Graduate Student Orientation

9:30–10:30 am Chandra Room (ERC 545)

Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

September 23

9:30-10:45 am  
Chair’s Welcome and General Orientation to the Department, ERC 545

11:00-11:30 am 
Academic and Student Affairs, ERC 545

11:30 am-Noon
Mentor Meetings


1:15-2:00 pm

2:15-2:45 pm
Brianna Konnick, UChicagoGRAD, Hinds room 176

September 24 - Physical Sciences Division and University Orientation

8:00-9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast, International House Assembly Hall

9:00-9:10 am
Welcome Remarks - Angela Olinto, Dean, Physical Sciences Division and Aaron Dinner, Deputy Dean of M.S. Programs in the Physical Sciences Division

9:10-9:20 am
Laura Rigazzi, Associate Dean of Students, Physical Sciences Division

9:20-9:35 am
Neli Fanning, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Office, Physical Sciences Division

9:35-9:50 am
Financial Wellness - Emily Easton, Associate Director, Graduate Administrative Services, UChicagoGRAD

9:50-10:15 am
Student Health and Counseling Services

10:15-10:45 am
Office of International Student Affairs/International House - Denise Jorgens, Director, International House; Hannah Barton, Assistant Director of Programs and Communications, International House; Nick Seamons, Director, Office of International Affairs; Amima Diagne, Assistant Director, Student Services, Office of International Affairs

10:45 am
Walk to Main Quad for Opening Processional

11:30 am
Incoming Graduate Students meet on Main Quad for bagpipe procession to Rockefeller Chapel

Welcome Convocation in Rockefeller Chapel

1:00-2:00 pm
Tented picnic, music and mingling on the Midway Plaisance

1:00-3:00 pm
Information Fair, Campus Resources, Ida Noyes Hall

3:00-5:00 pm
Graduate Student Social Midway Plaisance

September 25

8:30 am-2:15 pm
Teaching@Chicago Conference 2019
Students must register for this event at

September 26

9:00 am-Noon
Teaching Assistant Training - Brent Barker, Teaching Support Manager, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ERC 576

Noon-1:15 pm
Lunch, ERC 501

1:20-1:50 pm
Title IX and University Policy - Megan Heckel, Associate Director, Office for Sexual Misconduct, ERC 583

2:15-3:00 pm
Teaching Assistant meetings with course instructors

September 27

9:30-11:30 am 
Lab Safety Orientation - Kimberly Mormann, Physical Sciences Division Laboratory Safety Specialist, Hinds room 176

11:50-1:00 pm
Lunch, Hinds room 176

1:15-2:15 pm
Canvas Training - Cheryl Walker, Instructional Technology Trainer, Academic Technology Solutions, Hinds room 451

3:00 pm 
Departmental Reception, ERC 501


Event Type


Sep 8