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Orientation 2018

Graduate Studies Orientation Events

Thursday, August 23rd to Tuesday, August 28th - ESL Classes
Speaking, Writing & Beyond - English boot camp by The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and the Rassias Center

English language course focusing on pronunciation and Grammar skills.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Dartmouth Hall

Lunch in '53 Commons

Wednesday, August 29th -  Chemistry Intro to Orientation Week, Chemistry -- MANDATORY SESSION
9:00 am
220 Steele

Organic Chemistry Diagnostic Exam

Wednesday, August 29th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
220 Burke

Inorganic Chemistry Diagnostic Exam
Thursday, August 30th
9:00 - 11:00am
220 Burke

Biochemistry Diagnostic Exam
Thursday, August 30th
2:00 - 4:00pm
220 Burke

Physical Chemistry Diagnostic Exam
Friday, August 31st
8:00 - 10:00am
220 Burke

Friday, August 31st
11:30 am
Kresge Library Orientation - Meet in Kresge Library Learning Center

Friday, August 31st - Department of Chemistry Pizza Party
12:00 pm
105 The Marx Lounge
Not Mandatory - But a lot of FUN!


Wednesday, September 5th  - Lab Safety - MANDATORY
8:30am - 1:00 pm
Carpenter Hall
013 Herb West Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 6th- Office of Visa and Immigration Services Orientation - MANDATORY SESSION
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Thayer School - Spanos Auditorium

Building a Respectful Community
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Location TBD

Graduate School BBQ
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Life Sciences Center Lawn

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center

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.

Thursday, September 6th & Friday, September 7th - Advising Meetings Department of Chemistry
Faculty Offices - By Appointment Only

Friday, September 7th - Health Services Orientation
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dick's House - 7 Rope Ferry Road
Immunizations and Pre-matriculation Medical Information Check

First Year Graduate Student Orientation - MANDATORY SESSION
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center

Monday, September 19th

- TA Panel

3:30-4:30 pm

DCAL 102 Baker Library

For more information and activities please see the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies website.