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):

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.

Spring Semester Orientation

  • Monday, January 8th, 2018 (International Students Only)
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 (All MS, PhD, and Certificate students)

Fall Semester Orientation

  • Monday, August 20th, 2018 (International Students Only)
  • Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 (All MS, PhD, and Certificate students)

Tentative Schedule

January 8, 2018 - (International Students Only)

This is a mandatory meeting for new international students.


International Student Welcome Meeting (for international students only)


Student IDs are taken


Meet with current international graduate students

January 9, 2018 - All MS, PhD, and Certificate students

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 Miller, Associate Director of Student Life


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