This event is online and in-person

September 12 - 16, 2016 [SAVE-THE-DATE FOR 2017! September 11-15, 2017]


OSU Grad Welcome Week, September 12 -16, 2016, will offer several opportunities for new and current graduate students to learn how to best prepare themselves for a successful graduate school experience and make steady progress toward a degree. This week will provide orientation events for new students, workshops for new and current students, and networking opportunities for all.

To kick off these important events, on September 12, the OSU Graduate School will present a day of general orientation and workshops, and a Resource Fair for new students. The same evening, the Graduate School will host a barbeque for all graduate students and their families to meet and network. In the days that follow, many other orientation events for new and current students will be offered campus-wide.

Download the OSU App and search for Graduate School to get all of the Welcome Week activities on your phone.

Your graduate program may also hold its own orientation and/or other welcome events. Contact your graduate program for details.

Orientations and Workshops in 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

New Student Orientation and Resource Fair

The Graduate School team welcomes all new graduate students, and we strongly encourage them to attend this orientation and resource fair. Valuable information will be shared and insightful conversations will be had concerning academic and professional expectations of graduate students. New students will meet peers and begin creating long lasting connections. An introduction to student services and other OSU services will be provided. The Resource Fair will expose students to additional services, both on and off-campus. There will be a range of workshops that will make one’s transition into graduate school easier. Registration is required. All new students receive an email with an invitation to register. 

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by August 31 to Karen Hanson.

All-Grad and Family Barbeque

The OSU Graduate School will be hosting a barbeque, for all graduate students and their families to relax and enjoy an evening with their peers and friends. Registration is required to attend this event. All current and new students and their families are welcome. All students receive an email with an invitation to register. 

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by August 31 to Karen Hanson.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Library Day Workshops - All sessions will be repeated on Monday, September 26

The Valley Library presents an entire day of workshops geared specifically for Graduate Students at OSU. Topics range from data management to thesis publication tools, library resources to information gathering and survey tools. Many more are offered as well. All new students receive an email with an invitation to register.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

International Student Orientation
  • for ALL New International Graduate Students
  • September 14, 2016  8am - 5pm
  • Check-in at CH2M Hill Alumni Center Foyer [map]
  • Schedule details provided at check-ins. Please bring your passport and I-20 or DS-2019 with you!
  • For more information contact International Programs

All new international graduate students are required to attend the International Graduate Student Orientation. The orientation day will begin with a welcome by the International Student Orientation team and the Office of International Services. Orientation sessions include the F1/J1 Visa Session, the New to OSU information session, group activities, and campus tour. Mandatory immigration document check-ins and information sessions for sponsored students will be held on Thursday Sept. 15. Please bring your I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa, and dependent documents. The International Student Orientation team and the Office of International Services look forward to meeting with you! All new international students receive an email with an invitation to register.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

New International GTA Orientation

If you are an international graduate student and have been appointed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for the coming academic year, anticipate being appointed as a GTA, or simply want to work on your teaching skills, please plan to attend New International GTA Orientation. Whether you are supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, or designing and teaching your own course, this half-day (8:00am-12:00pm) orientation will focus on unique needs and challenges international GTAs might face in the US classroom. 

All new international GTAs receive an email with an invitation to register. Please note: While this event is geared toward new international GTAs, those who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us to register.

This half-day orientation is meant to complement the all New GTA Orientation event held on Friday, September 16 so plan on registering for and attending both days.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

New GTA Orientation

If you are an international or domestic graduate student and have been appointed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for the coming academic year, anticipate being appointed as a GTA, or simply want to work on your teaching skills, please plan to attend New GTA Orientation. Whether you are supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, or designing and teaching your own course, this orientation will cover the foundations needed for getting started in the classroom. Sessions will include information about OSU policies, preparing for your first class sessions, and an overview of OSU’s diverse student population. 

All new GTAs receive an email with an invitation to register. Please note: While this event is geared toward new GTAs, those who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us to register.

For international GTAs, this event will complement the New International GTA Orientation event held on Thursday, September 15 so plan on registering for and attending both days.

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Events after Grad Welcome Week

Monday, September 19, 2016

University Day

Celebrating the people and achievements of OSU is what University Day is all about! Join in the celebration at University Day 2016 on Monday, September 19 at the LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Visit the expo to learn more about other departments across campus and resources both for you and for students. Meet friends from across campus — and make some new ones — at the free lunch. Learn something new at one of the afternoon sessions. Get inspired about the coming academic year from our keynote speaker and join us in congratulating the outstanding people receiving this year’s awards.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Facilitating Online Courses - Webinar
  • September 20, 2016  9am - 11am (Pacific)
  • For more information contact Karen Watte

Join us on Tuesday, September 20, from 9-11 a.m. (Pacific) online for a webinar about teaching online. This two-hour session offers an overview of Ecampus and discusses best practices in facilitating an online course. We’ll also spend time reviewing the nuts and bolts of using Canvas, OSU’s learning management system. Learn how to effectively communicate and engage with your students in our online environment. This session is ideal for those who will be teaching an online course or those who may teach online in the future.

All new GTAs receive an email with an invitation to register. Please note: While this event is geared toward new GTAs, those who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us to register.

Get to know Canvas
  • September 20, 2016  1pm - 3pm (Pacific)
  • Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 210 [map]
  • For more information contact Lynn Greenough

For GTA’s who will be teaching and/or supporting faculty in courses, labs and recitations. We will cover course layout and tools in Canvas and how to add documents, links and media. We will also have an overview of assignments, quizzes, communication tools and the grade book. This session will be helpful whether you use Canvas a little, or a lot, and whether you teach online or face-to-face courses. This is not a hands-on workshop as you may not have access to your Canvas course sites yet.

All new GTAs receive an email with an invitation to register. Please note: While this event is geared toward new GTAs, those who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend; please contact us to register.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coalition of Graduate Employees - Welcome Back BBQ

Join CGE for our Welcome Back BBQ! We'll be celebrating the new academic year with food, drink, live music, and games!  This event is open to all graduate students and is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event.  All food and drinks are provided, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

The Coalition of Graduate Employees is the labor union representing OSU’s Teaching & Research Assistants.  CGE represents the interests and rights of OSU’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. We strive to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Coalition of Graduate Employees - Fall General Membership Meeting

Interested in becoming more involved with CGE?  The General Membership Meeting (GMM) is the place to start.  We'll be updating our members on news from CGE, as well as making decisions about how to direct our efforts in the coming year. The event is open to all members and their families.  All food and drinks are provided, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

The Coalition of Graduate Employees is the labor union representing OSU’s Teaching & Research Assistants.  CGE represents the interests and rights of OSU’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. We strive to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

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