Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

Graduate Student Orientation provides valuable information that will benefit graduate students as they continue their academic journey at SHSU. Students will have the opportunity to tour campus, learn what services are available to graduate students, and get a chance to meet other students beginning their graduate careers. We host an office resource fair, provide tips to being a successful student, and ensure that students are ready to begin the school year.  We welcome you to Sam Houston State University!

Fall 2017 Orientation Dates

The Woodlands Center: Wednesday, August 16th 5:30pm-8:30pm, 4th Floor Banquet Room

(TWC Attendance limited to registered students only)

Huntsville Main Campus: Saturday, August 19th 8:30am-12:00 noon, LSC Ballroom

* Registration is required for both events. Check back for more information *


Online Orientation Video Hotlinks

Welcome

Welcome
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Welcome to your online Graduate Studies Orientation. As a graduate student at Sam, there’s a lot to know about navigating your way through all the services and resources available to you. During this orientation, you’ll be provided with information from various student service areas that will assist you throughout your time here at SHSU.



SHSU Account

SHSU Account
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Once admitted into SHSU, you will receive login credentials for your SHSU computer account. You will need your SHSU account information to access important web-based portals such as MySam, Blackboard, and your SHSU email.



Financial Aid

Financial Aid
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Do you need assistance paying for graduate school? Here at Sam Houston State University, we offer eligible students a variety of financial aid resources to help fund their graduate education. Financial aid can be received through a grant, scholarship, loan, or assistantship program. Payment plans and emergency loans through the university are also available. For more information regarding specific financial aid opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office.



Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar
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The Office of the Registrar is where all of your enrollment records and the details of your academic standing are housed. Through this office, students can change class schedules, request copies of official transcripts, and receive duplicate diplomas.



Bursar's Office

Bursar's Office
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The Bursar's Office at SHSU assists students with all financial transactions with the University. This includes payment for classes, refund checks, and tuition waivers.



Bearkat OneCard

Bearkat OneCard
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The Bearkat OneCard signifies your status as an active member of the Sam Houston State University community, serving as your official student identification card and much more. It is important to secure your OneCard upon setting up your SHSU computer account. For more information concerning the Bearkat OneCard, please visit the Bearkat OneCard Services Office



Student Resources

Student Resources
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Sam Houston offers a variety of resources to assist students in pursuing their educational goals. For more information regarding these resources, please contact The Office of Graduate Studies.



Thank You

Thank You
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Thank you for participating in this online orientation. We hope that the information provided will serve as a resources as you began this journey.Good luck this semester!