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Date: Friday, August 18th
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room #220

The Graduate School will be hosting the annual Graduate Student Orientation. This event will provide an overview of university services, procedures, and resources as they relate to graduate students, as well as an opportunity to meet students from other University of Houston programs. 

Please note: This orientation is separate from college/departmental orientations.


Check-In and Continental Breakfast

Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room #220

Opening Session

Dr. Paula Myrick Short, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

SC Houston Room, Room #220

Orientation Overview

Dr. Bruce Jones, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost for Academic Programs

SC Houston Room, Room #220

"You're in Graduate School Now"

Faculty-led Panel & Q/A

Moderator: Dr. Bruce Jones, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost for Academic Programs 

SC Houston Room, Room #220

"I wish I knew this from the Start"

Graduate Student-led Panel & Q/A

Moderator: Robert Torres-Torres, Graduate Documentation Coordinator

SC Houston Room, Room #220

"Things to remember and to do"

Graduate Staff-led Panel & Q/A

Moderator: Chris Foster, Assistant Director, Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room #220

Career Services

Monica Thompson, MS. Ed., Executive Director, University Career Services

SC Houston Room, Room #220

Coogs Get Consent

Dr. Richard Baker, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Vice President, Equal Opportunity

SC Houston Room, Room #220

Departmental Expo and Lunch (Grab & Go)

Visit the departmental expo to network and learn what resources and services will be available to you as a new graduate student.

SC Ballroom, Room #210

TA Informational Session (Optional)

Dr. Martha Dunkelberger, Instructional Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Student Center (SC) Multi-Purpose Room, Room #237

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