College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Student Resources > Graduate > New Student Orientation

Welcome to the School of Public Service!

​​​This orientation will help you get started as a new student, provide you with helpful resources, and answer many of your initial questions as you begin your program.

The SPS faculty and staff look forward to working with you!

  • Courses and Schedules
    • The who, what, when, where and how of courses with SPS.
  • Registration
    • Step-by-step guide to find classes at SPS. Remember to choose the proper quarter, "Graduate" courses, in the College of "Liberal Arts & Social Sciences" and look for "MPS" courses.
  • First Steps
    • Six steps total - some simple and some that need preparation. 
  • FAQs
    • Many questions on topics from Study Abroad to UPass answered!
  • Online Student Orientation
    • How our Online community differs from our traditional orientation.

The School of Public Service has many opportunities for students to explore with events, affiliates, honor societies and more! Orient yourself with the information below and stay current by looking through our website and following us on Facebook and Twitter!