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Fall 2015 Department Orientation Schedules

The Fall 2015 Orientation schedule is still in process, so check back frequently for updates. If your department is not listed here, please contact your department directly.

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Department Date Details
New Graduate Student Orientation Tuesday, August 25, 2015


New Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation Tuesday, August 25, 2015


International Graduate Student Orientation  TBA For more details, please contact ISSS, International Student and Scholar Services
Asian and Asian American Studies TBA TBA
Anthropology Thursday, August 27, 2015

12:30pm in Science 1 (S1) - 140

Art History Thursday, August 27, 2015

Luncheon 12:00 - 1:00 in Fine Arts (FA) - 218

Individual Advising Sessions 1:00 - 3:00 in Fine Arts (FA) - 305

Registration 1:00-3:00 in Fine Arts (FA) - 219

(Advising and registration time slots to be determined during luncheon)

Biology TBA TBA
Biomedical Engineering  Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:00-3:00 p.m., ITC Biotechnology Building (BI) - 2504

Friday, August 28, 2015

Contact department for further details 
Community and Public Affairs Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2-4 pm in Downtown Center (DC) - 120 A&B
Comparative Literature Thursday, August 27, 2015 Luncheon Provided. From 12:00-1:00 PM, Library Tower (LT) - 1506
Computer Science Monday, August 24, 2015 12:30-2:30 in Lecture Hall 14.  Fall course offerings will be provided for your selection preference.  The department will register you prior to the start of classes.
Economics Main Orientation Event: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The main orientation event for all new students is to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 12:30-2:30pm in Library North (LN) - 1120.
The Economics Department has several additional orientation events, dates, and resources, and will provide a schedule some time in July.

Education, School of (New Masters Students)



Education, School of (New Doctoral Students) TBA


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MS, MEng and Graduate Accelerated: 9:30-10:30am in Engineering Building (EB) - 110

PhD: 10:30-11:30am in Engineering Building (EB)- 110

TA: 1:00-2:00pm in Engineering and Science Building (ES) - 2344 (Hugo Conference Room)

English Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:30-2:00 in Library North (LN) - 2401 (English Department Conference Room)
Geography Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28. 2015

Old Johnson Building (OJ) - 101

Contact department for further details

Geology Thursday, August 27, 2015 Luncheon Provided, 12:30-1:30, Science 1 (S1) - 145 
History Thursday, August 27, 2015 Luncheon, 12:00-1:30, Library North (LN) - 1106 (IASH Conference Room)
Management, School of TBA TBA
Mathematical Sciences TBA TBA
Mechanical Engineering Thursday, August 27, 2015

11:00-2:00 in Engineering and Science Building (ES) - 2008

Music Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26:
Music Theory Placement Exam: 11-1, in Fine Arts FA-170
Music History Placement Exam: 2-4, in Fine Arts FA-170

Thursday, August 27:
Luncheon at 12 Noon (Location TBD, Contact Cheryl McGowan)

Nursing (Decker School of Nursing/DSON) Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Academic Building A (AA) - G008
Philosophy (SPEL) Thursday, August 27, and Friday, August 28 2015

Thursday: 11-12 New Student Orientation in University Union UU-108, 12-1 Luncheon in UU-108, 1-4, Individual Advising Meetings with Director of Graduate Studies in Library Tower LT-1203

Friday: 9:30-11:30, SPEL Orientation for new Teaching Assistants in Library Tower LT-1210, Breakfast Provided

Physics Thursday, August 27, 2015 Orientation and Luncheon, 12:00pm in University Union (UU) - 111
Political Science Wednesday, August 26, Thursday, August 27, and Friday, August 28 2015 10am-2pm in the Library North, Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities Conference Room (IASH Conference Room) - LN 1106
Psychology Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:00-3:00 p.m. in University Union (UU) - 120; Lunch provided
Public Administration Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., University Downtown Center (DC) - 220A/B (TENTATIVE)
Social Work New Student Field Orientation: Monday, August 24, 2015
New Student Orientation: Friday, August 28, 2015
Monday and Friday, 9:00-4:00 PM in Downtown Center (DC) - 120 A&B
Sociology Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:00am in Library Tower (LT) - 310
Student Affairs Administration Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2-4pm in Downtown Center 120 A&B. Refreshments will be served.
Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Monday, August 24, 2015

3-5pm in Engineering Building (EB) - 110

Theatre TBA TBA
Writing Initiative TBA TBA
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Last Updated: 6/26/15