New Graduate Student Orientation 2018

Campus Center, site of NGSO 2018

The New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) is a free, half-day event for incoming graduate students to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Attending NGSO will be a great opportunity for you to meet peers from different fields, begin creating long-lasting connections, and learn about services and organizations on campus.

This orientation is designed to complement department-specific orientations and TA orientation by providing general information any graduate student should know regardless of their department, degree program, or assistantship. The topics of the day will range from finding funding opportunities, to learning about writing at the graduate level, to developing skills to foster good relationships with faculty mentors, and much more.

Register by August 6, 2018


University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
Campus Center Ballroom
Third floor

Campus Map
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You will receive a ticket attached to your email after registering for the event. Let's GO GREEN at this event, so please do not print your tickets. We can search your name upon check-in or you may download the digital event ticket attached to the confirmation email on your smartphone. We can use the event barcode to quickly check you in for orientation.

Schedule of Events

9:00aWelcome Session
10:15aConcurrent Sessions 1
11:00aConcurrent Sessions 2
11:45aResource Fair

 Available Workshops:

  • Academic Writing & Reading - Humanities Focus
  • Academic Writing & Reading - Science Focus
  • Building an Effective Relationship with your Mentor/Advisor
  • Reality Check! What to expect in your first month of graduate school
  • Where can I find money? Fellowships and funding opportunities in graduate school
  • International Students: Your questions are welcomed here!


We encourage ride-sharing, taking TheBus or the Rainbow Shuttle to get to our event (find different ways to Manoa here). All day parking is available in the Lower Campus Parking Structure or in the Upper Campus green Visitors Stalls. Visit the Commuter Service website for updated parking fees, maps, and the Rainbow Shuttle schedule.