KGI New Student Orientation was held virtually on August 20, 2020. 

If you are a late admit, please watch the New Student Orientation video by clicking here (watch both Part 1 and Part 2). If you have any questions, please email You can also reference the Orientation slides here.

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome from President Schuster, Dean Zdanowicz, and Dean Martinez
9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Orientation expectations by Dean Martinez
9:25 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Student Life
The Claremont Colleges Services and Student Government
9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Navigating Your Graduate Experience and Wellness@KGI
Presented by Student Affairs and Title IX
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program Overview and Expectations
Presented by each program director
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Mixer Lunch with Academic Program
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Technology Support
Registrar and IT
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Drop in Hours:

  • Student Health Insurance
  • KGI Financial Aid
  • KGI Student Accounts
  • KGI Student Affairs