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New Student Orientation

Spring 2020 Overview

Content from the 2020 Spring Orientation is below.

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Fall 2019 Overview 

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Orientation Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Coffee & Tea
Stewart Center (STEW) lobby in front of Loeb Playhouse

  • To begin your exciting day, please join leaders from The Graduate School and the Purdue Graduate Student Government for coffee or tea!
  • Plan to arrive at 8:00 a.m., as refreshments will not be permitted inside Loeb Playhouse. 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Convocation Speakers
Loeb Playhouse in STEW

Presiding: Taylor Bailey, President, Purdue Graduate Student Government

Welcoming Remarks: Linda Mason, Ph.D., Dean of The Graduate School 

Guest Speaker Topics:

  • Community Overview by Tony Roswarski, Mayor of Lafayette
  • Institutional Equity
  • Safety and Security
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Disability Resource Services
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Student Concerns and Assistance
  • Purdue Traditions

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Graduate Staff Benefits Session
Loeb Playhouse
Presented by: Human Resources staff members

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Light Refreshments
STEW, Room 310

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Resource Fair
STEW, Rooms 302-306

  • Over 50 Purdue University and community organizations will be available to speak with you about the ways you can build networks and get involved here in West Lafayette and Lafayette.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

International Q&A Panel 
Loeb Playhouse in STEW
Moderated By: International Student Services staff members

  • Incoming international students will have the chance to learn more about the student experience at Purdue from a panel of current international graduate students, as well as other faculty/staff!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshops
Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR), Room 131

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- What Hat (Hats) Are You Wearing Today? Student, Employee, or Researcher? A Survival Guide
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Imposter Syndrome

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Content from the 2019 fall New Student Orientation is below.

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