EDINBURG The University of Texas-Pan American's Office of Graduate Studies will host its annual Graduate Orientation for new students from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Student Union.

The orientation will cover policies and procedures, the financial aid process and services available on campus. The free event also will offer a networking session in the UTPA Ballroom where students can learn more about various University offices and tours of the campus. Refreshments will be provided.

"I encourage all new students to join us on Aug. 25," said Sylvia Aldape, director of the Office of Graduate Studies. "We would like to personally welcome them to UTPA and answer any questions they may have."

To register for the Graduate Orientation, visit the Office of Graduate Studies or email gradschool@utpa.edu. For more information, call Aldape at 956-665-7924.