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Fall 2018 Orientation for New and Returning Graduate Students/GTAs/GRAs

Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17, 2018

All orientation schedules, times and locations are subject to change

Parking-If you plan to park on campus during the week of orientation activities, you must have a campus parking permit, or you may pay for hourly or day-long parking in the parking garage. Visit the Parking Services  website for complete information . 

New and current Statistics graduate students are expected to attend the required orientation sessions that apply to them and are expected to participant in department orientation activities. The Statistics Department does not request registration for department orientation sessions and activities. 

Registration – Graduate School & International Student and Scholar Services Orientations 
Advance registration is requested for most of the Graduate School Orientation and International Student and Scholar Services Orientation sessions and activities listed below. Visit the Graduate School  and International Student and Scholar Services  websites and review the sessions to determine which you need and to register for those sessions.

Monday August 20, 2018, is the first day of class.

Monday, August 13th

Hosted By:International Student and Scholars Services  

Event: Required Orientation for New International Students (Required) 
Time: 8:30 am
Location: 105 Umberger Hall
Who Should Attend: All new International Students (Required)

Other Requirements

  1. Upon arrival to Manhattan, check-in at the Graduate School, 113-119 Eisenhower Hall, AND at the International Student Center (ISC).
  2. Attend Graduate School Orientation – Wednesday, August 16 

Tuesday, August 14th 

Hosted By:Department of Statistics – Interim Department Head-Dr. James Neill, Office Manager-Bonnie Messmer and Stats Club President-Nelson Walker 
Time: 9:30 am – Noon 
Location: 207 Dickens Hall 
Event:Required Statistics Department Orientation for New Graduate Students
Who Should Attend:Department of Statistics New Graduate Students (Required)

  • Welcome to the department (Dr. James Neill, Department Head)
  • Student introductions, and review week’s agenda
  • Paperwork, office, and teaching assignment questions (Bonnie Messmer, Office Manager)
  • Department Handbook
  • Using office equipment, supplies, and general office guidelines
  • K-State Online (KSOL) and KSIS
  • Tour of Dickens Hall (Nelson Walker, Stats Club President)
  • Campus Tour

Wednesday, August 15th

Events listed for Wednesday are Hosted By: Graduate School

Time: 10:30am-noon- You're Hired! Expectations, Payroll and Benefits, for NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: New and ContinuingGraduate Students who are first time GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

Time: 1:30-3:40pm - Welcome and Orientation for ALL NEW graduate students
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: ALL NEW graduate students 

Time: 3:45-5:00pm - Graduate Student Services/Resources Fair
Location: K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: New and returning graduate students


Thursday, August 16th

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) 
Time: 8:00 am – Noon
Location: 1088 College of Business Building
Event: Orientation for Graduate Students with Teaching Responsibilities (Required for new GTAs)
Who Should Attend: New and ContinuingGraduate Students who are first time GTAs. Those who are interested in teaching or would like a refresher are also welcome.

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager 
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 351(Dr. Jager)
Who Should Attend: All Stat 351 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 10:30 am – Noon
Location 207 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 100, 340, and evening 350 GTAs
Who Should Attend: All Stat 100, 340, and evening 350 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 206 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 325 GTAs, Session 1 of 2
Who Should Attend: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Haiyan Wang and Dr. Weixing Song
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 108F Dickens, Dr. Haiyan Wang
Location: 101A Dickens, Dr. Weixing Song
Event: New Graduate Students Consulting with Advisors
Who Should Attend: All New Graduate Students (Required)

  • New students consulting for individual course of study, with Dr. Wang or Dr. Song (please refer to letter of admission from Graduate School)

 Friday, August 17th 

Hosted By:The Writing Center
Time: 9:00 am - noon, Tentative
Location: International Student Center
Event: "Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing", international grad student workshop
Who Should Attend: The workshop is designed for international and for English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students. New and current graduate students are welcome to attend.

Hosted By:Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 8:00-10:30 am
Location: 206 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 325 GTA’s, Session 2 of 2
Who Should Attend: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required) Orientation to teaching continued

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. James Neill, Department Head
Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: 106 Dickens
Event: All Statistics Graduate Students Meeting
Who Should Attend: All Graduate Students (Required)

  • Graduate student policy, procedures, and teaching 

Hosted By: Department of Statistics
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
Location: Dickens Lobby
Event: Department of Statistics Luncheon/Social
Who Should Attend: All Graduate Students and Orientation Participants (Optional)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager and Dr. Sawant
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 102B Dickens, Dr. Sawant
Location: 102C Dickens, Dr. Jager
Event: Orientation to teaching
Who Should Attend: All Stat 350 GTAs for the large lecture classes (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. James Neill
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Department introductions and fall 2018 kickoff
Who Should Attend: All Department Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff (Required)