New Student Information

Welcome New Graduate Students! Below is a link to the Plant Pathology New Student Informaiton Guide.  In the guide you will find information about housing, Madison, orientiation, benefits, enrollment, etc.  This guide is intended to be a general overview of program requirements.  For a complete listing of program requirements please visit the Handbooks & Forms webpage.  For additional information on building resources, HR, IT, etc., please visit the Russell Labs Knowledge Base (KB).

New Student Guide

  • General questions: your assigned faculty advisor (if you don’t know who this is, look in your student center) or the major chair.
  • Issues with advising holds or need authorization for independent study: Student Services Coordinator Allee Hochmuth or Laurie Ballentine (


The department of Plant Pathology and the Russell Labs Administrative Hub will provide a number orientation events that are strongly recommended for all new students.  Incoming fall PhD and MS students will receive email communication in spring and summer about late-August orientation events. Students starting the graduate program in spring or summer will be contacted about setting up individual orientation meetings. Any questions about orientation events for incoming students should be directed to Student Services Coordinator (Vacant).

Updated 7/19/2019