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International Graduate Student Orientation 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Check-in and Breakfast
Sayles Hall, Main Green

Pick up your nametag and seating assignment and enjoy a light breakfast. 

10:00-11:15 a.m.

Orientation Begins
Part I: Welcome to Brown
Part II:  Academic Life, Resources and Expectations
Salomon 101, Main Green

11:15-11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions on Academic Life, with Lunch in Peer-Led Groups

Master’s Students: Sayles Hall, Main Green
Doctoral Students: Kasper Multipurpose Room

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break

1:45-4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

Staying Legal – Immigration 101
Campus Life at Brown and Beyond

Master’s Students: Sayles Hall
Doctoral Students: Kasper Multipurpose Room

4:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Council Ice Cream Social (optional)
Vartan Gregorian Quad, 103 Thayer Street
(Rain plan: Josiah’s )

Friday, August 26, 2016: Master's Students
(doctoral schedule below

9:45 a.m.

Light breakfast for master's students
Lobby outside of MacMillan 117, 167 Thayer Street

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Peer Panel: Navigating Graduate Student Life at Brown and in the U.S. for master's students
MacMillan 117

11:10- 11:50 a.m.

Professional and Career Resources for master's students
MacMillan 117

12:00-12:50 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Networking for Success at Brown for master's students
MacMillan 117

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch at International House for master's students
8 Stimson Avenue 

Friday, August 26, 2016: Doctoral Students
(master's schedule above)

8:45 a.m.

Light breakfast for doctoral students
Lobby outside of Metcalf Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer St.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Peer Panel: Navigating Graduate Student Life at Brown and in the U.S. for doctoral students
Metcalf Friedman Auditorium

10:10- 11:15 a.m.

Professional and Career Resources for doctoral students
Metcalf Friedman Auditorium

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch at International House for doctoral students
8 Stimson Avenue 

1:00-1:50 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Networking for Success at Brown for doctoral students
Metcalf Friedman Auditorium

Optional Events:

Informal Activities: Thursday & Friday Evenings and Over the Weekend
Meet other graduate students and have fun at optional informal activities and enrichment opportunities. 

Monday, August 29

Academic Conventions in U.S. Writing for Graduate Students with Rachel Toncelli
(optional; advance registration required)
Sign up via the Writing Center website for a two-hour workshop at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Smith-Buonanno G01, 95 Cushing Street

Tuesday, August 30

Navigating the Brown University Libraries & Support for your research and teaching, with breakout groups for the Life/Physical Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(optional; advance registration required)
Sign up via the Library website for a two-hour workshop at 10:00 am.
Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library (first floor), 10 Prospect Street

Wednesday, August 31

Slang to Get You Started in the States with Rachel Toncell
(optional; advance registration required)
Sign up via the Writing Center website for a two-hour workshop at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno G01, 95 Cushing Street

International Graduate Student Orientation is organized by the Graduate School, the Office of International Student & Scholar Services, and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services.