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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:

Thursday & Friday Evenings & Over the Weekend
Meet other graduate students and have fun at a variety of casual activitities and events. Events TBA.

Monday, August 29

Academic Conventions in U.S. Writing for Graduate Students with 
Rachel Toncelli
Two-hour workshops at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Location TBA

Monday, August 29

Slang to Get You Started in the States with Rachel Toncelli 
One-hour workshops at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Location TBA

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