New UIW Graduate Student & Family Orientation


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Registration Instructions

Coordinated by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the New UIW Graduate Student & Family Orientation provides an overview of what to expect as a new graduate student including information on policies, procedures, resources and services on campus. Family and friends will learn how to offer support throughout the educational experience.

New graduate students will meet faculty, administrators and fellow graduate students. To attend the New Graduate Student  & Family Orientation, you must be an admitted graduate student for the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 semester. All admitted graduate students (domestic and international) are required to attend the orientation. International students should also check the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for addtional information on the International Student Orientation. 

Fall 2017 Orientation

Fall 2017 UIW New Graduate Student & Family Orientation sessions will be held on August 26 at the main UIW campus - Student Engagement Center from 9am to 12:30 pm. Registration opens at 8:00am. Students are encouraged to attend with their family & friends. Free breakfast and childcare are provided (3-13 years old).  Free parking will be available on Saturday for this orientation.

Orientation Schedule

9:00 – 9:05 am  Welcome Prayer 

9:05 – 9:15 am  Opening  

9:15 – 9:45 am Graduate Studies - The Musical

9:45 – 10:00 am Break 

10:00 – 10:30 am  Financial Aid & Technology Presentations 

10:30 – 10:55 am Student-Family-Faculty Panel  

11:00 – 11:30 am Academic Program Meetings

11:00 – 11:30 am The Tour for Family Members

11:30 – 12:30 pm Services & Resources Fair

 orientation app


Download the Orientation Application

Scan this barcode with barcode reader app on your

phone or go to to download UIW

orientation application under Presdo Match.


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Contact us

Graduate Support Center

Administration Building, Suite 1A

Office: (210) 805-3555





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Student Engagement Center


RM 2030 Master of Science in Biomedical Science 

RM 2031 EAP - Master of Science in Developmental & Organizational Leadership , Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration

RM 2032 MSE - Master of Arts in Biology, Master of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Nutrition 

RM 2034 Master of Science in Kinesiology, Master of Science in Sport Management  

RM 2050 Break Room for volunteers & staff

RM 2040-2041 LITTLE CARDINALS ( Ages 3 to 12 years old)

RM 2051Master of Arts in Communication Arts 

RM 2052 Master of Science in Accounting 

RM 2053 Master of Health Administration 

SEC Lounge Area 2nd floor Master of Arts in Religious Studies  

Gorman Building


GB 212 Main Campus - Master of Business Administration 

GB 119 Master of Arts in Education, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching,  Doctor of Philosophy in Education




The family members will meet in the ballroom and UIW ambassadors will take them Mother House Chapel House. They will learn about UIW History with Sister Walter.


Spring 2017 Orientation 



Spring 2017 Brochure


Information for New Graduate Students


Student ID

Get your Student ID at the Office of Campus Life, located in the Administration building AD 55 (across from the post office).  *Your first ID is FREE!

You will need your card for the following activities:

·         Load money onto your card to purchase food on campus

·         Receive access to study rooms in the library, especially those designated for graduate students

·         Check out books from the library as well as be allowed entry after 9:00pm

·         Gain entry into the Wellness Center, Natatorium, Athletic Events, and theater performances.

For more information on obtaining an ID card, call the Student Center Desk at (210) 841-7360 or visit online at http://www.uiw.edustudentlife/studentcenter.html

Registration for classes

Contact your advisor in order to register for classes each semester. They will give you a PIN (that changes each semester) to register for classes. Communicate with your advisor in a timely fashion to ensure you get the necessary classes.


  • The bookstore is located in the Student Engagement Center (Located UIW main campus).
  • You have the option of purchasing a paper copy of your textbook as well renting or downloading it digitally (if applicable). 
  • To utilize the online UIW Bookstore and identify which books you need, click here for instructions:
  •  Any bookstore credit will be applied to your UIW ID. To check if you qualify for a book loan or would like more information, visit the following link: 
Contact Information: 

Your UIW Bookstore Manager is Anne Richards 

Main:  210-829-6056 

Textbook Manager:  210-805-5870 

Fax: (210) 829-6057


Veteran Affairs

  • The UIW Center for Veteran Affiars employs a dedicated stuff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at (210) 832-2154 or e-mail
  • This office is located in the Student Engagement Center.
  • Hours of operation include 8:00am-5:00pm M-F.

*The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to provide veterans with dedicated resources to assist with meeting their education goals. In fact, UIW has been recognized as a Best for Vets and Military-Friendly School because of our efforts helping veterans and active duty military.

Library Services

The UIW Mabee Library is located in the central part of the main campus. 

  • Graduate Research Librarian: Graduate Research Librarian, Polly McCord, is available to work with graduate students to develop their information literacy and research skills. Group or one-on-one consultations are available. Polly can help with developing a topic, research strategies and evaluating resources.  Contact her at 210-805-5809 or
  • Graduate Support ServicesThe UIW Library works with the Graduate Support Center to provide support services for graduate students, including academic workshops. To find out more about these opportunities to enhance your research skills and knowledge visit GSC.​
  • Graduate Computer Rooms: Graduate students may use two rooms on the first floor (103 and 105) for individual, quiet research and writing.  Students who need to work collaboratively should request a group study room. 

For more information go to:  ​


Also be sure to like the Office of Research and Graduate Studies' Facebook Page and Twitter for regular updates:




awardOur orientation awarded the 2014 “National Example of Excelencia” award.