Fall Orientation

Fall CGU Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 28.

You should plan to attend CGU Orientation regardless of your program. In addition, some departments and International Place (also known as I-Place, which supports international students) have mandatory orientation programs that start before CGU Orientation. When planning your first day to arrive on campus and begin your studies, be sure to check with your department on other required dates. For information on International Orientation visit cgu.edu/international-orientation.

About Orientation

Orientation is designed to familiarize you with important aspects of graduate life at Claremont Graduate University. Some events are intended for all new students, while others address specific needs and interests. We encourage you to see these events as opportunities to meet new people and learn more about your new environment.

New Student Orientation is the first component of your graduate experience. Through the first year at CGU, you will have the opportunity to participate in a mix of academic events, cultural happenings, and discussions about campus issues. The programs are designed to get you talking and thinking about the big ideas you will face in your scholarship and life on campus.

Please check back on this page for additional information about upcoming Orientation events. For more information please contact admissions@cgu.edu.

International Students

Orientation for international students is designed to introduce CGU’s academic programs, policies, and services. You will be given specific information on maintaining your immigration status and advice for adapting to a new culture. It is offered to all incoming international students in conjunction with International Place (I-Place), The Claremont Colleges’ international student hub and help center.

Check out this page for further information about New International Student and Scholar Orientation and review our International Student Orientation Checklist.

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 make these requests while filling out the Eventbrite registration form.