About Orientation

Coordinated by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the New UIW Graduate Student and 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 and Family Orientation, you must be an admitted graduate student. All admitted graduate students (domestic and international) are highly encouraged to attend the orientation. International students should also check with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for additional information on the International Student Orientation.

Save the date for the Fall 2019 Orientation

Saturday, August 10, 2019

UIW Student Engagement Center
Download a map for parking and directions

Helpful Info 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.

    Bookstore Contact:
    Main: (210) 829-6056
    Fax: (210) 829-6057
    Email: uiw@bkstr.com

  • Library Services

    The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library is located in the central part of the UIW main campus.

    • Mabee Librarians: The librarians at the Mabee Library are available to work with graduate students in developing a topic, evaluating resources, and other research skills. To get assistance, contact the Discipline Liaison Librarian for your field of study..
    • 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 Graduate Student Services on the UIW Libraries website.

  • Student Resources

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

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

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