Graduate Orientation Week
Graduate Orientation Week occurs two weeks before the start of fall term. Hosted by both the Graduate School and the Department of Chemistry, the mandatory orientation activities help incoming graduate students register for their classes, complete their paperwork, integrate into their divisions and learn how to be teaching assistants. Just as important, Orientation Week allows students to get to know each other, their faculty mentors and the senior graduate students with whom they will be spending time. While the events are similar from one year to another, the schedule does vary slightly. As such, rather than posting a schedule online, we send each incoming graduate student a Graduate Orientation Week schedule before they arrive in the fall.