grad student resource fair


Each 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.


All Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

International Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

International Graduate Student Orientation is presented in coordination with the International Student Orientation Week put on by the Office of International Affairs


New Student Orientation and Graduate Employee Training

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Straub Hall


Time & Place




Straub 156

Pre-Orientation Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Presentation


Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation

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


Straub 1st Floor Foyer

Registration Opens


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


EMU Green on the ‘O’


Resource Fair

Lunch With Your College

EMU Green on the ‘O’

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


Straub 156



Graduate School Interim Dean Hodges, Vice-President Pittard and President Schill



Straub 156

Rehearsals for Life


Abigail Leeder, Office of the Dean of Students

& 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.


Straub 156

Title IX and Addressing Equity


Darci Heroy, Title IX Coordinator, Student Life

Missy Matella, Assistant General Counsel

We will review UO policies and discuss effective responses.


10 Min Break


Straub 156

Critical Student Services Panel


Shawn Sorenson, Health Center

Shelly Kerr, Counseling Center

Hilary Gerdes, Accessible Education Center

Jennifer Hudson, Conflict Resolution

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


Concurrent Session1:

Graduate Employee Training

Straub 156

Graduate Employees


Peter Fehrs, Human Resources

Sandy Weintraub, Office of the Dean of Students

Jim Blick, Office of the Registrar

Glen Morris, GTFF

Human Resources; Student Conduct; FERPA; GTFF Insurance;

Straub 145

First Year Fellows and Raymund Fellows

Nancy Willcox-Trent, Graduate Internship Program

Stipends and Benefits; 

Straub 251

Training Grant Fellows

Carrie Chesbro, Sponsored Projects Services


Stipends and Benefits; 


10 Min Break


Concurrent Session 2:



Straub 156

Straub 145

Straub 245

Teaching Preview

Lee Rumbarger

Jason Schreiner

Josh Snodgrass

Helen Chu

Ron Bramhall

Elly Vandergrift

Sierra Dawson

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.

Straub 251

Straub 252

First Time Research and Administrative Graduate Employee

Carolyn Craig, Research Compliance Services

Elliott Berkman, Psychology Department

Vidusha Devathali, Office of Research

Tori Byington, Graduate School

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.



New International Student Orientation

International Graduate Student Orientation is presented in coordination with the International Student Orientation Week put on by the Office of International Affairs

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union




10:15 am


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



Graduate School Interim Dean Sara Hodges





Panel: The Graduate School as a Resource

Cortney McIntyre-Trent

Admissions and Communication Manager

Graduate School


Kellie Geldreich

Academic Affairs Manager

Graduate School


Tori Byington, Ph.D.

Professional Development and

Career Planning Manager

Graduate School



UO Student Billing Procedures

Dave Doerksen

Accounts Receivable Supervisor,

Business Affairs Office



Health Care at the UO: Health, Counseling and Testing Center

Shawn Sorenson
Director of Health Promotion,

UO Health Center


Teresa Davis

Insurance Opportunities Manager,

UO Health Center


Dr. Jingqing Liu

Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling and UO Counseling and Testing Center 


Libraries and Technology

David Woken

Assistant Librarian, UO Libraries

Nancy Novitski,

Information Services


International Student and Scholar Services

Andrew Shiotani
Assistant Director, International Student & Scholar Services



Mills Center, International Affairs


Yu Lha

Program Manager for Mills International Center

Aleda McMonagle, Special Project Manager

Mills International Center



Language Policy for GTFs Who Are Not Native English Speakers

Trish Pashby

American English Institute





International Student Panel and Dessert



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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