Fall 2016 New Grad Student Orientation Schedule

Day        Time              Event                                                  Location

Monday, August 15    

                10:00 a.m.         Orientation Meeting with Grad Program Officer      319 Walker

                noon                   Lunch on your own    

                1:30 p.m.            Orientation Meetings:                                       
319 Walker

EMS Library with Linda Musser (1:30)

Student Health Insurance  with Judy Bechman  (1:45) 

Graduate Student Association (2:45)

Geography Grad Student Representatives (3:00) 

Grad Mentor Committee (3:10)
SWIG (3:20)
no)Boundaries (3:30)
Office Staff  (3:40)                                        302 Walker

Photo session with Angela Rogers (3:45)         Meet outside of 302 Walker

Tuesday, August 16  

              8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.    Local-area field trip (Grad Reps)               Meet in 319 Walker      

                                                                                                                      for breakfast


Wednesday, August 17   

              Morning               Meetings with TA or RA advisors                          Faculty offices

              1:00–1:10 p.m.    Computer labs overview with Bob Hibbert             208 Walker

              1:10–3:00            Mandated Reporter Training                                208 Walker

              6:00                     Reception with Department Head                        location TBA


Thursday, August 18
             9:00 a.m.–noon    Team-building with Shaver’s Creek Environmental 319 Walker

                                        Center  (lunch provided)                           

             2:30–3:30 p.m.    TA 101: A Guide to the Teaching Assistantship        319 Walker

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


Friday, August 19  

             10:00 a.m –noon    Entry interviews with faculty committees            Faculty offices 

                                                          concurrent with

                                         Laptop clinic —get PSU wireless, printing, etc. working on your own computer
                                                 (Bob Hibbert and grads)                             319 Walker

                                         Photo session II with Angela Rogers                    Meet in 319 Walker

              noon–1:30 p.m.    Lunch (on your own)   

              1:30–3:30 p.m.    Faculty presentations                                        319 Walker