Grad Student Welcome Days 

Aug 23 - 12:00 AM to Oct 06 - 11:59 PM

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Grad Student Welcome Days feature events and workshops designed to facilitate students’ successful transition to graduate and professional education at Mason. These programs have been designed to connect new and continuing graduate and professional students to key information, strategies, and resources to promote their success and well-being within the first six weeks of the semester.

Computer Science GTA Orientation

Aug 23 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Computer Science

GTA Orientation

Date: 8/23/2017

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: ENGR 1103, Fairfax Campus

Mandatory for all CS department graduate teaching assistants.

Contact for more information: Department of Computer Science

Higher Education Program Fall 2017 Orientation

Aug 23 - 5:15 PM to 8:30 PM

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Higher Education Program

Higher Education Program Fall 2017 Orientation

Date: 8/23/2017

Time: 5:15pm – 8:30pm

Location: Enterprise Hall 318, Fairfax

HEP’s new student orientation for Fall 2017 is on Wednesday, August 23rd in Ent 318:  •5:15-6:45 – Orientation for new students – this is different from the MAIS and PhD orientation, so our doctoral and master’s students should plan to attend both if they are able

  • 6:45-7:30 – Meet and Greet with light dinner provided
  • 7:30-8:30 – APA Workshop – This workshop is an excellent opportunity for those of you who are new to or want a refresher on APA. Please RSVP to Katie Richards by August 15th.

Contact for more information: Katie Richards; 703-993-2310

Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies MA Orientation

Aug 23 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies

Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies MA Orientation

Date: 8/23/2017

Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Location: Johnson Center, Meeting Room A

MA Orientation for New Students

Contact for more information: Stephanie Lister, 703-993-5056

2017 New Graduate Student Orientation – Psychology Department

Aug 24 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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Psychology

2017 New Graduate Student Orientation – Psychology Department

Date: 8/24/2017

Location: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson A Room 243, 247, 249 (TA Workshops)  David King Hall Room 1006 (Introductions)  JC Bistro (Lunch)  Robinson B Rooms 106, 205, 218, 222, 224 (Concentration Breakout)

An orientation for the incoming Psychology Graduate Students: A chance to meet your fellow students as well as the faculty and staff you will be working with.

Contact for more information: Michael B. Hock, 703-993-1548

College Of Science Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation and Welcome

Aug 24 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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COS Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation and Welcome

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Exploratory Hall L004

Orientation and Welcome for all College of Science graduate students who will be serving as GTAs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Contact for more information: Melissa Hayes, COS website

Economics Graduate Orientation

Aug 24 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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Economics/PhD & MA

Economics Graduate Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Mason Hall, D180, Fairfax Campus

The Economics Department welcomes the Fall 2017 incoming class of graduate students. During our orientation session, you will have the opportunity to meet the Director of Graduate Studies and the MA Director. Light refreshments will follow after their presentation.

Contact for more information: Mary Jackson, Graduate Coordinator, 703-993-1135, website

Biomedical Sciences New Student Orientation

Aug 24 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Biomedical Sciences (BMED)

New Student Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Verizon Auditorium, Colgan Hall, STC Campus

This event is restricted to students admitted to the GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Class of 2018

Contact for more information: gsquared@gmu.edu

Cultural Studies Orientation

Aug 24 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Date: 8/24/2017
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: HUB VIP 2 (Fairfax Campus)
From 12-1:30pm, Student Organizing Committee will have an informal social and go over a few things with the incoming cohort. We hope that you all will come and join us for some lunch, please do join us for some pizza and chitchat! After the SOC orientation, from 1:30-4pm the faculty program orientation will take place. During this time, you will meet the director of our program, Denise Albanese, as well as the core faculty and receive an overview of the program. Afterwards, please join us at the The Old Firestation #3 Pub & Restaurant, in Fairfax, so that the incoming and current cohorts can mingle and socialize more. Contact for more information:  Annie Hui or Austin Deray, co-chairs of Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee.

Criminology, Law, and Society New Graduate Student Orientation

Aug 24 - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Criminology, Law and Society Graduate Program

Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Merten Hall, Room 1204

This mandatory orientation for new CLS MA and PhD students will provide information about the nuts and bolts of the graduate programs.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet faculty members and other new students, and receive advice from current students.  Refreshments will be served!

