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Graduate CONNECT

The 2014 Graduate School CONNECT schedule will be available in early September. Please review the schedule below for approximate sessions offered.

 

General Graduate School Orientation, Workshops, and Resource Fair

Target Audience: New graduate students

Dean Brenda McComb and the Graduate School team welcome all new graduate students, and strongly encourage them to attend the general orientation and resource fair. Valuable information will be shared and insightful conversations will be had concerning academic and professional expectations of graduate students. New students will meet peers and begin creating long lasting connections. An introduction to student services and other OSU services will be provided. The Resource Fair  will expose students to additional services, both on and off-campus. There will be a range of workshops that will make one’s transition into graduate school easier. Registration is required. All new students should have received an email with an invitation to register. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about registering for this career building event.

Picnic in the Park (Co-sponsored by the OSU Graduate School, CGE, & ASOSU)

Target Audience: All graduate students (new and current) and their families

The OSU Graduate School will be hosting a "Picnic in the Park", co-sponsored by the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) and the Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU), for all graduate students and their families to relax and enjoy an evening with their peers and friends. Registration is required to attend this event. All current and new students and their families are welcome. All students should have received an email with an invitation to register. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about registering for this community building event.

Library Day Workshops

Target Audience: New graduate students

The Valley Library presents an entire day of workshops geared specifically for Graduate Students at OSU.  Topics range from data management to thesis publication tools, library resources to information gathering and survey tools.  Many more are offered as well.

Mandatory Graduate Student International Orientation Dates

Target Audience: All International Graduate Students

 

New International Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation

Target Audience: New International Graduate Teaching Assistants

Orientation sessions will cover the foundations needed for working effectively in classes with OSU students: OSU policies, essential teaching and learning concepts, strategies for communicating effectively with students and more. Whether you're supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture or designing and teaching your own course, we'll have something for you!  This orientation is intended for New International GTAs only, and registration is required.

University Day

Target Audience: The OSU Community (all welcome)

Celebrating the people and achievements of OSU is what University Day is all about!  Visit the expo to learn more about other departments across campus and resources both for you and for students. Meet friends from across campus — and make some new ones — at the free lunch. Learn something new at one of the afternoon sessions. Get inspired about the coming academic year from our keynote speaker and join us in congratulating the outstanding people receiving this year’s awards.

New Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation

Target Audience: All New Graduate Teaching Assistants

Orientation sessions will cover the foundations needed for working effectively in classes with OSU students: OSU policies, essential teaching and learning concepts, strategies for communicating effectively with students and more. Whether you're supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, or designing and teaching your own course, we'll have something for you!  This orientation is intended for ALL new GTAs, including international GTAs, and registration is required.

Multicultural Graduate Student CONNECT

Target Audience: All Graduate Students, Staff, and Faculty

 Oregon State University graduate students are invited to attend the Multicultural Grad CONNECT, a reception that provides resources and networking opportunities to support your success.  “Multicultural CONNECT” supplements departmental orientations and is an opportunity for incoming underrepresented graduate students to meet current underrepresented graduate students, staff and faculty from other departments.  This event is open for all OSU graduate students, especially those who define themselves as students of color and LGBTQ students. Light refreshments will be served.

Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) -- Welcome Back BBQ

Target Audience: All graduate students and their families

Join CGE for our Welcome Back BBQ! We'll be celebrating the new academic year with food, drink, live music, and games!   This event is open to all graduate students and is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event.  All food and drinks are provided, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food options. The Coalition of Graduate Employees is the labor union representing OSU’s Teaching & Research Assistants.  CGE represents the interests and rights of OSU’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. We strive to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) -- Open House

Target Audience: All graduate students

Questions about your employment contract? Want to pick up your free member tee shirt? Still not sure what CGE is?  Come to the CGE Open House to meet the officers of CGE for answers to your questions or just to chat!  Light refreshments will be provided. The Coalition of Graduate Employees is the labor union representing OSU’s Teaching & Research Assistants.  CGE represents the interests and rights of OSU’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. We strive to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

OTHER

Department/Program Specific Orientations for Graduate Students

Information on departmental/program orientations can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-OuESafW_E565xTP5p8O-ukdR-tzpSER874E2Ua3keA/pub

Other University CONNECT Activities:

We encourage all graduate students to check out other CONNECT and welcome back activities occurring around the OSU campus and Corvallis community from Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th. Activities include orientations to Disability Access Services (DAS), the Corvallis Fall Festival, multiple cultural center events, and various other social activities.

Information on all CONNECT activities can be found on the right hand menu (Schedule of Events) at: http://connect.oregonstate.edu/

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
B009 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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