Monday, August 29, 2011

GSAS Fall 2011 New Student Orientation Series

Dear Students:

You may have already received this information from GSAS, but if not, please see below for information on GSAS' Fall 2011 New Student Orientation Series. A partial schedule is included below, but check the website ( for the full schedule and to register for the event. Please note that registration is mandatory if you plan to attend any of the sessions.


GSAS Fall 2011 New Student Orientation Series

The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is pleased to announce its preliminary Orientation offerings for the Fall 2011 semester. The GSAS Orientation Series consists of two main components, stand alone individualized sessions and a generalized “Core” Orientation. This series is meant to supplement the specific guidance provided by academic departments and administrative offices.

The Fall New Student Orientation Series is designed to offer new students a range of informational programs that are tailored to match the interests of the diverse students admitted to GSAS each year. Although attendance for the Orientation Series is not mandatory, students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration for the Orientation Series will begin on Monday, August 22, 2011. Please bookmark this site and check back for important updates, including event location information, at that time.

GSAS Fall New Student Orientation Series Preliminary Schedule

Graduate Students of Color Lunch
(Intended for newly admitted GSAS students from the United States)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Students are encouraged to join us for a networking lunch for domestic students of color. Students will have the opportunity to meet new and advanced graduate students of color and hear advice from faculty and administrators on strategies on how to make a smooth transition to graduate school.

Financial Aid, Bill Payment and Registration Workshop
(Intended for newly admitted GSAS Master’s students)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The financial aid, bill payment and registration processes can be daunting for newly admitted students who are trying to accumulate themselves to the University. Join us for a discussion that will demystify these processes and meet administrators who will answer your general questions.

GSAS Core Orientation
(Open to newly admitted GSAS students)
Friday, September 9, 2011
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Students can expect to learn about the Graduate School’s structure, hear strategies how to successfully navigate academics, social and community life, hear from advanced graduate students about their experiences, learn about the academic support and student affairs resources available to you as graduate students, learn about program that are offered by the University.

Core Orientation Schedule:

12:00 noon Orientation Check-in

12:15 – 12:25 Welcome, Introductions and Orientation Series Overview

12:25 – 12:40 GSAS 101 & Tips to Help You Get Started

12:40 – 12:45 Graduate Student Government (GSG) Student Welcome

12:45 – 1:30 GSG Leader’s Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:25 Plenary Session: Graduate Student
Perspectives: “What I Wish I Knew”

2:25 – 3:10 NYU Libraries: Resources and Subject Area Specialties

3:10 – 3:40 Student Health Services: A Health and
Disability Services and Wellness Overview

3:40 – 3:50 Graduate Student Life @ NYU

3:50 – 4:00 Core Orientation Wrap-Up, Upcoming Orientation
Series Events

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