Neuroscience New Student Orientation

For new graduate students, the academic year begins with an orientation period which is designed to ease the transition to graduate study at Iowa State.  It is a time to become acquainted with the Neuroscience Program and its members, and to prepare for registration and the start of classes.  Typical orientation activities include the following:

  1. Program Check-In
  2. Obtaining an ISU ID card and email address
  3. Signing up for payroll
  4. Health insurance enrollment
  5. Lab safety training
  6. Review of program expectations, curriculum, and lab rotations
  7. Course registration
  8. Interactions with program faculty and graduate students

Neuroscience Orientation- Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 semester begins on Monday, August 20.  New students should plan to be in Ames and available for orientation activities beginning the week of August 13 - August 17.  Once available, the Fall 2018 Orientation Schedule will be posted on this webpage.

                     FALL 2018 SCHEDULES
Required Orientation Activities Schedule (PDF)
August 17 Faculty Presentation Schedule (URL)
Optional Orientation Activities Schedule (PDF)

For International Students

International student orientation activities often begin before the program orientation.  International students have an additional check-in with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), health screenings, review of visa regulations, and placement exams.  You will receive an ISSO orientation schedule in addition to the program orientation schedule. You can find more information about ISSO Fall Orientation here.