Mandatory BME Graduate Student Orientation
Fall 2023 - 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.  Please note that this schedule is tentative and may be subject to change as needed.  

Prior to Orientation


Monday, August 14, 2023--Acclimate Yourself With Campus

Acclimate Yourself to Campus and check in with faculty advisor if pursuing a thesis degree.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023--PhD Training and BME TA Training

    Breakfast on Your Own
9:00am- 10:00am

PhD, BME and IBSc Program Overview
Room: MJIS 1097

Mandatory for all PhD thesis students

10:00am- 11:00am

Peer Mentor Meet and Greet
Room: MJIS 1097

Mandatory for all  PhD thesis students

11:00am- 1:00pm  

PhD Peer Mentor Cookout/Explore Campus


1:00pm- 2:00pm

PhD Wrap-up Session (Q&A, Ice Breakers, Mentoring Discussion)
Room: MJIS 1097

Mandatory for all  PhD thesis students

3:00pm- 4:30pm

BME Teaching Assistantship Training
Room: MJIS 1097

Mandatory attendance for all BME TA's

Wednesday, August 16, 2023--Professional Master's Training

    Breakfast on Your Own
9:00am- 10:00 am

PMP Program Overview
Room: FRNY 1043

Mandatory attendance for all Professional Master's Students. Optional for BS/MS (5th Year Master's) students.

10:00 am 11:00 am

Resume Do's and Don'ts

Room: FRNY 1043

11:00 am 12:00 pm

Navigating a Career Fair PMP Student and Alumni Panel

Room: FRNY 1043

12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Grab and Go Lunch

Room: FRNY 1043

4:00pm- 5:00 pm

College of Engineering PMP Networking Session

Room: Anniversary Drawing Room, Purdue Memorial Union

7:30 pm 9:30 pm

BMEGSA Social Event--Trivia Night @Tap

Location: 100 South Chauncey, West Lafayette

Thursday, August 17, 2023

9:00 am- 10:0 0am

Professional Photos
Room: MJIS 1083

Mandatory for all students. (Indianapolis students may submit a photo if they do not want to come to West Lafayette for this).

Business professional attire; these photos will be used for our website and other announcements during your training at Purdue.

9:30 am- 11:30 am

BMEGSA Social Event--Coffee Hour at Lavazza*

This event is a grab and go event as it conflicts with a few orientation events.  Feel free to grab coffee at anytime during this event and don't feel obligated to stay the entire time.  

*Location REVISED: Lavazza located in Marriott Hall on-campus

10:00 am- 11:00 am

IBSC networking breakfast with faculty, staff and current students.
Room: *REVISED* MJIS 2001
Mandatory for new IBSC students.

11:30 am 12:30 pm

MS Thesis Program Overview

Room: MJIS 1097

Friday, August 18, 2023

8:30am- 4:00pm


Graduate School New Student Orientation (different than BME student orientation) 


Friday, August 25, 2023

1:00 pm 2:00pm


Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Ice Cream Social with Faculty and Graduate Students

Location: MJIS Lawn