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Orientation Schedule 2018

Schedules for Graduate Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SCHEDULE FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

9-9:45 a.m.

Orientation Registration & Breakfast
Check-in, get your Orientation packet and enjoy breakfast. Meet other new students before the sessions begin.
LOCATION CHANGE: SIMMONS QUAD

10-11 a.m.

Thriving at Brown
Graduate School Dean Andrew G. Campbell and University Senior Leadership provide a warm welcome and essential briefing for new students. See presentation slides.
MacMillan 117 

11-11:30 a.m.

Gender Inclusion at Brown University
Learn about policies and resources dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe environment, where healthy, respectful, and consensual conduct represents the campus cultural norm and gender-based harassment is not tolerated. Time will be reserved for a question and answer period.
MacMillan 117

11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Campus Resource Fair
Learn about resources and opportunities from representatives of offices and groups working with or serving graduate students. See a list and description of participating organizations.
Sayles Hall, Main Green

1-2 p.m.

Cookout Lunch
LOCATION CHANGE: SIMMONS QUAD

2-2:45 p.m.

Graduate Student Council Panel
Organized by the GSC, graduate students will talk about representation and advocacy around campus, and will speak to life as a graduate student at Brown.
Salomon 101, Main Green

3-3:30 p.m. 3:40-4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (see descriptions)
Various campus locations

SCHEDULE FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS

8:15-9 a.m.

Orientation Registration & Breakfast
Registration required. Check-in, get your Orientation packet and enjoy breakfast. Meet other new students before the sessions begin.
LOCATION CHANGE: SIMMONS QUAD

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Thriving at Brown
Graduate School Dean Andrew G. Campbell and University Senior Leadership provide a warm welcome and essential briefing for new students. See presentation slides.
Salomon 101, Main Green

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Gender Inclusion at Brown University
Learn about policies and resources dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe environment, where healthy, respectful, and consensual conduct represents the campus cultural norm and gender-based harassment is not tolerated. Time will be reserved for a question and answer period.
Salomon 101

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Campus Resource Fair
Learn about resources and opportunities from representatives of offices and groups working with or serving graduate students.
Sayles Hall, Main Green

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Cookout Lunch
LOCATION CHANGE: SIMMONS QUAD

1:15-1:45 pm & 3-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (see descriptions)
Various campus locations
2-2:45 p.m.

Graduate Student Council Panel
Organized by the GSC, graduate students will talk about representation and advocacy around campus, and will speak to life as a graduate student at Brown.
Salomon 101, Main Green

3:40-4:10 pm 5th-Year Master's: Introduction to Graduate School
Meet Associate Dean of Master's Education, Shayna Kessel, discuss the 5th-Year Master's experience and academic expectations during this mandatory session. Time will be reserved for questions.
Salomon 001, Main Green

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Getting the Most Out of Advisors and Mentors
Hear about strategies for finding and talking with potential faculty mentors, getting useful feedback and building a strong advising team.
Macmillan 117, 167 Thayer Street
Times offered: 1:15 pm, 3 pm

Distinctive Opportunities
Learn about the range of development opportunities available to Brown graduate students.
Metcalf Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer Street
Times offered: 3 pm, 3:40 pm

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Learn about diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus and how to get involved.
85 Waterman Street, Room 130
Times offered: 1:15 pm, 3:40 pm 

Open Lab: Complete your Academic and Conduct Codes Course
Watson Center for Information Technology (access entrance from Thayer Street through Sciences Park)
Room 267 & 269
Times offered: 1:15 pm, 3 pm, 3:40 pm

Open Lab: Complete your I-9 paperwork
All doctoral students must complete I-9 paperwork by September 1 in order to receive a transitional stipend.
J. Walter Wilson – Brown Business Center, 2nd Floor, 69 Brown Street (access entrance from Waterman Street)
Times offered: 8:30 – 4 pm

TOURS

Navigating Brown and Its History
Learn about the University’s historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade on short walking tours.
Departures at 3:45, 4:20
Meeting Point: In front of Salomon Center for Teaching and Learning, Main Green

Traditional Campus Walk
Includes information on the Main and Front Greens, libraries, gym facilities and student services available in the J. Walter Wilson building.
Departures at 4:00, 4:35 pm
Meeting Point: In front of Sayles Hall, Main Green