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Graduate School to Host 2016 New Student Orientation on August 22

August 17, 2016

The Graduate School will host its campus-wide New Graduate Student Orientation on Monday, August 22, 2016at 9:30 a.m.—12:00 noon, in the Grand and Colony Ballrooms of the Stamp Student Union. The orientation will be followed by an outdoor BBQ for new Graduate Students at 12:00 Noon—1:00 p.m. on McKeldin Mall. The Spouses and Partners of New Doctoral Students Orientation will be held from 10:30 am-12 noon on Monday, August 22 in the Prince George's Room of the Stamp Student Union. Below is a link which will help direct you to the building.

Google Map to Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Can't attend orientation? The event will be livestreamed and recorded and available online here.

We have developed a robust agenda with guest speakers, videos and panelists designed to assist you throughout your graduate career at UMD. Each speaker and informational video will offer insight that you can take with you as you begin your academic journey. Below is the schedule of events:

Agenda – 9:30 a.m.

       I.            WELCOME

       II.           GRADUATE EDUCATION AT UMD: OPPORTUNITIES

      III.           WHAT TO EXPECT ACADEMICALLY

      IV.           GRADUATE SCHOOL SUPPORT

      V.            CLOSING REMARKS

BBQ ON MCKELDIN MALL – 12 Noon

 

AGENDA FOR SPOUSE/PARTNER OF NEW DOCTORAL STUDENTS ORIENTATION, 10:30 am- 12 NOON

  • Welcome by Jeffrey Franke, Interim Dean
  • Welcome by Stephanie Cork, President of Graduate Student Government
  • Dr. Rochelle Newman, Faculty Representative
  • Jamie Welch, Graduate Student and Representative of Graduate Student Life
  • Nicole and Michael Coates, Spouse and Graduate Student
  • Deb Kushner and Bart Hipple, Spouse and Graduate Student
  • Q&A Discussion
  • Reception

Campus Parking Information

From August 20 to August 28, any vehicle without a campus parking permit may park on campus in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 16. Parking is limited so we encourage you to use alternate modes of transportation. Please click on the link to the UMD Department of Transportation (DOTS) webpage, which outlines shuttle schedules, bike and scooter parking information and campus maps.

http://dots.umd.edu/

Questions? Contact the Graduate school at gradschool@umd.edu.

 

 

Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-3644
gradschool@umd.edu