New Graduate Student Information - Graduate School

New Graduate Student Information

Welcome to The University of Tulsa!

We look forward to working with you during the upcoming semester and hope all of your preparations are going well.

The summer semester begins on Monday, May 24th, 2021. 

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

Enrollment opens on March 29th and If you have not enrolled, please discuss your enrollment with your graduate program advisor by phone or email. After discussing your class schedule with your graduate program advisor, please complete our virtual enrollment card. You must enroll before classes begin.

Mandatory Orientation will be on Harvey with a live Welcome Event in the fall. Invitations will be sent via email.

Please notify the Graduate School if you will be unable to attend the Live Welcome Event portion.

Additionally, join the Graduate Student Association Facebook group to find out what is happening on campus, connect with other students, and learn more about things to do in Tulsa. We look forward to your arrival on campus and meeting you at the Graduate Student Orientation!


Brenton McLaury
Dean of Graduate School & Vice Provost for Research

General Questions

If you have questions about any of the information on this page or any other questions, please call the Graduate School at 918-631-2336 or email

  • Graduate Student Orientation

    Our virtual orientation is housed in Harvey with a live Welcome Event offered before the beginning of the fall and spring semesters (students who begin graduate studies in the summer should attend orientation before classes begin, and attend the live Welcome Event in the fall).

    All new graduate students are expected to complete Orientation prior to beginning graduate classes. They are also expected to follow all policies and guidelines related to student conduct and to the successful completion of their degree program.

    2021 Fall Semester

    Virtual Orientation Live Welcome Event

    Held on August 19th at 6:00pm

    You will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff and faculty, learn about a variety of student services available to you free of charge, and ask questions at the end during our Q&A session.

    Please notify the Graduate School if you will be unable to attend either by emailing Caitlin Getchell at or by calling the Graduate School at 918-631-2336 or 1-800-882-4723 if you are outside of the Tulsa area.

  • Enrollment

    Complete an Online Enrollment Card

    You should be enrolled no later than the first day of classes. Enrollment generally opens for the spring semester on the last Monday in October and in the first week of April for the summer and fall semesters. Please meet with your advisor to discuss your enrollment, then complete the online enrollment card for processing. If you have any questions, please email our Enrollment Advisor.

  • Departmental Orientations

    In addition to the general orientation offered through the Graduate School, individual departments will be organizing program-specific orientations for their new graduate students. Below is a list of the Fall 2021 departmental orientations we are currently aware of and the contact person for each event. Additional information regarding these events will be sent to you by the department directly. If you do not see your program listed, we are not currently aware of the date and time of the department orientation for your program. Your advisor will contact you when a departmental orientation is added.

    Athletic Training TBD TBD Rachel Hildebrand
    Biological Sciences TBD TBD Harrington Wells
    Business Programs TBD Ashley Chapa
    Chemical Engineering TBD TBD Ty Johannes
    Computer Science/Cyber Security TBD TBD Brett McKinney
    DNP TBD TBD Sheryl Stansifer
    Electrical & Computer Eng. TBD TBD Heng-Ming Tai
    English TBD TBD Sara Beam
    Geosciences TBD TBD Peter Michael
    Mechanical Engineering TBD TBD Siamack Shirazi
    Museum Science & Mgmt TBD TBD Bob Pickering
    Petroleum Engineering TBD TBD Hong Quan Zhang
    Psychology (all students) TBD TBD Dani Veit
    Psychology-Clinical TBD TBD Dani Veit
    Psychology-Industrial/Organizational TBD TBD Dani Veit
    Speech Pathology TBD TBD Suzanne Stanton
  • New Graduate Assistantship Workshop

    All graduate students receiving scholarships, assistantships, or fellowships should be enrolled by August 9th for the Fall 2021 semester to ensure the timely receipt of stipend checks at the end of the month. Other offices on campus must have time to process your billing, which is generated once you have registered for courses.

    Additionally, there will be a mandatory workshop for new graduate assistants on August 19th, with time and location TBD.

  • Housing

    For information regarding on-campus housing, please click here. If you are interested in off-campus housing, contact to request more information.

  • Map & Directions to Campus

    We want to help you get here. Below are links to the online map, a printable map with names of buildings, as well as detailed directions to campus.

    Online Map

    Printable Map

    Directions to Campus