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Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Graduate & Professional Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate & Professional Student Affairs, in collaboration with the College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and Westbrook College of Health Professions, offers formal new student orientation programs at the beginning of each academic year.  These programs are designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete important pre-enrollment tasks and obtain practical information concerning the various academic and non-academic resources and requirements of University departments and programs.  Students will participate in a variety of program specific and general interest discussions to become acquainted with their peers, campus culture, the University and the greater Portland community.  All new Portland Campus students are expected to attend their orientation program to foster a successful transition into their program of graduate and/or professional study.

Orientation Schedule 2014 - 2015

May 27 - 28

Master of Nurse Anesthesia
Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Physician Assistant


Master of Social Work – Advanced Standing

August 25 - 26

Graduate and Professional Student Orientation and Welcome
All entering graduate and professional students in the academic programs listed below (including Biddeford Campus Dental Hygiene and Nursing students transitioning to Portland.)

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Social Work

 January 12 - 13 Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Pre-Orientation Adventure: WhiteWater Rafting

Date: TBD

Kennebec River
The Forks, ME

TBD - Student Rate
TBD - Student & Guest

Post-Orientation Event:
Portland Sea Dogs Game

Date: TBD