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Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Students

Welcome New Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Houston-Clear Lake! The Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) Office is excited to welcome you to campus, where you will be joining a vibrant and diverse community of students from across Texas and around the world. ONSP hosts various orientation and welcome programs to ease your transition and welcome you to UHCL.

Orientation provided by ONSP is not a university requirement for a majority of incoming graduate and postbaccalaureate students. Orientation is only required for new international graduate students. If you are an international student, please visit New International Student Orientation for more information.

All other incoming graduate and postbaccalaureate students are welcome to attend our optional Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) program.

During TSO, you will receive a snapshot of UHCL resources, an overview of services, and an understanding of academic policies. You will also connect with faculty members, fellow students, and UHCL administrators. Specific presentations include:

  • College Finances 101.
  • Meet Your College.
  • Title IX and Mental Health.
  • Campus Tour.
  • Hawk Talk Breakout Sessions.

Sign Up for Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

You must be an admitted incoming graduate or postbaccalaureate student to register for TSO. Depending on which academic semester you are admitted for, we offer a specific TSO session. You will be notified to your UHCL student email when the orientation registration is open for your admitted semester.

When orientation registration opens for your admit semester, log in to E-Services (your UHCL student portal) using your Student ID number and password. Select the "Orientation" tile to sign up for TSO. You will receive your Student ID number and log in information in your acceptance package shorty after admittance. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the Office of Information Technology at 281-283-2828 or

Orientation Program Dates by Admitted Semester

You will not be able to sign up until the orientation for your admitted semester is open. Once registration is open, we will send instructions to your UHCL student email.

All orientation programs will be held in-person on UHCL's main campus.

Spring 2023

Registration now open via E-Services.

  • Saturday, January 7, 2023, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 4-9 p.m. CST

Summer 2023 or Fall 2023

Registration opens April 2023.

  • May-August 2023 (dates to be announced)

Graduate Program-Specific Orientation

Although attending Orientation provided by ONSP is not required for most incoming graduate students, please contact your academic advisor or graduate program for more information about program-specific orientation requirements.

Special Accommodations

Any individual requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Orientation and New Student Programs at 281-283-2420 or at least one week prior to the event.


If you have any questions or concerns related to Transfer Student Orientation that weren't answered above, please contact the Orientation and New Student Programs Office at 281-283-2420 or We look forward to seeing you!


  • Orientation and New Student Programs

    Phone: 281-283-2420
    Fax: 281-283-2425

    SSCB 1202
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 257
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.