Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome New Students! 

Save the date: Welcome to Campus Event, Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Graduate Studies New Student Orientation for Summer and Fall 2023 will be held online in Canvas, the learning management system used at Case Western Reserve University. 

Grad Orientation is divided into asynchronous modules, which you can access anytime from anywhere with an internet connection. You may start and stop the modules at any point and continue where you stopped at any time. The modules include videos, slides, written content, and links designed to help prepare you as a graduate student at CWRU.

The Graduate Studies Orientation Modules will open in July. You will receive an email when the modules are open.

Welcome to Campus Events

Graduate Studies is hosting an in-person Welcome to Campus event on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center where you can pick up your student ID card and RTA sticker, get a CWRU t-shirt, attend information sessions, and meet the Grad Studies staff and other students. Registration details will be posted here soon.

We will also hold a Graduate Studies Welcome Zoom Session on Friday, August 25, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

ID Cards

If you will be on campus, you will need a student ID Card. We encourage you to submit your ID card photo through the New Student Checklist. IDs will be available for pick up at the Welcome to Campus event.

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Training

If you will be serving as Teaching Assistant, you must complete mandatory training. Please direct questions to


We look forward to the start of the semester and seeing you on-campus or online!

Please reach out to us if you have questions.

Spring 2023 students can still access the Graduate Orientation Canvas course at this link.

Summer and Fall 2022 students can still access the Graduate Orientation Canvas course at this link.