Orientation-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2014 University-wide Graduate Student Orientation

The Carnegie Mellon University-wide Graduate Student Orientation will take place on August 11-13, 2014 and provide information about university-level services, programs and resources beyond your department. Attendance is highly recommended. It is your chance to meet administrators and student leaders who are focused on the graduate student experience at Carnegie Mellon. All events are free, including the Cook-out and the Ice Cream Social.

REGISTRATION: Please register by August 7, 2014.

New Student Action Items

In preparation for your arrival and time here at Carnegie Mellon, there are several items that you SHOULD begin addressing PRIOR to your arrival!

If You Are an International Student

International graduate students are required to participate in an additional orientation hosted by the Office of International Education on the morning of August 12. There is no cost associated with the OIE Orientation.  Visit the Office of International Education website for more information.


Graduate Orientation 2014 - Schedule

Monday, August 11, 2014

9:30am

Ph.D. Student Address
9:45am Ph.D. Student Resources
10:45am Carnegie Mellon: A look back to understand our values of today (Ph.D. students)
11:45am Ph.D. Networking
1:00pm University Welcome
2:30pm Carnegie Mellon: A look back to understand our values of today (Master’s Students)
Ph.D. Students and Teaching
3:45pm Graduate Student Resources for Master’s students (Master’s Students)
Ph.D. Students and Research at CMU


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8:00am - 3:00pm Welcome and required sessions for ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Visit the Office of International Education website for more information.

CAMPUS TOURS WILL BE OFFERED FOR ALL STUDENTS EARLY AFTERNOON
3:00 - 5:00pm Resource Fair (for all Graduate Students!)
5:30pm Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Cook-out (hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, etc.)  (Partners and families invited)


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All graduate students will be able to choose one session to attend in each of the following time slots:

12:30-1:25 pm

1:30-2:25 pm

2:30-3:25 pm

3:30-4:25 pm

4:30-5:25 pm

Some of the topics/resources include:

•    University Libraries
•    Student Health Insurance
•    Career & Professional Development Center
•    The HUB & Financial Life of Graduate Students
•    Resources for Maintaining Health & Balance
•    University Health Services & Counseling and Psychological Services
•    Tenant’s Rights
•    Living in Pittsburgh
•    Partner & Family Student Panel
6:00pm Ice Cream Social with Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)
(Partners and families invited)


For more information about the University-wide Student Orientation, please address questions to grad-ed@cmu.edu.