Sign Up for Orientation
The University offers an online orientation. Sign up here.
The Graduate School also hosts an in-person orientation. Tour the UNO campus and meet the staff in the Graduate School and other offices. They will be your partners throughout your time here, and they'll help guide you every step of the way. Orientation is also a great time to learn about all of the resources available to you-including financial aid and scholarships.
Register here for the in-person orientation.
International students on F-1 or J-1 visas must attend an orientation held by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).
Submit Your Immunization Records
All UNO students are required by Louisiana law to provide proof of immunization. Visit the Student Health Services website for more information and a list of FAQs.
Register for Classes
Go to the Graduate School's registration page to learn more about signing up for classes and how to search the University Catalog. You'll also find a step-by-step guide to WebSTAR, the online portal you'll use to register each semester. Please note: Only 5000-level and above courses count toward your graduate degree. Also, nine hours is considered full time in fall and spring.
Get Your Privateer ID Card
While on campus, you can pick up your Privateer ID. This card allows you to access the UNO library and computer labs, attend athletic events at no cost and work out in the fitness center. You can also use your ID to set up a meal plan.
Set Up Your UNO Email Account
Be on the lookout for a "welcome to UNO email." It contains important information about how to set up your official university account. If you don't receive an email from us-or if you have questions about the process-please contact the Help Desk.
Pay for On-Campus Parking
You'll need a parking pass if you plan on driving to campus. You can pay online through WebSTAR or in person at the Office of the Bursar. After you've paid, you can go to the Campus Police Office to pick up your decal. Be sure to have your car registration, proof of insurance and receipt of payment with you. Learn more here.
Start Direct Deposits for Stipends
You can have your graduate assistant stipends sent to your bank account through direct deposit. Click here to download the form.
Sign Up for Emergency Notices
UNO has an emergency communications system that allows you to receive important information instantly. The notification system requires no additional software, and your contact information will not be sold to third-party marketers. Register now.
Sign Up for Handshake
Sign up for Handshake, Career Services database for employment.
Sign Up for 504ward
Sign up for 504ward, a service of the New Orleans Business Alliance, to receive weekly updates of events for professionals in the metro area.