Contact for more information: Mary Schifferli, Graduate Coordinator, 703-993-9417, CSL webpage

English MA Student Orientation

Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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English MA in all concentrations

MA Student Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Location: Robinson A447

Orientation for incoming MA students in the English Department. Snacks will be provided!

Contact for more information: ldesroch@gmu.edu or englgrad@gmu.edu

Sociology and Anthropology New Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Sociology and Anthropology

New Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Johnson Center, JC 239A  Fairfax campus

A welcome reception for our incoming graduate students to meet each other and the department faculty.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Contact for more information: Farhana Islam

Volgenau School of Engineering Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Volgenau School of Engineering Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Fairfax Campus (event is by invitation only)

New Student Orientation is highly encouraged by faculty. The event will cover important resources available to graduate students. Breakout sessions by program and department will be hosted by faculty. Orientation is by invitation and sent out to newly admitted students early summer. Registration is free and completed online.

Contact for more information: VSE Graduate Admissions, 703-993-1512

Interdisciplinary Studies New Student Orientation

Aug 24 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Interdisciplinary Studies New Student Orientation

Date: 8/24/2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: Merten Hall 1203

This event is designed to introduce Interdisciplinary Studies students to the program, its director and staff, and to other new students. We will discuss program policies and procedures, degree requirements, and any questions you might have! Concentration heads will also be in attendance for breakout sessions. Dinner will be provided! Please RSVP if you can (or cannot) make it, and please make arrangements to pick up your packet from the program office if you are unable to attend.

Contact for more information: New students should RSVP (attendance or regrets) to MAIS or 703-993-8762 if they haven’t already done so!

Schar School PhD Orientation

Aug 25 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Schar School PhD Orientation

PhD Orientation

Date: 8/25/2017

Time(s): 8:00am-4:00pm

Location(s): Founders Hall, Arlington Campus

This event is designed to introduce Schar School PhD students to their academic programs as well as to faculty and fellow doctoral students. The agenda includes opportunities to meet with advisors and others who may share research interests. The day-long program includes a light breakfast and lunch.  After the event wraps up in the late afternoon, a casual welcome hour with fellow PhD students takes place in Clarendon.

Contact for more information: Shannon Williams, Director, PhD Student Services, (703) 993-4143

MFA in Creative Writing New Student Orientation

Aug 25 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

MFA New Student Orientation

Date: 8/25/2017

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Locartion: Robinson A447

Orientation for incoming MFA students in all concentrations of Creative Writing. Snacks will be provided!

Contact for more information: ldesroch@gmu.edu or englgrad@gmu.edu

Physics PhD New Graduate Student Orientation

Aug 25 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Physics PhD

New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: 8/25/2017

Time: 3-5:30 pm

Location: Research Hall, Showcase Room

Graduate Student Orientation for new MS and PhD student in the Physics and Astronomy department.

Contact for more information: Robert Weigel

Schar School Master’s New Student Orientation

Aug 26 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Schar School Master’s New Student Orientation

Date: 8/26/2017

Time(s): 9am – 3pm

Location(s): Founders Hall, Room 125-126, Arlington Campus

Schar school master’s orientation provides new students with the opportunity to meet faculty, administrators, and other incoming students while learning key information about academic requirements and graduate study.  New students are oriented to the many resources available to Schar graduate students to help them navigate graduate school and succeed professionally.  Sessions will be presented by faculty, academic administrators, the career development team, and current students.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.  RSVP

Contact for more information: Schar Master’s Student Services, (703)993-2280, website

History Ph.D.: Orientation/Ph.D. Colloquium

Aug 28 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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History Ph.D.

Orientation/Ph.D. Colloquium

Date: 8/28/2017

Time: 5:30-7:00

Location: Merton 1202

Contact for more information: Sam Lebovic

Philosophy MA Orientation/Welcome Reception

Aug 29 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

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Philosophy MA

PHIL MA Orientation/Welcome Reception

Date: 8/29/2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Location: Philosophy Department Office Suite: Robinson B 465, Fairfax Campus

Incoming and returning PHIL MA students are invited to meet fellow students and department faculty and staff, and to enjoy free refreshments. In the second part of the event, faculty will present an orientation to the program. Following the event will be the first meeting of the first-year proseminar, which will also include important information about the program.

Contact for more information: Prof. Rose Cherubin