grad student resource fairEach fall, the Graduate School hosts several orientation events to supplement your academic department’s orientation. These events are a great way to meet graduate students from outside your department and gather some valuable information.



Fall 2017 Orientation:
September 19, 2017
11:30am - 5:00 pm

Straub Hall

Orientation Archive:
2015-2016 Graduate Student Orientation Road Map Booklet





Pre-Orientation GTFF (Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation) Presentation

All Graduate Employees are encouraged to attend this information session and learn about the GTFF health insurance and GTFF membership.



Pick up your name badge, program, and ticket for lunch and additional information at the registration desk.


  • BBQ
  • Resource Fair
  • Lunch With Your College

Join us for a BBQ on the ‘O’, peruse the resource fair and join your colleagues at your College or School’s table.



Graduate School Associate Dean Hodges, Vice-President Alex-Assensoh, Provost Banavar and President Schill


Rehearsals for Life

Rehearsals for Life is a joint project between the UO Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of Students.  The troupe uses their own stories and experiences to find inspiration for their performances and discuss issues of power and privilege.


Title IX and Addressing Equity

We will review UO policies and discuss effective responses.




10 Min Break





Critical Student Services Panel

Health Promotion; Counseling Center; Ombuds Program; Conflict Resolution Services; Accessible Education Center; and Equal Opportunity.


Concurrent Session 1:



Graduate Employees

Human Resources; Student Conduct; FERPA; GTFF Insurance;


First Year Fellows and Raymund Fellows

Stipends and Benefits;


Training Grant Fellows

Stipends and Benefits;




10 Min Break




Concurrent Session 2:



Teaching Preview

UO’s Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) will provide general advice for teaching at UO, introduce the teaching resources TEP offers, and present and analyze classroom scenarios that give participants a chance to imagine how they will navigate the classroom.


First Time Research and Administrative Graduate Employees

This session will provide basic information on the various roles and responsibilities of research and administrative graduate positions and provide various resources for navigating your training and planning your career.

Here are a few brief tips for making sure you get off to a great start:


  1. Each department has a graduate program adviser and a graduate coordinator or secretary.  We strongly urge you to identify these key people - they can be excellent resources.
  2. Obtain any writing materials from your department that describe requirements for satisfactory progress and degree completing.  Keep these items in a permanent file.
  3. Become familiar with the Graduate School's general requirements and policies for all graduate students.
  4. Take a guided tour of campus.  Tours are offered Monday through Saturday.  Call (541) 346-3201 or visit the Office of Admissions web site.
  5. Scan the headlines in your monthly issues of GradPost, our graduate student e-newsletter which will be sent to your UO email address on the first Tuesday of every month.
  6. If you are a new GE make sure to look at the GE Online Orientation.
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