Graduate School / Welcome/Resource Fair and Online Resources (GEAR1)

Welcome/Resource Fair and Online Resources (GEAR1)

The Graduate School offers online resources and an in-person welcome and resource fair for new graduate students.

2019 Graduate Student Welcome and Resource Fair, sponsored by the Graduate School

August 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Graduate School is hosting a Welcome & Resource Fair to introduce new graduate students to the University and connect them with each other.

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Attendees will learn about resources available to support them during the graduate school journey and discover what steps they can take now to plant the seeds for success down the road. This event is open to all incoming graduate and professional students, and is intended to complement events provided by programs and colleges.

  • 9 -10 a.m.: Welcome held in Carlson Family Stage of Northrop

  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Resource Fair held on Northrop Plaza

Participating Organizations as of 6/24/2019:


Boreas Leadership Program

Center for Community Engaged Learning

Center for Educational Innovation

Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility

Center for Writing

Como Student Community Cooperative

Council of Graduate Students

Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

Institute for Advanced Study


Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

Office for Business & Community Economic Development

Office of Student Finance (OSF)

Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities (OGPSD)

Parking & Transportation Services

Student Advocate Services

Student Legal Service

The Disability Resource Center

University of Minnesota Bookstores


GEAR1: Graduate EducAtion Resources

GEAR1 (Graduate Education Resources for the First Year) is an online orientation for new graduate students. This resource will be available in early July 2019.

For more information, please contact Noro Andrimanalina, Director of Academic & Professional Development.