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New Graduate Student Orientation

Fall Orientation Dates

Monday, August 17, 2015
International Student Orientation

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
All Graduate Student Orientation

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Fall Orientation Schedules

Monday, August 17, 2015

International Graduate Student Orientation

Mandatory for all full-time, international graduate students.

All new international graduate students should plan to attend this special orientation where we will address the needs and concerns of international students starting their graduate education at Clark.

You should plan to arrive by 9:15 am in order to check in and get your materials for the day. You will need to report to the Daniel's Theater in Atwood Hall, which is labeled as building #6 on the campus map.

Time Session Location
9:00 - 9:30 am Check-In and Refreshments Atwood Hall
9:30 - 9:45 am International Graduate Student Welcome Atwood Hall
9:45 - 10:45 am The US Classroom Marianne Sarkis, PhD, Assistant Professor, IDCE Atwood Hall
10:45 - 11:00 am Break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Campus Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) Atwood Hall
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch Higgins University Center Cafeteria
1:30 - 2:30 pm Academic Integrity, Academic Writing, and Plagiarism

Jen Plante, Acting Director, Academic Advising and Director of the Writing Center
Atwood Hall
2:30 - 3:00 pm Intercultural Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Patty Doherty, Director, ISSO
Atwood Hall
3:00 - 3:45 pm International Student Panel Atwood Hall

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Graduate Student Orientation

Mandatory for all full-time graduate students.

All new graduate students should plan to attend orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. You will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students, get an important introduction to Clark, and learn all about graduate student life.

You should plan to arrive by 9:15 am in order to check in and get your materials for the day. You will need to report to the Daniel's Theater in Atwood Hall, which is labeled as building #6 on the campus map.

Following a brief welcome from Clark leadership, you will remain in Daniel's Theater for presentations about other important information you will need as a graduate student at Clark. At noon, we will provide lunch and the opportunity for you to meet with representatives from several key offices at Clark one-on-one during our Resources Fair. You will also have the opportunity to take a tour of campus and our neighborhood following lunch.

Schedule

Time Session Location
9:00 - 9:30 am Check-In Atwood Hall
9:30 - 10:15 am Graduate Student Welcome

William Fisher
Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost

David Angel, President of Clark University

Davis Baird, Provost of Clark University

Nancy Budwig, Dean of Research

Luis Smith, Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost

Graduate Student Assembly Co-Presidents
Atwood Hall
10:15 - 10:30 am Wellness at Clark

Erin Dolan, Assistant Director of Wellness
Atwood Hall
10:30 - 11:30 am Academic Expectations

Marianne Sarkis, PhD, Assistant Professor, IDCE
Atwood Hall
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Saftey and Security at Clark

Clark University Police Department
Atwood Hall
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Resource Fair Campus Green
1:00 - 3:00 pm Campus Tours

Tours of Clark's campus, the Goddard Library, and a walking tour of our neighborhood, Main South, will be available.
Atwood Hall