2016 Graduate Orientation Schedule

This is a TENTATIVE schedule, please review carefully.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cummings 200 All incoming International MEMs MANDATORY Incoming International MEM Orientation Breakfast & lunch provided. Watch your Dartmouth email for more details

Wednesday, Sept. 7

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cummings 200 All incoming MEMs Scavenger Hunt to learn your way around Thayer School Breakfast provided
12:00 - 2:30 pm Rett's Room MacLean MB01 All incoming students who do NOT hold a degree from a US institution MANDATORY Lunch Writing Workshop for International Students - Interactive, hands-on session.

Thursday, Sept. 8

8:00 - 9:00 am MacLean MB01 All new Thayer international students MANDATORY International Student Check-In - Mandatory for all incoming international students. Watch your email for important Check-In information
9:15 am - 12:00 pm MacLean MB01 All new Thayer students MANDATORY 45 -Minute Small Group Information Sessions See enclosed list to determine which session you are required to attend
10:15 am - 12:30 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All international students who did not previously attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY How to Succeed at Graduate School In the US: Orientation session for new international students Light refreshments
12:30 - 1:30 pm Front Lawn of Thayer School All Thayer School students, faculty & staff Orientation BBQ
1:30 -2:00 pm Cummings 200 All BE students MANDATORY BE Information Meeting
1:45 - 2:45 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All new students who did not previously attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY Computer Network Orientation
3:00 - 5:00 pm Life Sciences Ctr., Room 100 All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Building a Respectful Community - this session will cover policies related to creating a safe and positive Dartmouth experience
5:00 - 6:00 pm TBD All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students School of Graduate & Advanced Studies BBQ
6:00 - 8:00 pm Filene Aud, Moore Hall All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Ethics Panel Discussion with Aine Donovan, Exec. Director of Dartmouth's Ethic Institute will facilitate and interactive discussion. This is a fun event where you will get to know more of the people on campus who can help you, and also your fellow students in the different graduate programs at Dartmouth. (Before the discussion be sure to watch the Nova special listed in email you received over the summer.)

Friday, Sept. 9

8:30 - 10:00 am Cummings 200 All new MEM students Breakfast with the Directors
10:00 - 11:30 am Cummings 200 All BE students MANDATORY Building a Respectful Community - this session will cover policies related to creating a safe and positive Dartmouth experience
10:00 - 11:30 am MacLean MB01 All new students who did not previously attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY Dartmouth 101 - What you need to know about Dartmouth and Thayer School. This session is for incoming non-Dartmouth students conducted by current Thayer students. Light refreshments
12:30 - 2:30 pm Life Science Ctr. Room 100 All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY First Year Graduate Student Orientation session for new Thayer School and Graduate Studies students
2:30 - 3:30 pm Dick's House 5 Rope Ferry Road Any new student with questions about their medical information and/or immunizations Pre-matriculation medical information check and immunizations if needed. During this time you can meet with a member of the Medical Records staff to resolve any outstanding issues regarding your medical information and immunizations. Required immunizations will be available
3:50 -4:50 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 Any new student who has not previously attended a Thayer Safety Seminar MANDATORY Safety Seminar - For more information or to check the "Safety Training Records Database" if you are questioning whether or not you need to attend go to engineering.dartmouth.edu/safety/#training
6:00 - 8:00 pm MacLean Atrium All new and continuing students DSE Friday Beers - Please join new and existing Thayer students for snacks and drinks sponsored by the Dartmouth Society of Engineers and the Annual Giving and Alumni/ae Relations Office

Monday, Sept. 12

All-day   All students Fall term classes begin
12:00 - 2:00 pm Tuck Mall '53 Commons (Rain location) All Dartmouth students, faculty & staff Community Lunch Gathering
5:00 - 6:00 pm Jackson Conf. Room All new MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Meeting with Prof. Brian Pogue, Director, MS & PhD Programs
6:00 - 7:00 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All new students Dinner and Slideshow of the "action" photos you shared with us

Tuesday, Sept. 13

4:00 - 4:45 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 MANDATORY for anyone who may TA during the 16/17 year Teaching Assistant Orientation
Friday, Sept. 16
Trip/Hike - to be determined

 

Important Notes