Fall 2017 New Grad Student Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 14   
9:00 a.m.

319 Walker Building       

Orientation Meeting with Grad Program Director Brian King
Complete working papers with Sara Lobb/Denise Kloehr

            

noon

Lunch on your own
    
1:30 p.m.
319 Walker Building  
Orientation Mini-meetings:


• EMS Library with Elise Gown (1:30)
• Student Health Insurance  with Judy Bechman  (1:45)
• Break (2:45)
• Geography Grad Student Representatives (3:00)
• Grad Mentor Committee (3:10)
• 
SWIG (3:20)
• UROC (3:30)
• 
Graduate and Professional Student Association (3:40)
• Department website and communications  with Angela Rogers (4:00)

Tuesday, August 15
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet in 319 Walker for breakfast prior to departure
Local-area field trip with Grad Reps               

Wednesday, August 16   
8:00–10:00 a.m.
Meetings with TA or RA advisers in faculty offices

10:00–10:10
208 Walker Building

Computer labs overview with Bob Hibbert

10:10–noon 
208 Walker Building        
Mandated Reporter Training

noon

Lunch on your own
(Allow time to travel to Bryce Jordan Center)

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center
New Graduate Student Orientation, sponsored by The Graduate School

Thursday, August 17
9:00 a.m.–noon
Meet in 337 Walker Building
Team-building with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (lunch provided)

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Meet outside 302 Walker Building
Photo session with Angela Rogers

                     

2:30–3:30
319 Walker Building
TA 101: A Guide to the Teaching Assistantship

4:00–5:00
319 Walker Building
Teaching tips for new TAs (with experienced TAs)

6:00
Location to be announced
Reception with Department Head

Friday, August 19  
10:00 a.m –noon   
Entry interviews with faculty committees in faculty offices
concurrent with
319 Walker Building
• Laptop clinic: get PSU wireless, printing, etc. working on your own computer with Bob Hibbert and grads
• Photo session II with Angela Rogers

noon–1:30 p.m.   
Lunch on your own


1:30–3:30
319 Walker Building
Faculty presentations  and refreshments