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Fall 2013 Department Orientation Schedules

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Note: New graduate students must also complete virtual orientation.


Department Date Details
Asian and Asian American Studies Mon., Aug. 19 Orientation:  Meet with Graduate Director LSG Room 606, 10:00 a.m.
Anthropology Thurs., Aug. 22

12:30 p.m. - 1:00. Meet and Greet, Science 1, room 140
1:00 - 2:00. Luncheon (provided), Science 1, room 143
2:00 - 3:00. New students meet with Grad Director, Science 1, room 140
3:00 - 4:00. New BioMed students to meet with Dr. Reiber, Science 1, room 140

Art History Thurs., Aug. 22 12:00 p.m. - 1:00. Luncheon (provided), Fine Arts 218
1:00 - 3:00. Individual Advising Sessions, TBA
Bioengineering Thurs., Aug. 22 3:00 - 4:00 New Student Orientation, ITC, Biotechnology Building (BI-2221)
Biology Thurs., Aug. 22 12:00 p.m. - 2:00. Orientation and luncheon, Science 3, room 214
Chemistry Aug. 12 - Aug. 23 Activities planned from August 12th-23rd
Consult department orientation schedule
Comparative Literature Thurs., Aug. 22 Luncheon provided - 12:00-1:00  LT-1506
Computer Science Mon., Aug. 19 Graduate Orientation 12:30-2:00  EB 110
Economics Thurs., Aug. 22  12:00 p.m. Orientation and luncheon, Library North 1120
Education, School of

Wed. Aug. 28 &
Wed. Sept. 4



Fri., Aug. 31

2:30-4:00
4:30-6:30
Masters Program New Student Orientation in AB 124 (only need to attend 1 session)

New Doctoral Student Orientation 9:00 to noon - AB 124

Electrical and Computer Engineering Thurs., Aug. 22 MS students:  1:00pm, ITC Eng & Sci Builiding ES2008
PhD students: 2:00pm, ITC Eng & Sci Building ES2344
English Mon. Aug. 19 11:00 - 1:00, LN 2401
Geography Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 22 and 23 Thurs., Aug. 22
12:00 p.m. - 12:30. Luncheon (provided), Student Services Wing 223
12:30 - 2:30. Meeting, Student Services Wing 206
2:30 - 4:00. Meet with advisors
4:00 - 4:30. TAs meet with Grad Director

Fri., Aug. 23
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All TAs, Student Services Wing, room 223
Geology Thurs., Aug. 22 12:00 p.m. - 2:00. Orientation and luncheon, Science 1, room 145
History Thurs., Aug. 22 Luncheon provided, 12:00-1:30, UU-108
Management, School of Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 22 and 23 Aug. 22 and 23 
MBA Orientation, details TBA

Aug. 22 and 23
MS Accounting Orientation, details TBA
Mathematical Sciences Fri., Aug. 23 Advising 10:00-12:00
Orientation 12:00-1:00, Lunch at 1:00 in LN 2207, Advising 3:00-4:00
MBA Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 22 and 23 Details TBA
Mechanical Engineering Thurs., Aug. 22

New Student Orientation, 10:30 am
ITC Engineering & Science Building, ES2008

Music Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 21 and 22 Wed., Aug. 21
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Placement exams (History)
1:00 - 3:00. Placement exams (Theory)

Thurs., Aug. 22
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and breakout session with professors, President's Reception Room, Anderson Center
Nursing, School of Tues., Aug. 20 Orientation 9:00-2:00
Philosophy (SPEL) Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 21 and 22 Wed., Aug. 21
9:30 a.m. - 11:30. SPEL TA Orientation, Library Tower 1210
12:00 p.m. - 2:00. Meetings with the Director of Graduate Studies

Thurs., Aug. 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New Students Orientation, Library North 1324C
Luncheon followed by meeting with advisors
Physics Thurs., Aug. 22 12:00 p.m. Orientation and luncheon, Science 2, room 144
Political Science Fri., Aug. 23 Orientation 10:00-4:00, LNG 75 (Lunch Provided)
Psychology Thurs., Aug. 22  12:30 p.m. - 1:00. Luncheon (provided), Location - TBA
1:00 - 2:15. Departmental Orientation by Ralph Miller
2:15 - 2:45. Steve Lisman engages new graduate students in dialogue
Public Administration Thurs., Aug. 22 Orientation 9:00-2:30  UDC 220 A&B
Social Work Fri., Aug. 23 New Student Orientation 9:00-4:00
Downtown Center, Room 120 A&B
Sociology Thurs., Aug. 22 10:00am in Library Tower 310, Luncheon reception 11:30-1:00
New students meet with Graduate Director after the luncheon in LT 409
Student Affairs Administration Weds., Aug. 21 Orientation 1:00-4:00 at the Downtown Center - Room 220 A&B
Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Weds., Sept. 11 Details TBA
Theatre TBA  Details TBA
Writing Initiative Mon-Thurs., Aug. 19-22 The Writing Initiative will have its pre-semester orientation for new WRIT 111 instructors Monday-Thursday in UU 111 from 10:00-3:00
Luncheon provided each day
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Last Updated: 8/13/13