First year Stanford Biosciences students in class


Dear Colleagues,

Hope this finds you all having enjoyed a great summer and excited for the new school year.

I am attaching the New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO '14) schedule for your information and distribution. Hard copies will be here soon from the printer and please let me know if you would like hard copies and how many.

NGSO'14 will run from Sun. 9/14/14 to Sat. 9/20/14 with a variety of information, skills-building, and social events to prepare and inform new students about academic and student life resources, and to start building a sense of a connection and community with each other. Your support and participation has always been crucial and much appreciated.

I would like to highlight a few programs from this year's full schedule:

  • Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC) will be open in the GCC providing information for new students, from 9/3/14 - 9/24/14, 9am-5pm
  • Grad 101 sessions: Helpful and informative sessions with panels of returning graduate students sharing their experiences and wisdom about graduate student life
  • Making the Most of Your Academic Opportunities, Ice Cream Social, Sequoia Way, Courtyard behind Green Earth Sciences, Wednesday, 9/17/14, 4:00-5:30pm
  • CTL's presentation of "Graduate School Strategies" on 9/16/14 and 9/18/14
  • President's Reception, Hoover House, Thursday, 9/18/14. 3:30-5 pm
  • GOALIE (Graduate Orientation And Lunch Information Event), Canfield Court (between Meyer Library and the Law School), Friday, 9/19/14, 12-2pm

You are welcomed to attend any of these and other NGSO'14 events.

Please also know that the international student orientation at Bechtel will be from 9/8/14-9/24/14. Please check the I-Center website for further information and updates.

Please let me know if you have any questions and best wishes for a successful opening!

Ken Hsu

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs Director,
Graduate Life Office Stanford University

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