Fall 2022 Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

Location: Kent Student Center

Thursday, August 18: GSO for All New Graduate Students
12-5 p.m.

After you register for Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) you have access to online orientation modules for new graduate students and new teaching assistants within Canvas. 

If you have questions about registering for GSO or accessing the course in Canvas, contact Alexxus Sidney at asidney@kent.edu.

Free parking during GSO is available in the “C- Campus Center” parking lot on Campus Center Dr., which is immediately before Summit St. Here is the Google Maps address to the parking lot: 1176 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio, 44243 United States.   

Check In and Social Activity: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2nd Floor Kent Student Center, Outside the Ballroom)

Resource Presentations: 12:00-1:00 p.m.(Kent Student Center Ballroom)
12-12:05 p.m.: Dean of the Graduate College Manfred van Dulmen
12:05-12:10 p.m.: The Graduate College
12:10-12:15 p.m.: Graduate Student Senate
12:15-12:20 p.m.: Research and Sponsored Programs
12:20-12:25 p.m.: Information Technology
12:30-12:35 p.m.: University Libraries
12:35-12:40 p.m.: One Stop for Student Services
12:40-12:45 p.m.: University Health Services
12:45-12:50 p.m.: Counseling and Psychological Services 
12:50-12:55 p.m.: Student Ombuds
12:55-1:00 p.m.: Student Legal Services

Link to livestream the Resource Presentations from 12-1pm at the Graduate Student GSO on Thursday, August 18
https://boxcast.tv/view/gso-presentation-2022-8-18-22-m22weaso72vy1hgj0xfh

Check in online for GSO if you are attending the livestream at https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6E8hleiBI6oORM2 

Breakout Sessions 1:10-3:30 p.m. (located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Kent Student Center)

1:10-1:50 p.m.: Breakout Session I
2:00-2:40 p.m.: Breakout Session II
2:50-3:30 p.m.: Breakout Session III

Session Title

1:10-1:50pm

2:00-2:40pm

2:50-3:30pm

Grad School 101

Room 218

Room 218

Room 310AB

Graduate Student Panel

 

Room 310AB

 

Managing Your Finances in Graduate School

Room 306ABC

 

Room 218

Cultivating Well-being

Ballroom Balcony (3rd Floor)

Ballroom Balcony (3rd Floor)

 

Multicultural Competence in Graduate School

Room 310AB

 

Ballroom Balcony (3rd Floor)

Navigating and Networking in Graduate School

 

Room 306ABC

Room 306ABC


Student Engagement and Networking Opportunities: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Resource Fair featuring over 40 campus resources, academic support services, and student organizations (2nd Floor Kent Student Center)
3:30-5:00 p.m.: Opportunity to Complete GA Hiring Paperwork (310C Kent Student Center)
4:00-5:00 p.m.: Networking Social (218 Kent Student Center)
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Campus Tours (Depart from Check In Table Outside the Ballroom on the 2nd Floor)

Friday, August 19: GSO for All New Teaching Assistants
12-4:30 p.m.

 

Check In and Social Activity: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2nd Floor Kent Student Center, Outside the Ballroom)


Resource Presentations: 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Resource Presentations (Kent Student Center Ballroom)
12-12:20 p.m.: TA Panel
12:20-12:25 p.m.: Student Accessibility Services
12:25-12:30 p.m.: FERPA Policy
12:30-12:40 p.m.: Title IX Policy
12:40-12:50 p.m.: Step Up and Speak Out (Mental Health Resources)
12:50-1:00 p.m. Center for Teaching and Learning

Link to livestream the Resource Presentations from 12-1pm at the TA GSO on Friday, August 19
https://boxcast.tv/view/gso-presentation-2022-8-19-22-o1wk2hhtfeoun7gf0nqu

Check in if attending the livestream at https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NJjVgDOmXhy43Y 


Breakout Sessions: 1-10-4:20 p.m. (3rd floor Kent Student Center)

1:10-1:50 p.m.: Breakout Session I
2:00-2:40 p.m.: Breakout Session II
2:50-3:30 p.m.: Breakout Session III
3:40-4:20 p.m.: Breakout Session IV

 

Session Title

1:10-1:50pm

2:00-2:40pm

2:50-3:30pm

3:40-4:20pm

Classroom Management

306A

 

 

Room 30BC

Effective Teaching Strategies

 

Room 306A

 

Room 306A

First Time TA

Ballroom Balcony (3rd floor)

Ballroom Balcony (3rd floor)

 

 

Inclusive Teaching Strategies

 

Room 306BC

Room 306BC

 

Grading and Syllabus

Room 306BC

 

Ballroom Balcony (3rd floor)

 

TA in a Science Lab

 

 

Room 306A

 

Using Canvas as a TA

 

 

 

Ballroom Balcony (3rd floor)