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August/September 2020 | Online Offerings

Exact dates and times are subject to change. Most sessions will be available through our online platform, Accelevants. You should have received information on setting up an Accelevents account on August 21, 2020. If not, please email [email protected] All sessions will be recorded to allow viewing at alternate times in the Accelevents platform. You may submit questions ahead via this form.

Check out: Your First 14 Days in Providence with Quarantine Resources.

Non-degree students should choose to attend either the PhD or Master's sessions, whichever is more relevent to their course of study.

Intro to Accelevents - A quick how-to tutorial.

  • Welcome to Brown
    Watch on August 31

  • *Virtual Campus Tour - NEW
    1) In your App Store: Download "Brown University Guides" by Guidebook.
    2) Select  and download the Brown University Graduate School Virtual Tour.
    3) In the top left corner, click on the three lines and select the Campus Tour or Audio Tour.

Monday, August 31

  • Mandatory Session: Thriving at Brown for Master's Students
    August 31 | 9 - 9:30 am
  • Mandatory Session: Thriving at Brown for PhD Students
    August 31 | 9 - 9:30 am

  • Professional Development for Master's Students
    August 31 | 9:45 - 10:15 am
  • Social: Networking Session for PhD Students
    August 31 | 9:45 - 10:15 am

  • Professional Development for PhD Students
    August 31 | 10:30 - 11:15 am
  • Social: Networking Session for Master's Students
    August 31 | 10:30 - 11:15 am
  • Mandatory Session: Gender Inclusion at Brown University (all students)
    August 31 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Social: Scavenger Hunt
    August 31 | 4 pm

Tuesday, September 1

  • Resource Fair
    September 1 | 9 - 11 am

  • Mandatory Session: Affirming our Values
    September 1

  • Graduate Student Council (GSC) Panel
    September 1 | 12 - 1 pm

  • You Are Your Union
    September 1 | 1:45 pm

  • Social: Trivia Night
    September 1 | 6 pm

Wednesday, September 2

  • Graduate School Distinctive Opportunities (Master’s Students)
    September 2 | 9 - 9:45 am
  • Getting the Most Out of Advisors and Mentors (PhD Students)
    September 2 | 9 - 9:45 am

  • Graduate School Distinctive Opportunities (Doctoral Students)
    September 2 | 10 - 10:45 am
  • Getting the Most Out of Advisors and Mentors (Master's Students)
    September 2 | 10 - 10:45 am

  • Wellness at Brown
    September 2 | 11 am - 12 pm

  • Getting to Know Providence
    September 2 | 12:15 - 1 pm

  • The First Generation Graduate Student Experience at Brown
    September 2 | 1:15 - 2 pm

Tuesday, September 8

2020 Opening Convocation
12:00 pm | Watch online

Thursday, September 10

Navigating Brown University Libraries: Support for your research and teaching in the Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences
12:00 pm

Subject librarians provide an overview of the Brown University Libraries and describe discipline-specific resources in this one-hour workshop with sessions for the Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Registration required.