Spring 2016 Welcome and Orientation Activities for Graduate Students
Several welcome and orientation activities are scheduled for new and current graduate students prior to the start of the spring semester (throughout the week January 11-15).
Advance registration is required for most of the sessions and activities listed below. Unless noted below, click on "Registration" above to register for all sessions you plan to attend.
The deadline to register is January 6, 2016.
Graduate School Orientation Sessions and Activities - Wednesday, January 13, 2016
ALL NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS, including those who previously earned an undergraduate degree at
K-State, are very strongly encouraged to attend the activities listed below. The orientation will provide information unique to graduate study.
BOTH NEW AND CURRENT graduate students are invited to attend the services and resources fair.
|Orientation for ALL NEW Graduate Students||Location|
1:30pm Keys to a Successful Graduate School Career
2:30-3:30pm Graduate Student Life: Support and Advice from Your Peers
|K-State Graduate Student Services and Resources Fair||Location|
For new and current graduate students
Orientation Activities for New GTAs, GRAs, and GAs - Thursday, January 14, 2016
|Orientation for New GTAs with Teaching Responsibilities||Location|
Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
Please direct questions to Whitney Jeter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Orientation for ALL NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs||Location|
Topics covered in this session:
Hosted by: Graduate School
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
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, January 13 (see schedule above)
Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing workshop
Friday, January 15, 9am-noon, International Student Center
This workshop is designed for international and English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students. It will focus on transitioning to American 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.
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
Questions about Spring 2016 graduate student welcome and orientation activities may be directed to the Graduate School at email@example.com or 785-532-6191.