OnDemand Orientation

Welcome to Orientation OnDemand! Here, you have access to videos and other resources to that will help you begin your journey as an Aggie. Completing Orientation OnDemand is mandatory for new graduate students. Please make sure to explore these materials fully prior to the beginning of the semester. To verify that you have completed Orientation OnDemand, complete the form linked at the bottom of the page.

Orientation OnDemand is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week to fit your schedule.

1. Welcome to the Graduate College

Learn about the Graduate College from Dean Sanjiv Sarin.
>Welcome from the Graduate Dean

2. Introduction to DORED

Learn about the Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) from Vice Chancellor Barry Burks.
>Greetings from the Division of Research & Economic Development

3. Introduction to the Division of Student Affairs

This welcome message from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Melody Pierce, will encourage you to make the most of your time as a graduate student.
>Greetings from Student Affairs

4. From Matriculation to Graduation

Learn more about how to successfully complete your academic requirements.
>Matriculation to Graduation

5. Aggie Access Online & Registration

Learn more about accessing and using Aggie Access Online, NC A&T’s online portal for registration, grades, transcripts, and more.  
>Aggie Access & Registration

6. Using Blackboard: Resources & Help

blackboard online

Familiarize yourself with Blackboard (blackboard.ncat.edu), the online learning management system used for most classes at NC A&T. For help with Blackboard acccess or functions, make sure to read the information on the "Blackboard @ NCAT" tab, and if you still have questions, try the "Help" tab or go to https://help.blackboard.com/

7. Student Financial Support

Take charge of your graduate school expenses with information about scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and financial aid. >Learn about Financial Support

8. The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) offers resources and events and helps address graduate student needs and concerns.
>GSAC Website               

9. Student Handbook and Graduate Catalog

Learn about NC A&T's official student policies (including core expectations and responsibilities) in the Student Handbook. Find out about program requirements and course listings in the Graduate Catalog.
>View Student Handbook
>View Graduate Catalog

10. Tips for Graduate Writing

Dr. Shea Bigsby, the Coordinator of Graduate Writing Services, offers tips and information on writing resources.
>Tips for Writing

11. Student Professional Development Resources

Explore a range of resources aimed at academic success and professional development. Check back frequently for updated workshops and resources.
>Student Professional Development

12. Student Tech Support

Learn how to get help with technical issues (including setting up and troubleshooting your NC A&T student Gmail account).
>Learn More about Tech Support for Students

To verify that you have completed Orientation OnDemand, please COMPLETE THIS FORM.