New Graduate Student Orientation and Graduate Employee Mandatory Training

Fall 2019 New Graduate Student Orientations

Preliminary Schedules

Orientation events hosted by the Graduate School are a great way to meet other graduate students and gather valuable information about the University of Oregon .

All Graduate Student Orientation and Mandatory GE Training Schedule 

International Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

Speak Test Information

 

New Graduate Student Orientation and Mandatory Graduate Employee Training

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Time

Location

Title

Description

7:30-8:30 am

 

Straub 1st Floor Foyer

Registration

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

8:30 am

 

Straub 156

University of Oregon Graduate School Welcome

University of Oregon President Michael Schill

Vice-Provost and Dean Graduate School: Janet Woodruff-Borden;

Associate Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion:

 

9:00 am

 

Straub 156

The Graduate School as a Resource

Jered Nagel, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Tori Byington, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Student Opportunities

Lisa Howard, Director of Finance and Administration

Hannah Schneider-Lynch, Admissions and Recruitment Manager

10:00 am

 

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.

11:00 am

 

Straub 156

Pre-Orientation 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.

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Redwood Auditorium

Resource Fair

The Resource Fair offer a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable insight on the various resources on campus. Organizations will range from UO Libraries, child care centers, nutrition, fitness, EMU Craft center, sexual health, and much more.

11:45 am-12:50 pm

EMU Ballroom

BBQ

Lunch With Your College

Join us for a BBQ and join your colleagues at your College or School’s table. Co-sponsored by the GTFF and the University of Oregon Graduate School.

1:00 pm

 

Straub 156

University of Oregon Graduate School Welcome

Vice-Provost and Dean Graduate School: Janet Woodruff-Borden;

1:15 pm

 

Straub 156

Title IX and Addressing Equity

Nicole Commissiong, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of Oregon School of Law

Pete Fehrs, Sr. Labor Relations Coordinator, Human Resource

2:15 pm

 

Straub 156

Accessible Education Compliance

Hilary Gerdes, Accessible Education Center

2:30 pm

 

Straub 156

Graduate Employees Policies and Procedures

Pete Fehrs, Sr. Labor Relations Coordinator, Human Resource

Assistant Dean of Students for Conduct and Operations

Jim Blick, Asst. Registrar, Office of the Registrar

Glen Morris, Benefits Administrator GTFF

3:30 pm

Straub 156

“What I wish I knew then…..” Graduate Employee Panel

Research GE

Teaching GE

Administrative GE

4:00 pm

 

Break

 

4:15 pm

 

Straub 156

Teaching GE Breakout

Karen Matson, Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET)

Jason Schreiner, Teaching Engagement Program (TEP)

4:15 pm

Straub 156

Research GE Breakout

Elliott Berkman, Associate Professor, Psychology

Carrie Chesbro, Sponsored Projects Outreach and Training Manager

4:15 pm

Straub 251

Admin GE Breakout

Lisa Howard, Director of Finance and Administration

Tori Byington, Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Student Opportunities

2 administrative GEs

 

 

 

New International Graduate Student Orientation

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

International Graduate Student Orientation is presented in coordination with International Student Orientation Week and the Office of International Affairs

Time

Location

Title

Description

9:30 am

Redwood Auditorium

Registration

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

10:00 am

Redwood Auditorium

Welcome

Graduate School Dean, Dr. Janet Woodruff-Borden

10:15 am

 

Redwood Auditorium

Panel: The Graduate School as a Resource

Andy Karduna, Graduate School Associate Dean

 

Hannah Schneider-Lynch, Admissions and Recruitment Manager, Graduate School

 

Lisa Howard, Director of Finance and Admin, Graduate School

 

Jered Nagel, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

 

Tori Byington, PhD. Assistant Dean, Graduate School

 

11:00 am

 

Redwood Auditorium

UO Student Billing Procedures

Kathleen Brown, Accounts Receivable Supervisor, Business Affairs Office

11:15 am

Redwood Auditorium

UO Libraries and Technology

Elizabeth Peterson, M.A., Humanities Librarian, UO Libraries 

11:45 am

 

Redwood Auditorium

Language Policy for GEs Who Are Not Native English Speakers

Trish Pashby, Senior Instructor, American English Institute

12:00 pm

 

Redwood Auditorium

LUNCH

 

12:15 pm

 

Redwood Auditorium

International Student Panel and Dessert

TBD

1:00 pm

 

Redwood Auditorium

Visa and Social Security Card Overview

Global Engagement

1:45 pm

 

EMU Green

Welcome Ceremony

Welcome Ceremony for International students hosted by Global Engagement

 

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

  1. Each graduate program has a Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) 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.
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