2017 Orientation Schedule
2017 Orientation Dates: Wednesday, September 6 to Friday, September 8
ESL Classes: Thursday, August 24 to Tuesday, August 29
Speaking, writing & beyond - English boot camp by Graduate Studies and the Rassias CenterSummary: English language course focusing on pronunciation and Grammar skills. Participants get selected by their departments (in which case participation is mandatory).Date: August 24 - 29Time: TBALocation - TBA
Wednesday, September 6
- Lab Safety - 8:30am-4pm
For first year students in MCB, Biology/Ecology, Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine and Psychology and Brain Sciences. Mandatory session.
- Lab Safety -1:30pm-4pm
For Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics. Mandatory session.
Thursday, September 7
- International Students Orientation -10:15am to 12:30pm
Location: Thayer School-Spanos Auditorium.
- Building a Respectful Community -3:30pm-5pm
- Graduate School BBQ -5pm-6pm
- Ethics Panel -6pm-8pm
All incoming students are required to attend this interactive panel on professional ethics. The purpose of the panel is to engage you in a discussion about some of the complex ethical issues that face professionals conducting research today, whether your area of study is in the sciences, the social sciences, or the humanities. Over the summer, we are asking you to spend 55 minutes watching a Nova special, the “Secret of Photo 51,” that touches on these issues.
Friday, September 8
- Health Services Orientation -9am-12pm
Location: Dick’s House, 7 Rope Ferry Road
Immunizations and Pre-matriculation Medical Information Check.
- First Year Graduate Student Orientation -12:30pm-2:30pm
** Please bookmark this page as we will be adding more events, classes, and sessions to the schedule.