Carnegie Mellon University

Session 1: All New Graduate Students
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The first part will be attended by all entering students via Zoom. Please check your email for link access. 
9:00AM 

Welcome to CEE!
Department Head Dave Dzombak

9:30AM  Faculty and Staff Introductions
10:00AM  Getting Started in the CEE Graduate Program 
David Vey and Melissa Ritchie
10:45AM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CEE
Members of the CEE DEI Committee
11:00AM  Our Community
Student Panel

 

Session 2: On-Campus 

The second part will be held on-campus in three sections, your in-person session will be determined by your last (family) name. 

All students are required to attend both of their assigned sessions (Zoom and in-person). 

Questions about orientation can be directed to Melissa Ritchie

Session 2: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

MS Students - Last/Family Name: A-K

1:00 – 2:00 PM

CEE Check-In Fair 
Check In, Transcript Collection, Form Collections, Administrative Questions, etc.
David Vey and Melissa Ritchie

  • Student ID Card distribution
  • Student Photos, Mireille Mobley
  • Key Distribution and facilities access, Brian Belowich
  • RA Questions and Forms for PhD students, Cathy Schaefer
  • WorkDay Questions and Forms for PhD students, Jodi Russo
  • Composting and Green Practices, Ron Ripper
  • Real Time Laptop Configuration, Nick Lockwood
  • Pirates Baseball Game Tickets, Heather Cain
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
2:00 PM

Our Facilities
CEE Tour, Ron Ripper and Brian Belowich

Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
2:45 PM Our Campus
Treasure Hunt (AND PRIZES), Group Activity, New CEE Grad Students
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)

 

Session 2: Thursday, August 26, 2021

MS Students - Last/Family Name: L-P
All New PhD Students

10:00 – 11:00 AM

CEE Check-In Fair 
Check In, Transcript Collection, Form Collections, Administrative Questions, etc.
David Vey and Melissa Ritchie

  • Student ID Card distribution
  • Student Photos, Mireille Mobley
  • Key Distribution and facilities access, Brian Belowich
  • RA Questions and Forms for PhD students, Cathy Schaefer
  • WorkDay Questions and Forms for PhD students, Jodi Russo
  • Composting and Green Practices, Ron Ripper
  • Real Time Laptop Configuration, Nick Lockwood
  • Pirates Baseball Game Tickets, Heather Cain
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
11:00 AM

Our Facilities
CEE Tour, Ron Ripper and Brian Belowich

Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
11:45 AM Our Campus
Treasure Hunt (AND PRIZES), Group Activity, New CEE Grad Students
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
1:00 PM

Information Session for Our New Engineers 
This information session is required for new MS students
who do not hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering
Melissa Ritchie (and TBD faculty member)                                 

Porter Hall A7F
1:00 PM

New PhD Students – Intro to Funding and Research
Required for New PhD students
David Vey
, Cathy Schaefer, Jodi Russo                                        

 

Porter Hall A7E

 

Session 2: Friday, August 27, 2021

MS Students - Last/Family Name: A-K

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

CEE Check-In Fair 
Check In, Transcript Collection, Form Collections, Administrative Questions, etc.
David Vey and Melissa Ritchie

  • Student ID Card distribution
  • Student Photos, Mireille Mobley
  • Key Distribution and facilities access, Brian Belowich
  • RA Questions and Forms for PhD students, Cathy Schaefer
  • WorkDay Questions and Forms for PhD students, Jodi Russo
  • Composting and Green Practices, Ron Ripper
  • Real Time Laptop Configuration, Nick Lockwood
  • Pirates Baseball Game Tickets, Heather Cain
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
11:00 AM

Our Facilities
CEE Tour, Ron Ripper and Brian Belowich

Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)
11:45 AM Our Campus
Treasure Hunt (AND PRIZES), Group Activity, New CEE Grad Students
Tung Au Lab
(PH 107E)