Biology Events

Department Events

11:00am - 5:00pm
Osterhout Theater

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m:  Human Resources and Related Benefits

Human Resources will provide an overview of GA/TA employee benefits and a description of payroll and related forms that must be completed prior to the beginning of the academic year. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m:  Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU)

Graduate and Teaching Assistants (GAs/TAs) employed on the New York State Payroll fall under the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU).  GSEU represents graduate GAs/TAs within the State University of New York system. GSEU will provide information regarding rights and benefits as members of the GSEU bargaining unit. 

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m:  Box Lunch (provided)12:35 p.m. - 12:50 p.m:  Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

12:50 p.m. - 1:30 p.m:  New Graduate Students: Strategies for Success in Graduate Programs

This session will examine the pathways for success in Graduate School and University-wide resources that are available to enrich your experience at Binghamton University and ensure the timely completion of your graduate degree. Additional time will be devoted to issues relating to academic integrity, confidential problem solving, managing your enrollment, and teaching resources on campus. 

 1:35 p.m. - 2:20 p.m:  Faculty Panel: Tips from Faculty

There are different types of assistantship appointments depending on your discipline, type of funding, expertise, and academic standing. This session will address specific duties associated with your appointment to help you get started this semester and provide some general advice from our distinguished faculty. 

 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m:  Student Panel: Learn about Binghamton University from Current Students

Fellow graduate students will provide practical tips for success and share their knowledge about Binghamton University. These experienced and award-winning TAs also have a wealth of information regarding TA duties and responsibilities, practical tips for teaching, and experiences that may help you resolve issues that often arise in the classroom. 

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m:  Breakout Meetings for New Graduate Students: Insight and Advice from Ambassadors  (Location: Fine Arts Building, Rooms TBD)

The breakout meetings will offer some insight on graduate experience and provide information to help you become familiar with the university.

 4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m:  Campus Walking Tours  (Location: Clock Tower)

Take a brief tour of campus to see what resources are available to you as a Binghamton University graduate student. Tours will depart from the Clock Tower outside of the University Union.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Science 3, Room 215(Lunch), Room 214(Meeting),
Invitees: F20 Incoming Graduate Students Attendance is expected 1:30 breakout session for MA students with Prof. Tammariello