Orientation 2019

Orientation dates for 2019 are September 11,12, and 13 -- more details to come!

More events being added -- stay tuned!

Orientation 2019


ESL Training dates: Wednesday, August 28 - Sunday, September 1. 

Wednesday, September 11

  • Lab Safety: 8:30am-1pm
    Location: Dartmouth Hall, Room 105
    For first year students in MCB, Biology/Ecology, Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Brain Sciences, and students in the QBS program.  Mandatory session.

Thursday, September 12

  • International Students Orientation: 10:15am to 12:30pm
    Location:  Thayer School-Spanos Auditorium. 
    Mandatory session.
  • Building a Respectful Community: 3:30pm-5pm
    Location: Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center
  • Graduate School BBQ: 5pm-6pm
    Location:  Life Sciences Center Lawn
  • Ethics Panel: 6pm-8pm
    Location:  Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center.
    Mandatory session.
    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 13

  • 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
    Location: Arvo Oopik Auditorium Life Sciences Center.
    Mandatory Session.