Skip to main content

Date: Tuesday, August 14th
Time: 10AM-3PM (Check-In begins at 8AM)
Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room 220

The Graduate School will be hosting the annual Graduate 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. 

Note: This orientation is separate from any college/department/program orientation.

Agenda

8:00AM

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

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

10:00AM

 

Opening Session

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

SC Houston Room, Room 220

10:10AM

Orientation Overview

  • Dr. Sarah Larsen, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room 220

10:20AM

Faculty-led Panel & Q/A, You’re in Graduate School Now

  • Dr. Badri Roysam, Professor and Chair, Cullen College of Engineering
  • Dr. Eva Harth, Professor and Director of the Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Dr. Mimi Lee, Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Sheara Jennings, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies, Graduate College of Social Work
  • Dr. Terry Kirk, Associate Clinical Professor, College of Nursing

SC Houston Room, Room 220

11:00AM

myUH, myHouston

  • Eve Esch, Director, Student Centers

SC Houston Room, Room 220

11:10AM

 

Student-led Panel & Q/A, I Wish I Knew This From The Start

  • Amruta Raghatate, College of Technology
  • Cameron Barrett, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Bauer College of Business
  • Mercy Olusanya, Bauer College of Business
  • Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
     

SC Houston Room, Room 220

12:00PM

Staff-led Panel & Q/A, Things To Remember and To Do

  • Chris Foster, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs and Student Records, Graduate School
  • Jagdeep Chadha, Director of Student Affairs, College of Technology
  • Karen Maldonado, Graduate Academic Advisor II, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Melissa Nieto, Graduate Academic Advisor, College of Pharmacy
  • Miranda Vernon-Harrison, Director of Graduate Student Affairs, Cullen College of Engineering
  • Shari Corprew, Director of Graduate School
SC Houston Room, Room 220

12:50PM

University Career Services (UCS)

  • Priyanka Raut, Career Counselor, University Career Services, UH Sugar Land 

SC Houston Room, Room 220

1:05PM

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Dr. Marti Trummer, Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
SC Houston Room, Room 220

1:20PM

Coogs Get Consent 

  • Erika Harrison, Trainer/Advisor, Equal Opportunity Services

SC Houston Room, Room 220

1:35PM

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Sarah Larsen, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room 220

1:40PM

Campus Resources Expo and Lunch (Grab & Go)

  • Campus Resources
    • "Well-Being", Bayou City Room
    • "Get Involved", Downtown Room
    • "Student Support", Heights Room
    • "Student Support", Skyline Room
  • Lunch
    • Space City Room

Student Center South

  • Bayou City, Room 219
  • Downtown, Room 261
  • Heights, Room 224
  • Skyline, Room 223
  • Space City, Room 214

2:00PM

TA Informational Session (Optional)

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

Student Center South, Houston Room, Room 220

2:30PM

Responsible Conduct of Research (Optional)

  • Dr. Laura Gutierrez, Research Compliance Specialist, Division of Research 
  • Penny Maher, Research Compliance Specialist (Conflict of Interest), Division of Research 

SC Houston Room, Room 220

 

Find us on Facebook

    facebook.png

Parking

Click here for parking