Fall 2015 Welcome and Orientation Activities for Graduate Students
A variety of welcome and orientation activities are scheduled for new and current graduate students prior to the start of the fall semester (throughout the week August 17-21).
Registration has closed for many of the welcome and orientation activities. Graduate students who need to attend Graduate School orientation activities on August 19 or Orientation for New GTAs, GRAs, and GAs, on August 20 may still attend these activities. However, materials and handouts may not be available for students who did not register by August 12, but these materials may be collected from the Graduate School at a later date.
Graduate students may continue to sign up for campus tours (if space is available). August 19 is the deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistants to register for the GTA orientation (August 20, 9-noon) and for International students to register for the Acclimating to U.S. Graduate-Level Writing Workshop (August 21, 9am-noon).
Graduate School Orientation Sessions and Activities - Wednesday, August 19, 2015
ALL NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS, including those who previously earned an undergraduate degree at K-State, are very strongly encouraged to attend the orientation and informational sessions on August 19, because these sessions will provide information unique to graduate study. We hope new students also will attend the services and resources fair.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS also are welcome to attend the afternoon informational sessions and the services and resources fair.
|Orientation for ALL NEW Graduate Students||Location|
10am-11am Keys to a Successful Graduate School Career
11am-noon Graduate Student Life: Support and Advice from Your Peers
|Informational Sessions for New and Current Graduate Students||Location|
2:30-3:15pm Library Services and Resources for Graduate Students
|K-State and Little Apple Graduate Student Services and Resources Fair|
and Ice Cream Social
For new and current graduate students
View a list of services and resources participating in the fair! (updated August 10)
Students who register to attend the Fair will be entered into a raffle to win a
Orientation Activities for New GTAs, GRAs, and GAs - Thursday, August 20, 2015
|Orientation for New GTAs with Teaching Responsibilities||Location|
Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
**Separate registration is required for this session.**
Please direct questions to Whitney Jeter, email@example.com.
|Orientation for ALL NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs||Location|
Topics covered in this session:
GTAs, GRAs, and GAs need to attend only one of the two sessions
Hosted by: Graduate School
HOWEVER, there is a separate online training related to Title IX titled Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) that ALL students must complete by August 24. Students should have received an email with a link to access the online ASAP training.
Requirements and Optional Activities for International Students
- Check-in at the Graduate School, 103 Fairchild Hall, AND at the International Student Center (ISC) upon arrival to KSU
- Attend International Student Orientation - Monday, August 17
Visit the International Student and Scholar Services website for ISC check-in and orientation schedules and for additional orientation activities for international students.
- Attend Graduate School Orientation - Wednesday, August 19
Acclimating to U.S. Graduate-Level Writing workshop
August 21, 9am-noon, International Student Center
This workshop is designed for international and English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students. It will focus on transitioning to U.S. graduate-level writing expectations and on writing issues and frustrations frequently encountered by ELL and international students. Participants will discuss the impact culture has on writing norms, faculty writing expectations, and much more. They’ll leave the workshop with a greater understanding of cultural expectations around writing and increased confidence about their positions on and contributions to a U.S. university campus.
**Separate registration is required for this session. Registration deadline is August 19**
- August 18 at 10:30am and 1:00pm
- August 20 at 4:00pm
- August 21 at 10:30am
Individual departments or graduate programs may schedule welcome and orientation activities specifically for their graduate students. Please consult with your department or program about activities they have planned for you in addition to the orientation activities listed above.
NOTE: Virtual Orientation does not provide the same information as the on-campus orientation and welcome activities listed above. The Virtual Orientation will provide you with information that is useful prior to your arrival to K-State. New graduate students are highly encouraged to tour the Virtual Orientation AND to attend on-campus orientation and welcome activities listed above.
Distance Student Orientation
VIEW A FULL PDF SCHEDULE OF GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME AND ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES
Questions about Fall 2015 graduate student welcome and orientation activities may be directed to the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6191.