New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is mostly being conducted online. All new students enrolling in the masters and doctoral programs (including students moving from the MWS program into the DWS program) are expected to complete Orientation, which is designed to facilitate community-building, train students in research techniques, and equip them to use the technological tools required for IWS.

New students should do the following:

  1. Complete the Pre-Orientation Check-in paperwork via populi (new students will receive an email notification from Populi).
  2. Complete the New Student Orientation Course via Canvas (students will receive an invitation email from Canvas).
  3. Plan to arrive on Wednesday by 11:30 a.m. Lunch will not be provided.

A detailed schedule will be posted closer to the Intensive. If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please contact the Director of Admissions at