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Fall 2019 Orientation for New and Returning Graduate Students/GTAs/GRAs

Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23, 2019

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 information about obtaining a parking permit: http://www.k-state.edu/parking/

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. Review the sessions to determine which you need or would like to attend, then use the website links below to register for those sessions.

For International Student Check-in and Orientation information, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website:http://www.k-state.edu/isss/orientation/index.html

Visit the Graduate School Orientation Websitehttp://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/campus-orientation/fall.html

Campus Tours: The Graduate School is offering campus tours during the week of orientation
To Sign up, visit the following link: Campus Tours, https://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/campustours.html 


Monday, August 19th

Hosted By: International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS)
Event:Orientation for New International Students(Required)
Time and Location: Please check the ISSS website, http://www.k-state.edu/isss/orientation/index.html
for ISC check-in and orientation schedules and for additional orientation activities for international students.
Who Should Attend: All new International Students (Required)

 Other Requirements
       1. Upon arrival to Manhattan, check-in at the Graduate School, AND at the International Student Center (ISC).
       *From June 1 - July 31 the Graduate School main office is located in 344 Waters Hall. The Graduate School will return to 119 Eisenhower Hall on August 1.   

       2.Attend Graduate School Orientation – Wednesday, August 21


Tuesday, August 20th

Hosted By:Department of Statistics: Department Head-Dr. Christopher Vahl, Office -Jo Ann Blackburn and Stats Club Vice-President, LinRuo Guo
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. Christopher Vahl, Department Head)
  • Student introductions, and review week’s agenda
  • Paperwork, office, teaching assignment questions (Dr. Christopher Vahl, Department Head)
  • Department Handbook
  • Using office equipment, supplies, and general office guidelines
  • K-State Canvas and KSIS
  • Tour of Dickens Hall (LinRuo Guo, Stats Club Vice President)
  • Campus Tour (LinRuo Guo, Stats Club Vice President)

Hosted By: K-State Counseling Services (Optional)
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Introduction to Counseling Services and Resources, Dr. Wendy Barnes


Wednesday, August 21st

Events listed for Wednesday are Hosted By:Graduate School: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/campus-orientation/fall.html

Time: 10:00-11:30 am- You're Hired! Expectations, Payroll and Benefits, for new and returning graduate students who will be employed as GTAs, GRAs, and GAs for the first time
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: New and returninggraduate students who are first time GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

Time: 1:15-3:45 pm - Welcome and Orientation for ALL NEW graduate students
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: ALL NEW graduate students

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


Thursday, August 22nd

Hosted by:Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)  https://www.k-state.edu/tlc/
Time: 8:00 am – noon
Location: 1088 College of Business Administration 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: 102A 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 23rd

Hosted By: The Writing Center: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/campus-orientation/fall.html
Time: 9:00 am - noon
Location: International Student Center
Event: Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing
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. Christopher Vahl, 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. Christopher Vahl
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)