About Orientation

Orientation is designed to familiarize you with important aspects of graduate life at Claremont Graduate University. Some sessions are intended for all new students, while others address specific needs and interests. We encourage you to see these sessions as opportunities to meet new people and learn more about your new environment. It is highly encouraged that you attend as many sessions as possible. During orientation week, you will have the opportunity to meet with your school, and sit in on breakout sessions tailored for graduate student success. As you plan to begin your studies, be sure to check with your department on other required dates.

International Students

CGU hosts an orientation session specific to international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa. This session is designed to introduce CGU’s policies, and services as it relates to international students. You will be given specific information on maintaining your immigration status and advice for adapting to a new culture. This session is required for all international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa.

Please review our International Student Orientation Checklist.

For more details please visit International Services New Student Orientation.

CGU is firmly committed to providing experiences and environments that are equally welcoming, inviting, and user-friendly for all attendees. If you will require any special accommodations during Orientation, you will be able to make these requests while filling out the registration form.


Learn more about New Student Orientation