Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation is held before every fall and spring semester. Graduate students are required to join us for the upcoming orientation to be held (unless enrolled in online programs):


Monday, August 21, 2017 - International Student Welcome Meeting
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Graduate Student Orientation (ALL)

USciences campus
600 S. 43rd St., Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Student Orientation offers you an opportunity to visit and familiarize yourself with USciences campus, faculty. and staff. Please feel free to download a campus map with driving directions.

At Orientation, you will:

  • Receive your Student ID card
  • Meet your program director, faculty, and fellow students
  • Register for classes
  • Activate your USciences email and network accounts
  • Learn how to access WebAdvisor (the student information system), Blackboard (the course management system), and remote Library resources

Online registration.  When registering, please select an RSVP option even if you cannot attend Orientation.

Tentative Schedule

August 21, 2017 -  for international graduate students only.  This is a mandatory meeting for new international student.


International Student Welcome Meeting (for International Students only)


Student IDs are taken


Meet with Current International Graduate Students / Information Sharing

August 22, 2017 -  for ALL graduate students, international and domestic.  On-line students are welcome to attend, but are not required to do so.


Welcome and Check-in


Student Resource Fair, University IDs, Meet with Program Directors and Course Selection, Setting Up Email Accounts, Obtaining Network Access and Course Registration


Randi Levitt, Assistant Director of Student Engagement


 Office Location: Whitecar Hall, 1007
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495