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



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

208 Walker Building

Computer labs overview with Bob Hibbert

208 Walker Building        
Mandated Reporter Training


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


319 Walker Building
TA 101: A Guide to the Teaching Assistantship

319 Walker Building
Teaching tips for new TAs (with experienced TAs)

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

319 Walker Building
Faculty presentations  and refreshments