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Discoveries Orientation

Graduate Students

Grad Discoveries Orientation is a day to kick start your grad school experience! Learn about resources, opportunities to get involved, and begin to develop the toolkit you'll need to be successful.

Registration for Grad Discoveries closes on September 5, 2018
Didn't register in time? Walk-ups are welcome, please make sure to check in during registration between 12:00 and 1:00 PM in Sturm Hall.

Check out our schedule and more information on the unique workshops we are offering!

OUR SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED!
Please make sure to review our updated schedule below, including a new workshop offering. We have had an overwhelming interest in our workshops this year and will have limited space in each presentation. Please do not try to enter a workshop that is already full, all workshops are first come first serve.

Don't forget about out Resource Fair, which will be running concurrent to all of our workshops from 2:00 – 4:30PM in the Café Area of the Anderson Academic Commons.

Graduate Program Orientation Information

Graduate Program Orientation Information

Your graduate program may host a program-specific orientation. Please review any program-specific orientation information you receive from DU and contact your academic department if you have any questions. We've listed some program specific information below,

Higher Education Department – New Student Orientation
Thursday, September 6, 2018 (8:30am-12:30pm)
Check-in begins at 8:00am in KRH Commons
Program Welcome starts at 8:30am in KRH Commons
Contact: Judy Marquez Kiyama (Judy.Kiyama@du.edu), HED Department Chair

Biology
Thursday, August 30, 2018 (11:00am- 4:00) 
Contact: randi.flageolle@du.edu

Department of Geography and the Environment
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (8:00am-11:00am) Graduate Student Orientation, BW 124
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (8:00am-12:00pm) Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation, BW 126

Teaching and Learning Sciences – CFSP, C&I, ECSE, TEP 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 (9am-12:30am)
Check-in begins at 8:30am in KRH Commons
Contact: Cynthia Hazel (Cynthia.Hazel@du.edu), TLS Department Chair

Counseling Psychology Department
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:00 am in KRH Commons
Program Welcome starts at 8:30am in KRH Commons
Contact: Ruth Chao (Chu-Lien.Chao@du.edu), CP Department Chair

Library and Information Science Department
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Check-in begins at 7:30am in KRH Commons
Program Welcome starts at 8:00am
Contact: Nicholas Cutforth (Nicholas.Cutforth@du.edu), LIS Department Chair

Research Methods and Statistics Department
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:30am in KRH Commons
Program Welcome starts at 9:00am
Contact: Nicholas Cutforth (Nicholas.Cutforth@du.edu), RMS Department Chair

Your Graduate Student Experience

Your Graduate Student Experience

Make sure to keep up with what's going on around campus! Follow @UofDenverGrad and @udenvergsg on Facebook for the most up-to-date DU Graduate Student news, information, and events.

Have any questions or concerns? Contact us at GradLife@du.edu.
We can't wait to see you in September. Welcome to DU!

schedule

Friday September 7, 2018


 

12:00 – 1:30 PM Registration Sturm Hall

1:00 – 1:45 PM Welcome & Policy Presentation Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

2:00 – 4:30 PM Resource Fair Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

2:00 - 4:30 PM Self-Guided Campus Tours Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

2:00 – 2:40 PM Workshop Session 1 

Using the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) AAC 290
Know Your Rights - Title IX and EEO AAC 284
Financing your DU Education MRB 113 (Margery Reed)
Overview of DU Libraries AAC 275
Current Student Panel AAC 301
Navigating Your Identities in the Academy AAC 340

2:45 – 3:25 PM Workshop Session 2 

Using the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) AAC 284
Write Your Way Through Graduate School AAC 290
Know Your Rights - Title IX and EEO AAC 340
Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom AAC 301
Overview of DU Libraries AAC 275
Current Student Panel MRB 113 (Margery Reed)

3:30 – 4:20 PM Workshop Session 3 

Using the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) AAC 290
Write Your Way Through Graduate School AAC 284
Financing your DU Education AAC 340
Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom AAC 301
Overview of DU Libraries AAC 275
Navigating Your Identities in the Academy MRB 113 (Margery Reed)

4:30 – 7:00 PM New Graduate Student Picnic Graduation Green
Children, Partners, and Spouses Welcome!

 Workshop Descriptions

We have had an overwhelming interest in our workshops this year and will have limited space in each presentation. Please do not try to enter a workshop that is already full, all workshops are first come first serve. If you are unable to attend a session, please see the additional workshop offerings during the first few weeks of Fall Quarter!

 Current Student Panel
Join current DU Graduate Students to learn more about life on campus and the graduate experience.

Financing your DU Education
Presented by the Office of Financial Aid
This session discusses federal financial aid options for graduate students, including important dates and resources.

Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
Presented by DU Dialogues

Some of our best learning can come from the most challenging discussions, if engaged well. In this session, we'll introduce some dialogue skills and concepts that can help us constructively frame, contribute to, and gain more from difficult conversations. 

Facilitator: Dr Thomas Walker, Director, Inclusion & Equity Education

Know Your Rights - Title IX and EEO
Presented by the Offices of Title IX and EEO

Using the Health and Counseling Center (HCC)
Presented by the Health and Counseling Center

Write Your Way Through Graduate School
Presented by The Writing Center
Whether you're starting a grad program in engineering, education, or emergent digital practices, you'll be writing. A lot. And not just when you're turning in papers. Establishing consistent and effective habits early can help you to use writing to learn, to figure out new genres, and to make the most of your coursework. Come to this workshop to learn practices and strategies that can help you tackle graduate writing before it tackles you!

Overview of DU Libraries
Presented by the University Libraries
Need an introduction or a refresher on the resources and services available at University Libraries? Come learn about the most popular library resources and services. Participants will learn how to find books in the library, request materials from other libraries, and locate online journal articles.

Additional Workshop Offerings
Library 101 Workshop
Monday, September 24
Register and find more information here: libguides.du.edu/workshops

Writing Your Way Through Grad School
Thursday, September 27 at 4pm
AAC 340
Register by emailing wrc@du.edu.