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New UIW Graduate Student & Family Orientation

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 meet faculty, administrators and fellow graduate students. To attend the New Graduate Student  & Family Orientation, you must be an admitted graduate student. 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 additional information on the International Student Orientation.  


Spring 2019 New Graduate Student & Family Orientation 


Save the date for the Spring 2019 Orientation

Saturday, January 12, 2019

UIW Student Engagement Center 



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 Information for new students


  • Student ID

    Get your Student ID at the Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Engagement Center.  

    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, visit Campus Engagement.

  • Course Registration 

     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.

  • Veteran Affairs
    • The UIW Center for Veteran Affairs employs a dedicated stuff to assist you with VA benefits. For more information, Contact Veteran Affairs at UIW. 
    • This office is located in the Student Engagement Center Level 3, Room 3021.
    • 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.

  • Bookstore 
    • The bookstore is located in the Student Engagement Center (UIW main campus).
    • You have the option of purchasing a paper copy of your textbook as well renting or downloading it digitally (if applicable). 

    • ​ 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 Bookstore Credit. 

    Contact Information: 

    Your UIW Bookstore Manager is Anne Richards 

    Main:  210-829-6056 

    Textbook Manager:  210-805-5870 

    Fax: (210) 829-6057

    Email: uiw@bkstr.com 

  •  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 pmccord@uiwtx.edu.
    • 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: http://library.uiwtx.edu  ​

  • Student Resources

    The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of resources to help students achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. 

     Student Resources Webpage







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