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Welcome New GSAS Students! 

We look forward to welcoming you to campus during the GSAS Orientation on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28. Please dress comfortably, as part of the program includes walking around campus. Information regarding campus parking is available on our Orientation Page. You will hear from current students, faculty, and staff during orientation, so come prepared with your questions to get the best possible experience. Questions regarding general orientation can be directed to Steven Weglinski at weglinski@brandeis.edu.

Schedule

Monday, August 27:
9:00 am12:45 pmDepartmental Orientation & Lunch (with department*)

*Please check below to see your department's information.

1:00 pm4:05 pm (Shapiro Campus Center Theater)

4:15 pm5:00 pmInternational Student Orientation (Shapiro Campus Center Theater)*
5:30 pm8:30 pmEnglish Language Diagnostic Exam (Olin Sang 101 - Auditorium)*
*International students only. Questions about the Diagnostic Exam can be directed to Amy Rinaldo, English Language Programs, arinaldo@brandeis.edu. Learn more about the diagnostic on the English Language Programs website.

Tuesday, August 28:
9:30 am – 12:30 pmTF/TA/CA Orientation (Shapiro Campus Center Theater)*
*Mandatory for anyone with teaching responsibilities or who wants to teach this year. Questions can be directed to Alyssa Canelli, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, acanelli@brandeis.edu.
12:30 pm1:45 pmGraduate Student Welcome BBQ (Chapels Field)
1:45 pm2:20 pmSmall Group time with your Orientation Leader (Meet at edge of Chapels Field)
2:20 pm4:25 pm (SCC Theater & Goldfarb Treasure Hall)

4:25 pm4:45 pmWrap Up & Evaluations in Small Group

Transportation

The Brandeis Waltham Shuttle will be running on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 from 7:00 am6:00 pm to assist students to and from campus during orientation activities.  For more information on the route and transportation during the academic year, please visit the Public Safety website. The Charles River Road, Gosman and Theater parking lots will be available on Monday, August 27. On Tuesday, August 28, the rear of Theater lot will be available for graduate student parking. We encourage students to use public transportation and carpooling if possible.

Social Media

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Departmental Orientations

Departmental orientations for Monday, August 27 are listed below with the contact information for each department. Please note that your department may have mandatory orientation activities at another time that are not listed on this page. Please review the emails you have received from your department to ensure that you are aware of all orientation requirements and contact your department administrator with any questions.

Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, Sybil Schlesinger (sybilsch@brandeis.edu)
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Anthropology, Laurel Carpenter (lcarpent@brandeis.edu)
11:00 am—12:45 pm, Brown 225

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—11:00 am, Location TBD; 11:30 am—12:45 pm, Shapiro Science Center Level 1 Library

Biotechnology, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—11:00 am, Location TBD; 11:30 am—12:45 pm, Shapiro Science Center Level 1 Library

Chemistry, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—12:45 pm, Shapiro Science Center 3-37

Comparative Humanities, (mach@brandeis.edu)
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Computational Linguistics, (compsci@brandeis.edu)
Wednesday, August 22, 9:154:30 pm, Gerstenzang 135
(Computational Linguistics students
 must also attend the Computer Science orientation)

Computer Science, (compsci@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—12:45 pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

English, Lisa Pannella (pannella@brandeis.edu
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Genetic Counseling, Missy Goldberg (goldberg@brandeis.edu)
9:30 am—12:30 pm, Mandel Building Seminar 128

Global Studies, Mangok Mach Bol (mbol@brandeis.edu)
10:00 am—12:00 pm, Location TBA

History, Dona Delorenzo (delorenz@brandeis.edu)
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Hornstein; Jewish Professional Leadership, Carol Hengerle (hengerle@brandeis.edu)
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Mathematics, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
9:30 am—11:00 am, Goldfarb Library Room Goldfarb 230; 11:30 am—12:45 pm, Goldsmith 100

Molecular and Cell Biology, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu
9:00 am—11:00 am, (location TBD); 11:30 am—12:45 pm, Shapiro Science Center Level 1 Library

Music Composition and Theory, Mark Kagan (kagan@brandeis.edu)
9:30 am, Slosberg Music Center

Musicology, Mark Kagan (kagan@brandeis.edu)
9:30 am, Slosberg Music Center

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Joanne Arnish (jarnish@brandeis.edu)
10:00 am, Lown 315

Neuroscience, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—11:00 am, (location TBD); 11:30 am—12:45 pm, Shapiro Science Center Level 1 Library

Philosophy, Julie Seeger (jseeger@brandeis.edu)
9:30 am—11:30 am, Rabb 338 (Danielsen Room)

Physics, Science Graduate Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)
11:30 am—12:45 pm, Abelson 333

Politics, Rosanne Colocouris (colocour@brandeis.edu
10:00 am, Olin Sang 207

Premedical Studies, Kate Stutz (stutz@brandeis.edu
9:30 am—12:30 pm, Usdan 169 Study Abroad Conference Room

Psychology, Sarah Lupis (slupis@brandeis.edu)
11:45 am12:45 pm, Graduate Student Center, Kutz Hall

Sociology, Lauren Jordahl (ljordahl@brandeis.edu)
10:30 am—12:00 pm, Pearlman Hall; 12:00 am—12:45 pm, Faculty Club

Studio Art, Christine Dunant (cdunant@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am, Epstein second floor

Teaching Chinese, Xiwen Lu (xiwenlu@brandeis.edu)
9:00 am—5:00 pm, the Mandel Center for the Humanities Room 128

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Shannon Kearns (skearns@brandeis.edu)
10:00 am—12:30 pm, Rabb 119 (joint program students go to departments at 11:00 am)