Mandatory BME Graduate Student Orientation
Fall 2020 - Schedule of Events

Below is the list of activities and information sessions being held during orientation.  Please pay attention to the "mandatory" information in italics to know what sessions you will need to attend.  There are several different graduate programs that are meeting from BME this week.

Graduate School New Student Orientation (self-guided all week)--Registration Needed

The Graduate School Orientation (which is different from BME Orientationwill be a web-based, self-navigated event designed to feature helpful resources for new students as they begin their Graduate School journey. They are currently working to setup the event on the Graduate School website, which will be launched the week prior to the beginning of the Fall 2020 term. This event will include featured speakers, workshops, and a virtual resource fair. 

NOTE: This orientation is different than BME Orientation listed below.

Monday, August 17, 2020

3:00pm- 3:30pm  Schedule overview and Q&A about Activities for the Week
Mandatory for all students   
3:30pm 4:30pm

Equal Access Equal Opportunity Training
Mandatory for all PhD and Master's Students (both thesis and non-thesis)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

10:00am- 11:30 am

Boilermaker Challenge Virtual Teambuilding Escape Room/Scavenger Hunt
Mandatory for all students

Noon- 1:30pm  

Lunch on your own

1:30pm- 3:30pm

BME Virtual Teaching Assistantship Orientation
Mandatory attendance for all BME TA's 

3:30pm- 4:30pm BME PhD and Master's Thesis Graduate Program Overview (IBSc will have a separate program overview)*
Room: MJIS 1097 and Virtual for those that aren't able to attend
Mandatory for all BME PhD and MS Thesis students. BS/MS (5th Year Master's) students optional.
6 pm ?

BMEGSA Outdoor Sports and Game Night and Popsicle Night

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Professional Master's Day

8:00am- 9:00am

PMP Program Overview
Room: MJIS 1097 and virtually for those that can't attend in person
Mandatory attendance for all Professional Master's Students. Optional for BS/MS (5th Year Master's) students.

9:00 am- 4:00pm

Professional Master's College of Engineering Virtual Orientation

9:00 am Check In

9:15 am Opening Welcome

9:30 am Dean's Office Remarks

9:45 am “The Pixar Way: Movie Tricks for Telling Your Story”

11:00 am “Management of Change”

Noon Lunch Break

1:30 pm Writing Your Resume & Preparing for Career Fairs

3:00 pm  Industry & Alumni Panel – Career Preparation Through a PMP Experience

Mandatory Attendance for All Professional Master's Students--A more detailed schedule with Zoom links will be sent out at a later date

8:00pm- 10:00pm Virtual Trivia Night with BMEGSA

Thursday, August 20, 2020

9:30am- 10:30am

IBSC Orientation with faculty, staff and current students.
Room: MJIS 1097 and virtually for those that can't attend in person
Mandatory for new IBSC students.

10:30am-  12:00pm

Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop
This workshop will fulfill your final piece of the RCR requirement required by The Graduate School
Mandatory for PhD and Thesis Master's students


BMEGSA Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt
Start in MJIS Lawn


Friday, August 21, 2020

8:30 pm ????

BMEGSA Outdoor Movie Night
Bring your own popcorn and blanket/chair etc. and join us for a movie on the lawn.