Virtual Help Desk
Members of CGU’s NSO Committee will be available on kick-off day, Tuesday, August 22, to assist you through our virtual help desk.

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Welcome to CGU!

We’re excited to have you join the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) community this Fall. Fall 2023 New Student Orientation is a multi-day event that will help familiarize you with CGU resources, your academic department, your new peers, and our beautiful campus.

thank you for joining us!

Students who need accommodations to attend or participate in any orientation session should contact the Office of Disability Services at as soon as possible.

See the tiles below for information about the various activities we have planned for you.

Wednesday, August 23
International Student Orientation
New F-1 and J-1 students are required to attend this session to learn about student visa requirements, international insurance, and other resources.

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Tuesday, August 22
Virtual Orientation Kick-Off
President Len Jessup and a distinguished keynote speaker will welcome you into the CGU community.

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Tuesday, August 22
Virtual Resource Session
Get to know the resources available to you as a graduate student at CGU. You’ll hear from the Career and Professional Development Office and the Career Strategy Office, Drucker School of Management.

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Tuesday, August 22
Academic Department Sessions
Meet faculty, staff, and other students from your academic department and learn more about requirements for your program.

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Friday, August 25
On-Campus New Student Welcome
Indulge in delicious food from local food trucks, mingle with peers and connect with representatives from offices across CGU and the Claremont Colleges.

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