2017 Graduate Orientation Schedule

This is a TENTATIVE schedule, please review carefully.

Date Time Location Attendees Event
Tuesday, Sept. 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cummings 200 All incoming International MEM students MANDATORY Incoming International MEM Orientation Breakfast & lunch provided. Watch your Dartmouth email for more details
Wednesday, Sept. 6 1:00 - 4:00 pm Cummings 200 All incoming MEMs Scavenger Hunt to learn your way around Thayer School
Thursday, Sept. 7 8:00 - 9:00 am MacLean MB01 All new Thayer international students MANDATORY International Student Check-In - Mandatory for all incoming international MEng, MEM, MS & PhD students. Watch for an email for important Check-In information from OVIS
  9:15 am - 12:00 pm MacLean MB01 All new MEng, MEM, MS & PhD Thayer students MANDATORY 45 -Minute Small Group Information Sessions See enclosed list to determine which of the 2 sessions you are required to attend.
  10:15 am - 12:30 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All international MEng, MEM, MS & PhD students who have not attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY How to Succeed at Graduate School In the US: Orientation session for new international students. Light refreshments
  12:30 - 1:30 pm Front Lawn of Thayer School All Thayer School students, faculty & staff Orientation BBQ (Rain location Gylcofi Atrium)
  1:45 - 2:45 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All new students who did not previously attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY Computer Network Orientation
  3:30 - 5:00 pm Life Sciences Ctr., Arvo Oopik Auditorium All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Building a Respectful Community - this session will cover policies related to creating a safe and positive Dartmouth experience
  5:00 - 6:00 pm Life Sciences Ctr., Lawn All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students School of Graduate & Advanced Studies BBQ
  6:00 - 8:00 pm Life Sciences Ctr., Room 100 All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Ethics Panel Discussion The purpose of the panel is to engage you in a discussion about some of the complex ethical issues that face professionals conducting research today, whether your area of study is in the sciences, the social sciences, or the humanities. Over the summer, we are asked you to watch a Nova special, the “Secret of Photo 51,” that touches on these issues.)
Friday, Sept. 8 8:00 - 10:00 am Cummings Great Hall All students HR and Finance Open Session - Thayer Human Resources, Finance and Dartmouth Student Financials will hold an Open session for all new continuing students who may have questions on Payroll (including I-9s), Purchasing, Student Accounts, etc.
  8:30 - 10:00 am Cummings 200 All new MEM students Breakfast with the MEM Directors
  10:00 - 11:30 am MacLean MB01 All new students who did not previously attend Dartmouth/Thayer MANDATORY Dartmouth 101 - What you need to know about Dartmouth and Thayer School. This session is for incoming non-Dartmouth students conducted by current Thayer students. Light refreshments
Fri., Sept. 8 Cont. 12:30 - 2:30 pm Life Science Ctr. Arvo Oopik Aud. All new MEM, MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY First Year Graduate Student Orientation session for new Thayer School and Graduate Studies students
  2:30 - 3:30 pm Dick's House 5 Rope Ferry Road Any new student with questions about their medical information and/or immunizations Pre-matriculation medical information check and immunizations if needed. During this time you can meet with a member of the Medical Records staff to resolve any outstanding issues regarding your medical information and immunizations. Required immunizations will be available
  3:50 -4:50 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 Any new student who has not previously attended a Thayer Safety Seminar MANDATORY Safety Seminar - For more information or to check the "Safety Training Records Database" if you are questioning whether or not you need to attend go to engineering.dartmouth.edu/safety/#training
  6:00 - 8:00 pm MacLean Atrium All new and continuing students DSE Friday Beers - Please join new and existing Thayer students for snacks and drinks sponsored by the Dartmouth Society of Engineers and the Annual Giving and Alumni/ae Relations Office
Monday, Sept. 11     All students Fall term classes begin - full class schedule available at https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/academics/courses/schedules/#upcoming
  12:00 - 2:00 pm Tuck Mall All Dartmouth students, faculty & staff Community Lunch Gathering (Rain location '53 Commons)
  16:30 PM OVIS Conf. Rm All international BE students International BE Student Check-In - Mandatory for all incoming international BE students. (See Marcia Calloway's 8/11/17 email for more information.)
  5:00 - 6:00 pm Jackson Conf. Room All new MEng, MS & PhD students MANDATORY Meeting with Prof. Brian Pogue, Director, MS & PhD Programs
  6:00 - 7:00 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 100 All new students Dinner and Slideshow of the "action" photos you shared with us
Tuesday, Sept. 12 4:00 - 4:45 pm Spanos Aud. Cummings 200 MANDATORY for anyone who may TA during the 17/18 year Teaching Assistant Orientation
Friday, Sept. 22 or Sat., Sept. 23 Details sent in separate email   Class of '66 Lodge Overnight and Hike Trip/Hike - to be determined

Important Notes