Fall 2017 Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) – Fall 2017 – September 5 to 8, 2017

Starting and Navigating your Graduate Journey

Welcome to the University of Lethbridge!

September 4, 2017: All Student Orientation Hosted by Student Engagement and Enrolment Services

A university-wide orientation for all new undergraduate and graduate students starting at 8:00 am in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness. Graduate students should attend relevant portions of New Student Orientation (NSO) including the commencement ceremony, concurrent information sessions, including a new session for graduate students, and campus tours. Details on Page 2.

September 5, 2017: Graduate Orientation Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students’ Association

This event is a graduate-specific orientation starting at 8:30 am. A full day of activities providing an opportunity to learn important academic and student services information that are critical for starting a graduate program. Key tips and pertinent information that will enhance your graduate experience and assist you in managing your graduate degree will be provided. “A Must to Attend” - details on pages 3.

September 6, and 7, 2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Skills Workshop Hosted by the Teaching Centre

Doug Orr from the Teaching Centre will provide this professional development workshop twice during GSO week. This session is an introductory workshop covering professional expectations and responsibilities associated with teaching at the University Level. Please select one of these two options that best fits your schedule; details on pages 4.

September 7 and 11, 2017: Writing with Integrity Workshop

Rumi Graham, Graduate Student Librarian will facilitate this interactive professional development workshop that focuses on completing your graduate level writing activities and eventually your thesis with integrity. Key topics include copyright and plagiarism, applying writing strategies to avoid an academic offence, citing an original idea and an overview of the writing support resources available on campus.

September 8, 2017: Graduate Students’ Association Annual General Meeting & Luncheon Hosted by Graduate Students’ Association

A great opportunity to “mix and mingle” with peers and meet new friends. Do not miss the fun. Additionally, this year the GSA will be holding their Annual AGM in conjunction with this fun, social event.

*Note: Attend the workshop on the date and time that best fits your schedule.