Orientation 2018

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2018 Orientation Schedule

2018 Orientation Dates: Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, September 7

ESL Classes: Thursday, August 23 to Tuesday, August 28

  • Speaking, writing & beyond - English boot camp by the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and the Rassias Center
    Summary: English language course focusing on pronunciation and Grammar skills. Participants get selected by their departments (in which case participation is mandatory).
    Date: August 23  - 28
    Time: 8-5pm daily
    Location - Dartmouth Hall (lunch in '53 Commons
Saturday, September 1
  • The Town of Hanover/Dartmouth College 9th Annual Community Yard Sale
    Application to be a seller opens on August 1, through the Town of Hanover website. Find everything you need to furnish your apartment/house/room, and much more at the most affordable prices in town.
    Date: Saturday, September 1
    Time: 10 - 2 pm
    Location: Dewey Field Parking lot in Hanover
Tuesday, September 4
  • Outreach Mix and Mingle 5:30pm-7pm
    Location: GRAD Lounge, 4 Currier Place
    Are you interested in outreach activities, but not sure where to start? Have you wanted to mentor, teach, model, create, and inspire a new generation of STEM enthusiasts? Come to our outreach mixer to meet current students participating in a variety of outreach programming, and meet some of our current partners. Registration required.

Wednesday, September 5

  • Lab Safety: 8:30am-1pm
    For ALL first year students in ALL programs. Mandatory session. Location:
    Carpenter Hall 013 Herb West Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 6

  • International Students Orientation: 10:15am to 12:30pm
    Location: Thayer School-Spanos Auditorium.
    Mandatory session.
  • Building a Respectful Community: 3:30pm-5pm
    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 7

  • 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.
  • Graduate Student Activities Fair: 2:30pm
    Location: Life Sciences Lawn Rain Location: TBD
    Are you  new to campus and want to join a club but aren’t sure where to start? Are you a current graduate student who wants to meet new people and try new things? Come to the Graduate Student Activities Fair! Here you can learn more about all of the clubs and organizations that are in the Dartmouth community and sign up to join them! There will be snacks and candy available, along with free gifts to those who arrive first. The club/organization with the best decorated table will win a $50 gift card to a place of their choice.

Saturday, September 8

  • Wine and Cheese Mixer: 8-10:30pm
    Location: Dartmouth Outing Club House, 10 Hilton Field Rd., Hanover NH
    Comeget to know your fellow grad students at the annual wine and cheese party; you'll regret missing this event -- plenty of wine, cheese, and beer to go around!

Monday, September 10

  • TA Panel: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library
    Will you be TAing for the first time this year? Join us to ask questions of a panel of experienced TAs who will talk about their experiences and what they wish they had known before they started.  Also watch for the sign up for TA Orientation in December!

Wednesday, September 12

  • Community Lunch: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location: Tuck Mall
    To celebrate the first day of classes President Phil Hanlon and Gail Gentes host a cookout for the Dartmouth community on Wednesday, September 12, from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. on Tuck Mall. Hamburgers, hotdogs, garden burgers, and more will be served. Music by Reckless Breakfast.

Friday, September 14

  • Happy Hour: 5-7pm
    Location: Grad Student Lounge, 4 Curier Place Ste 102, Hanover, NH
    A new school year has begun! Cheers to us for making it a week -- let's celebrate! Everyone is welcome, with a special invitation to the first year graduate students.

Saturday, September 15

  • 2nd Annual Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee Game:
    Location: Sachem Fields, Sachem Circle, West Lebanon, NH
    Ultimate frisbee is about to get lit! Beginners, intramural legends, friends, family--everyone is welcome!! Come find us at Sachem field. Glow sticks will be provided!