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Information for Incoming Students – Fall 2022

Orientations, Trainings and Welcome Events

Office of Graduate Affairs (OGA) Orientation (In-person)

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST (Lunch will be included)
Location: TBD
Registration: A link to register was sent by the OGA earlier in the summer
Contact: Office of Graduate Affairs, gradstudentaffairs@brandeis.edu

OGA Reception (In-person)

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Registration: A link to register was sent by the OGA earlier in the summer
Contact: Office of Graduate Affairs, gradstudentaffairs@brandeis.edu
This orientation will be in-person and there unfortunately will be no option to attend remotely. For details, please see the OGA’s Orientation Schedule.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) Library Research Session (In-person)

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) will be hosting discipline-specific sessions to introduce students to the Brandeis Library and its many resources for research and teaching. Students will also have a chance to learn about the services offered through the University Writing Center.

The schedule for the library session is as follows:

Division of Science Session (Biochemistry & Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Genetic Counseling, Mathematics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology)

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. EST
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Contact Person: Becky Prigge, rebeccaprigge@brandeis.edu

Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts Divisions Session (Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Anthropology, Education, English, History, Hornstein, Musicology, Music Composition, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Studio Art, Teaching Chinese, Women Gender & Sexuality Studies)

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. EST
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Contact Person: Becky Prigge, rebeccaprigge@brandeis.edu

Please register for a library session by August 19.

Department Orientation

Many departments will be holding their own orientations in addition to the OGA Orientation. In these orientations you will meet faculty and fellow students and learn the departmental academic policies. Members of the GSAS will also attend these orientations to give you a brief overview of our services, programming and professional development opportunities.

Information about Departmental Orientations will be sent directly by your program. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your department’s administrator.

TA and Title IX Trainings

If you will be a Teaching Assistant or Course Assistant, you will need to attend a few mandatory training sessions. The times of these training sessions are available in the teaching resources section of our website; you will receive an email from the Office of Graduate Affairs detailing the trainings you need and including sign-up links. If you have any questions, please contact the OGA at gradstudentaffairs@brandeis.edu

GSAS Ice Cream Social (In-person)

The GSAS is hosting an ice cream social to welcome new students to campus and give you a chance to meet GSAS faculty and returning students.

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center, Feldberg Lounge
Contact Person: Becky Prigge, rebeccaprigge@brandeis.edu

Please register for the ice cream social by August 19.

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Center for Spiritual Life
Gender and Sexuality Center
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Intercultural Center
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