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Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

he Graduate School invites you to attend Graduate and Professional Student Orientation.

Date: Friday, August 19th
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room #220

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, will be hosting the annual Graduate and Professional 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 UH programs. 

Please note: this orientation is not mandatory, and is separate from college/departmental sessions. 

Download step-by-step instructions for submitting your RSVP for Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Orientation Program Agenda

8:30 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room #220
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Departmental Fair/Resource Tables

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

Student Center (SC) Ballroom, Room # 210

9:30 am

Opening Session

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

SC Houston Room, Room # 220

9:35 am

Orientation Overview

Dr. Dmitri Litvinov, Vice Provost and Dean, UH Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room #220
9:45 am

"You're in Graduate School Now"

Faculty-led Panel & Q/A to discuss topics such as, Politics and Culture of Grad School; Change: The Faculty Mentor; Liminality; Imposter Syndrome; Time Managment, etc.

Moderator: Dr. Dmitri Litvinov, Vice Provost and Dean, UH Graduate School

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Sposato, Director of Graduate Studies, Moores School of Music, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Sondra Tennessee, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Houston Law Center
  • Pradeep Sharma, Professor, College of Engineering
SC Houston Room, Room # 220
10:30 am

"I wish I knew this from the Start"

Graduate Student-led Panel & Q/A

SC Houston Room, Room # 220
11:30 am

"Things to remember and to do"

Graduate Staff-led Panel & Q/A to discuss graduate academic policies and responsibilities

Moderator: Chris Foster, Assistant Director, UH Graduate School

Speakers:

  • Edrel Stoneham, College of Technology
  • Brandie Yale, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Jessica Zorola, College of Education
SC Houston Room, Room # 220
12:00 pm

Coogs Get Consent

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

SC Houston Room, Room # 220
12:30 pm Lunch (Grab & Go) SC Ballroom, Room # 210
12:30 pm

TA Informational Session (Optional)

Dr. Martha Dunkelberger, Assistant Clinicial Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

Click here for a map of the parking area.