventing Harassment in the Workplace," "Welcoming Diversity," and "Academic Integrity." Click here to reach this portion of Orientation.