Graduate Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate Studies and the greater CSU Long Beach Community is pleased to welcome you to The Beach! Each Fall semester, the Office of Graduate Studies offers the University-Wide Graduate Student Orientation virtually for incoming graduate students to welcome them to the CSULB community and support their transition to both The Beach and graduate study.  And each Spring semester, the University-Wide Graduate Student Orientation recording is sent to newly admitted students to their CSULB student email address prior to the start of the semester.

University-Wide Orientation covers topics, resources, and opportunities that promote the success, growth, and achievement of graduate students including: 

  • Initiates the acclimation process for campus life at the BEACH
  • Introduces university requirements, expectations, policies, and protocols 
  • Reviews student rights and Title IX
  • Highlights graduate milestones
  • Presents graduate opportunities related to:
    • Academics
    • Research
    • Funding
    • Professional Development
    • Networking
  • Shares the systems of support available to graduate students

Incoming graduate students should plan to attend both the  University-Wide New Graduate Student Orientation and the orientation offered by their graduate program. Most graduate programs hold program-specific new grad student orientations. Check with the graduate program for information. 


Graduate Center Open House
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Re-scheduled: Check back soon for updates. 
Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm PST. Re-scheduled: Check back soon for updates. 
Location: Graduate Center in the University Library, 2nd Floor
Come learn about resources available to you while a graduate student at The Beach and obtain a professional headshot to start your graduate journey. Staff will be available to discuss funding opportunities, mentorship, writing support, and campus services. Light refreshments will be served.

Week of Welcome
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 and Wednesday January 31, 2024
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Speakers Platform and Central Quad

Spring 2024 Graduate Center Workshops and Events
Each semester, students are invited to various workshops, events and webinars related to graduate school and graduate student professional development.