Welcome Incoming Graduate Students!

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Graduate Student Orientation

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of Drexel University, we would like to welcome you to graduate school! To assist in your transition to the university, we have prepared a detailed orientation for you. Graduate Student Orientation is our way of welcoming you to the Drexel community and to ensure that you will commence their studies with an informed understanding of the culture and traditions of Drexel. We will also try to answer your questions and acquaint you with all the resources available to you at the university.*

*College of Medicine students should contact Biomedical Graduate Studies for orientation information at 1-866-6BIOMED (624-6633) or biograd@drexelmed.edu

Dates

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Mandatory Orientation for International Students

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - General Graduate Student Orientation for all incoming domestic and international graduate students

Schedule & Registration

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MANDATORY International Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – 4:30pm

All incoming international students MUST attend in addition to Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Dinner will be served.

Location: Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center Complex, University City (3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

4:30pm: Registration/Check-In
5:00pm: Welcome Remarks
5:15pm: : Angela Jeon-Huh, Assistant Dean, International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS)
5:45pm: Dinner & Student Panel/Q&A

Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Public Health, Nursing & Health Professions Graduate Students ONLY

*The morning schedule is specifically designed for College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health graduate students. Other graduate students begin orientation at 1:00 PM.

Contact: Center City students: You can contact Phi Nguyen or your Program contact for questions related to Orientation at 215.762.1400 or email phi@drexel.edu. New College Building Suite 1106.

Arrival, Parking & Shuttle Service to Center City Campus – 9:45 to 10:00 AM

Arrive at University City Campus where you will be directed to park in the Drexel Parking Garage (Lot G) located on the southeast corner of 34th and Market Streets, with vehicle entrance in the rear at 34th and Ludlow Streets. Then, shuttle to the Center City campus.
Shuttles will run on a continuous loop from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM between 34th and Market Streets (in front of Noodle Bar) at the University City Campus and 15th and Race Streets (in front of the Bookstore) at the Center City Campus.

Welcome from Student Affairs, Center City - 10:15 to 10:30 AM
Geary B (New College Building)

Meet Phi Nguyen, your contact for campus life in the Student Affairs office located at New College Building (NCB) 1106.

Transitioning to a Health Professional - 10:30 to 11:15 AM
Geary B (New College Building)

Meet the Deans and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health. They will share with you what they have learned in making the transition to a professional at Drexel.

Self-Care & Wellness in the Health Professions  11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Geary B (New College Building)

Two interactive sessions led by Professors Stella Volpe, Nutrition Sciences and Kathryn Formica, Campus Recreation.

Safety & Security at Center City Campus - 12:15 to 12:45 PM
Geary B (New College Building)

Whether you have never been to Philly or live around the corner, this interactive presentation will help you with tips for staying safe and important numbers for all Drexel students.

Grab Lunch to Go - 12:45 to 1:00 PM
New College Building

Grab lunch and take the shuttle back to University City to Creese Student Center Complex (3210 Chestnut Street) for the remainder of the University City Schedule.

Students should continue to follow the designated sessions for the health sciences on the University City Schedule beginning at 1:30 PM with the Welcome in Mandell Theater, Creese Student Center Complex (3210 Chestnut Street).

All Graduate Students

Thursday, September 12, 2013Arrive by 1:00pm

Contact: Graduate Students: You can contact the Office of Graduate Studies for questions related to Orientation at 215.896.0366 or email ogsstaff@drexel.edu. Randell Hall Room 240, 3141 Chestnut Street.

Check-In - 1:00 to 1:30 PM
Creese Student Center Complex

Arrive at University City Campus by 1 PM where you will be directed to park in the Drexel Parking Garage (Lot G) located on the southeast corner of 34th and Market Streets, with vehicle entrance in the rear at 34th and Ludlow Streets. Then, walk to Creese Student Center Complex (3210 Chestnut Street), for the start of the Welcome at 1:30 PM. Look for orientation volunteers in yellow shirts to assist you getting around campus! Pick up a free t-shirt and bag and head into the Welcome.

Welcome from Drexel Administrators – 1:30 to 1:50 PM
Mandell Theater, Creese Student Center Complex

Official welcome from Drexel administrators and student leaders.

Advising Workshops – 2:00 to 3:30 PM

For PhD & Doctoral Students – Randell Hall, Room 121
Dr. Teck-Kah Lim, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Studies will discuss the path to earning a PhD or doctoral degree and how to successfully navigate university resources, followed by Q&A.

For MS Students – Mandell Theater, Creese Student Center Complex
A panel of graduate and faculty advisors will discuss the advisor-student relationship as well as how to successfully navigate university resources, followed by Q&A.

Health Sciences Graduate Student Panel – 2:00 to 3:30 PM
For College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health Students - Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) Auditorium, Room 120

Hear about the graduate student experience from current students in the health sciences at Drexel.

Your Choice of Workshop – 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Option A: Minority Success Workshop - Randell Hall, Room 326
A workshop to provide programming, services, resources and networking opportunities for new minority graduate students hosted by Nirva LaFortune of the Center for Public Policy.

Option B: Fellowships Workshop – Randell Hall, Room 121
Fellowship awards are incredibly prestigious and will open doors for you for the rest of your life. Learn about applying for these highly competitive fellowships from Dr. Rona Buchalter.

Option C: Books and Bagels - Mandell Theater, Creese Student Center Complex
Your graduate student peers will present their research topics and accomplishments. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion. This event is meant to highlight different disciplines and be a top level introduction to your experience and your research at Drexel.

Goal Setting and Time Management – 3:30 to 4:30 PM
For College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health Students - Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) Auditorium, Room 120

The Center for Academic Success located in New College Building in Center City has lots of resources to prepare you academically for the rigors of graduate school. This session give you strategies to assist you in making this transition.

Dragon Expo -  4:30 to 5:30 PM
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center Complex

A resource fair with representatives from Drexel’s schools, colleges, and student services. Browse tables with free give-a-ways and information about libraries, campus recreation, transportation, housing, counseling, health insurance, student organizations, etc.

Graduate Student Social - 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center Complex

A social for students hosted by Drexel’s Graduate Student Association and various student organizations. Sign up for upcoming graduate student events and enjoy free food and give-a-ways!

Students should attend sessions related to their academic goals and plan of study and that they have pre-registered for.