New Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Orientation is a service provided to new graduate students to inform them of available university services and resources. Representatives will be available to answer questions about Financial Aid, Student Accounts, course registration and the University's expectations at the Graduate level.

Graduate Orientation is a mandatory event for new resident graduate students.

New Graduate Student Orientation Schedule: Friday, August 15

Time Event Location
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Orientation Williams Stadium Club Pavillion

Graduate student works on her computer Required graduate-level writing class/exam

A graduate-level writing class and online writing exam are integral components of your graduate studies at Liberty University.  Once you have completed registration for your spring courses, you will automatically be enrolled in GRST 500, the graduate-level writing class. You will see the addition of this course reflected in your class schedule within four business days of the completion of your course registration. If you wish to by-pass enrollment in GRST 500, you have the opportunity to test out of the class by passing an online writing exam. After you have been enrolled in GRST 500, you will receive an email from the Graduate Writing Center with instructions on how to go online to complete this exam. If you are successful in passing this exam, you will not be required to enroll in GRST 500.  However, if you do not pass the exam, you will be required to remain enrolled in GRST 500. Please be aware that a $100 test assessment fee is charged to your student account as a new student whether you complete GRST 500 or take and pass the online exam instead.

Information & FAQs on the Graduate Writing Exam

International Students Only

What: Federal Regulations Orientation (Required)

International orientation will provide vital information about remaining in status, working before and after graduation, obtaining a Social Security number and Virginia driver’s license, income taxes, insurance, family members, and other subjects. This session is required for all students on F-1 status.