July 27, 2021
GRADUATE STUDENT SUCCESS
Help promote Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation
- The Graduate School was pleased to have 60 participants in the GTA/GRA/GA orientation
and approximately 100 participants in the New Graduate Student Orientation Zoom sessions
on July 20! As a reminder, these sessions are scheduled to be repeated on August 4.
- We also invite new and returning graduate students to join us for a Graduate Student
Experience Welcome session on August 18 (in-person and via Zoom).
- Students can register through the time of the sessions to receive Zoom access. The
Graduate School’s sessions on July 20, August 4, and August 18 are being recorded.
Students who are unable to join live do not need to register. Recordings will be made
available to all students, and we will share information about accessing the recordings
through our communication channels.
- Several other welcome and orientation activities are being offered by other units.
Details about all activities for graduate students can be found on the Graduate School’s
Graduate Student Ambassadors are welcoming connection for prospective students
This summer, the Graduate School welcomed nine new graduate student ambassadors, bringing
the total to 21 ambassadors. Our ambassadors are a diverse group of masters and doctoral
students. They represent 18 graduate programs across six academic colleges and come
from six states in the U.S. and seven countries outside the U.S. Most ambassadors
are studying on K-State’s Manhattan campus, but a few are in online or Olathe Campus
programs. Some ambassadors are first generation students, non-traditional students,
parents, or veterans. These students play a valuable role in serving as a welcoming
point of contact for prospective and incoming students by responding to email inquiries
about the K-State graduate student experience and providing campus tours. Meet the
Graduate Student Ambassadors!
August 13 summer graduation deadline approaching
Masters and doctoral students planning to graduate in Summer 2021 must complete all
requirements by August 13. Students and their major professors are encouraged to refer
to the Graduate School’s graduation checklist for summer 2021 to make sure all requirements are completed to graduate in August.
GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Graduate Applications Processing
The deadline for departments to recommend admission for international applicants for
Spring 2022 is September 1, 2021 for individuals who are living outside of the United
States or for applicants who are currently enrolled at an institution in the United
States who plan to travel outside of the USA prior to January 2022. The deadline to
recommend those who are currently in the USA and do not plan on traveling outside
the USA is October 1, 2021.
Save the date for Fall Semester Brown Bags
All Brown Bags will be held from 11:30am-12:30pm and will be in-person with an option
to attend via Zoom.
- September 21, 209 Union
- October 19, Konza Room Union
- November 15, 209 Union
- December 13, 209 Union
UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES
View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate
program contact staff, and graduate faculty. Graduate students receive a weekly email
on Mondays from the Graduate Student Council. Information about student events and opportunities are also shared here to keep
graduate program administrators, faculty, and staff informed.