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Spring 2017 Orientation for Graduate Students/GTAs/GRAs

Throughout the week of January 9-13, 2017, a variety of welcome and orientation activities, sponsored by the Graduate School and International Student and Scholar Services, are scheduled for NEW and CURRENT graduate students prior to the start of the spring semester on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Some sessions are required for new students and students with teaching responsibilities.

Advance registration is requested for many of the sessions and activities sponsored by the Graduate School and International Students and Scholarship Services. The deadline to register is January 6, 2017. 

It is very important for all new international students to check in with International Student and Scholar Services (104 International Student Center) and the Graduate School (103 Fairchild Hall) upon their arrival to K-State.  Review  the International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) website for detailed and valuable information about check-in procedures, required orientation sessions and other welcome and orientation activities for international students.

NEW AND CONTINUING GRADUATE STUDENTS who will be employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), or Graduate Assistant (GA) for the first time in Spring 2017 need to attend the session offered on January 11, “ You're Hired! Expectations, Payroll, and Benefits for NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs”.

NEW AND CONTINUING GRADUATE STUDENTS who will be employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) also need to attend the January 12 session, “Orientation for Graduate Students with Teaching Responsibilities”.

Additional information on both sessions can be found on the Graduate School Orientation webpage.

ALL NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS, including those who previously earned an undergraduate degree at K-State, are very strongly encouraged to attend the orientation offered by the Graduate School, Wednesday, January 11, which will provide information unique to graduate study.

We recommend scheduling a campus tour during the week of orientation at a time when your attendance is not required at other orientation activities.  Graduate Student Ambassadors provide year-round walking tours of the K-State Manhattan campus that highlights areas of interest to graduate students. Learn more about campus tours for graduate students, and make an appointment.

For new Statistics graduate students:

  • Please stop by 101 Dickens Hall to check in.
  • Jianfeng Chen (Jeff), Stats Club President, would enjoy meeting and assisting in coordinating resources for new students.  Please contact him: email: sin16terry@ksu.edu, Office: 008 Dickens Hall.

The Department of Statistics will not be hosting Orientation activities for the spring 2017 semester