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Orientation 2017

Graduate Studies Orientation Events

Thursday, August 24th to Tuesday, August 29th - ESL Classes
Speaking, Writing & Beyond - English boot camp by Graduate Studies and the Rassias Center

English language course focusing on pronunciation and Grammar skills.

8am - 5pm daily
217 Dartmouth Hall

Lunch in '53 Commons

Wednesday, August 30th - Intro to Orientation Week, Chemistry
315 Steele

Organic Chemistry Diagnostic Exam

Wednesday, August 30th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
315 Steele

Inorganic Chemistry Diagnostic Exam
Thursday, August 31st
9:00 - 11:00am
315 Steele

Biochemistry Diagnostic Exam
Thursday, August 31st
2:00 - 4:00pm
315 Steele

Physical Chemistry Diagnostic Exam
Friday, September 1st
8:00 - 10:00am
315 Steele

Friday, September 1st - Department of Chemistry Pizza Party
105 The Marx Lounge
Not Mandatory - But a lot of FUN!

Friday, September 1st - Chemistry Office Orientation
220 Burke

Wednesday, September 6th - Lab Safety
1:30 - 4:00pm
Kemeny, Room 007

Thursday, September 7th- Office of Visa and Immigration Services Orientation - MANDATORY SESSION
10:15am - 12:30pm
Thayer School - Spanos Auditorium

Thursday, September 7th - Building a Respectful Community
3:30 - 6:00pm
Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center

Thursday, September 7th - Graduate School BBQ
5:00 - 6:00pm
Life Sciences Center Lawn

Thursday, September 7th - Ethics Panel - MANDATORY SESSION
6:00 - 8:00pm
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 7th & Friday, September 8th - Advising Meetings Department of Chemistry
Faculty Offices - By Appointment Only

Friday, September 8th - Health Services Orientation
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dick's House - 7 Rope Ferry Road
Immunizations and Pre-matriculation Medical Information Check

Friday, September 8th - First Year Graduate Student Orientation - MANDATORY SESSION
12:30 - 2:30pm
Arvo Oopik Auditorium, Life Sciences Center

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