Aug 23 - 12:00 AM to Oct 06 - 11:59 PM
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.
Aug 23 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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
Aug 23 - 5:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Higher Education Program
Higher Education Program Fall 2017 Orientation
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
Aug 23 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies
Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies MA Orientation
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
Aug 24 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
2017 New Graduate Student Orientation – Psychology Department
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
Aug 24 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
COS Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation and Welcome
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.
Aug 24 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Economics/PhD & MA
Economics Graduate Orientation
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.
Aug 24 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Biomedical Sciences (BMED)
New Student Orientation
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: email@example.com
Aug 24 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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.
Aug 24 - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Criminology, Law and Society Graduate Program
Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) New Graduate Student Orientation
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!
Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
English MA in all concentrations
MA Student Orientation
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm
Location: Robinson A447
Orientation for incoming MA students in the English Department. Snacks will be provided!
Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Sociology and Anthropology
New Graduate Student Welcome Reception
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.
Contact for more information: Farhana Islam
Aug 24 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volgenau School of Engineering Fall 2017 New Student Orientation
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
Aug 24 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)
Interdisciplinary Studies New Student Orientation
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!
Aug 25 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Schar School PhD Orientation
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
Aug 25 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing
MFA New Student Orientation
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Locartion: Robinson A447
Orientation for incoming MFA students in all concentrations of Creative Writing. Snacks will be provided!
Aug 25 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
New Graduate Student Orientation
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
Aug 26 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Schar School Master’s New Student Orientation
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
Aug 28 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Merton 1202
Contact for more information: Sam Lebovic
Aug 29 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
PHIL MA Orientation/Welcome Reception
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