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Welcome to the USD Graduate School! We are thrilled you have joined the Coyote family. A first step to success is making sure you know where to find your resources. The Graduate School has compiled a series of online orientation materials to assist in your transition to graduate education at USD. Please complete the self-paced orientation before you begin classes and refer back to these resources at any time throughout your time at USD.

  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination It’s important that you know your rights. After watching the short video please sign the acknowledgement form.
  • USD Graduate Webinars Orientation Series  If you've never logged in before, you will be prompted to create a free account. Sign up or log in so you can access all of USD's webinars. Under “Watch Presentations” - find the following videos from the Orientation series:
    • Welcome Graduate School Dean
    • Welcome President of GPSA
    • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
    • Graduate School Policies & Student Resource
  • Graduate Student Welcome Packet Find information on registration, finances, services, policies and more. 

For more information or questions, contact the Graduate School at 605-658-6173 or by e-mail at