Fall 2020 Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

 GSO Live Sessions with Campus Resources

In early August, we anticipate having our asynchronous Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) module available to all new graduate students and teaching assistants. The module will be hosted within Blackboard Learn and students registered for GSO will be enrolled in the course. We will offer live events on the dates of GSO, which are August 20 (for all new graduate students) and August 21 (for all new teaching assistants. 

Before the GSO dates of August 20-21 and the asynchronous GSO module is available, we are hosting a number of sessions throughout July and August for you to learn more about important resources and services for graduate students, while asking our presenters your questions. These GSO Live sessions will be held via Blackboard and all students registered for GSO by July 1 will be automatically enrolled into the course. If you register for GSO after July 1 we are enrolling newly registered students on a weekly basis every Thursday.

GSO Live sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend the session to review at a later time. Webcam capability will be disabled for attending students, but students will be able to ask their questions for our presenters during the session. Please note that by joining a GSO Live session you are acknowledging that the session you are in will be recorded. 

GSO Live Schedule for July and August

Tuesday, July 7 from 2-2:45 p.m.: Student Ombuds and Student Legal Services

Friday, July 10 from 11-11:45 a.m.: Information Technology

Tuesday, July 14 from 2-2:45 p.m.: Career Exploration and Development

Friday, July 17 from 11-11:45 a.m.: University Libraries

Tuesday, July 21 from 2-2:45 p.m.: Research and Sponsored Programs

Friday, July 24 from 11-11:45 a.m.: Division of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Senate

Monday, July 27 from 11-11:45 a.m.: University Health Services and Psychological Services

Tuesday, July 28 from 2-2:45 p.m.: One Stop for Student Services

Friday, July 31 from 11-11:45 a.m.: Student Accessibility Services

Tuesday, August 4 from 2-2:45 p.m.: Session on Housing in Kent and the Surrounding Area

Friday, August 7 from 11-11:45 a.m.: Center for Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, August 11 from 2-2:45 p.m.: Graduate Student Parent Panel

Thursday, August 13 from 1:00-1:45pm.: Title IX and the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services


Thursday, August 20: Graduate Student Orientation for All New Graduate Students

10-10:40 a.m.: Grad School 101: Enjoy your New Journey

11-11:40 a.m.: Navigating and Networking in the Academy

1-1:40 p.m.: Conferences and Publications 

2-2:40 p.m.: Avoiding Burnout

3-3:40 p.m.: Managing Finances as a Graduate Student

4-4:40 p.m.: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Friday, August 21: Graduate Student Orientation for All New Teaching Assistants

10-10:40 a.m.: First-time TA

11-11:40 a.m.: GSO's 2020 Guide to Syllabus and Grading

1-1:40 p.m.: Best Practices for Asynchronous Course

2-2:40 p.m.: Creating Engaging Synchronous Courses

3-3:40 p.m.: TA in a Science Lab

View abstracts for all GSO sessions.