New UIW Graduate Student & Family Orientation

Coordinated by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the New UIW Graduate Student & Family Orientation provides an overview of what to expect as a new graduate student including information on policies, procedures, resources and services on campus. Family and friends will learn how to offer support throughout the educational experience.

New graduate students meet faculty, administrators and fellow graduate students. To attend the New Graduate Student  & Family Orientation, you must be an admitted graduate student. All admitted graduate students (domestic and international) are required to attend the orientation. International students should also check the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for addtional information on the International Student Orientation.  



Date and Time

Sat, August 25, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT


UIW Student Engagement Center - Ballroom

4301 Broadway St.

San Antonio, Texas 78209


To register for Fall 2018 orientation click here


Spring 2018 Orientation  



Spring 2017 Orientation 




Spring 2017 Brochure


Information for New Graduate Students

Student ID

Get your Student ID at the Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Engagement Center.  

Your first ID is FREE!

You will need your card for the following activities:

·         Load money onto your card to purchase food on campus

·         Receive access to study rooms in the library, especially those designated for graduate students

·         Check out books from the library as well as be allowed entry after 9:00pm

·         Gain entry into the Wellness Center, Natatorium, Athletic Events, and theater performances.

For more information on obtaining an ID card, call the Student Center Desk at (210) 841-7360 or visit online at http://www.uiw.edustudentlife/studentcenter.html

Registration for classes

Contact your advisor in order to register for classes each semester. They will give you a PIN (that changes each semester) to register for classes. Communicate with your advisor in a timely fashion to ensure you get the necessary classes.


  • The bookstore is located in the Student Engagement Center (Located UIW main campus).
  • You have the option of purchasing a paper copy of your textbook as well renting or downloading it digitally (if applicable). 
  • To utilize the online UIW Bookstore and identify which books you need, click here for instructions:
  •  Any bookstore credit will be applied to your UIW ID. To check if you qualify for a book loan or would like more information, visit the following link: 
Contact Information: 

Your UIW Bookstore Manager is Anne Richards 

Main:  210-829-6056 

Textbook Manager:  210-805-5870 

Fax: (210) 829-6057


Veteran Affairs

  • The UIW Center for Veteran Affiars employs a dedicated stuff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at (210) 832-2154 or e-mail
  • This office is located in the Student Engagement Center.
  • Hours of operation include 8:00am-5:00pm M-F.

*The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to provide veterans with dedicated resources to assist with meeting their education goals. In fact, UIW has been recognized as a Best for Vets and Military-Friendly School because of our efforts helping veterans and active duty military.

Library Services

The UIW Mabee Library is located in the central part of the main campus. 

  • Graduate Research Librarian: Graduate Research Librarian, Polly McCord, is available to work with graduate students to develop their information literacy and research skills. Group or one-on-one consultations are available. Polly can help with developing a topic, research strategies and evaluating resources.  Contact her at 210-805-5809 or
  • Graduate Support ServicesThe UIW Library works with the Graduate Support Center to provide support services for graduate students, including academic workshops. To find out more about these opportunities to enhance your research skills and knowledge visit GSC.​
  • Graduate Computer Rooms: Graduate students may use two rooms on the first floor (103 and 105) for individual, quiet research and writing.  Students who need to work collaboratively should request a group study room. 

For more information go to:  ​

Social Media

Also be sure to like the Office of Research and Graduate Studies' Facebook Page and Twitter for regular updates:




awardOur orientation awarded the 2014 “National Example of Excelencia” award.