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(including new Summer 2017 graduate students)
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday, August 14

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. New Student Orientation Meeting (required for all new graduate students)
LOCATION: WALC1018 (Wilmeth Active Learning Center)  

11:30 a.m.   Lunch and Student Panel Session
provided by OMEGA (Official Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Safety Training

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. New Ph.D. Orientation Meeting (required for all new Direct Ph.D. and Ph.D. students)
LOCATION: ME 1130 (Mechanical Engineering building)

Tuesday, August 15

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  New Master’s Orientation Meeting (required for all new MS students)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session on Academic Integrity
Jeffery Stefancic, Associate Dean of Students
LOCATION: EE 129 (Electrical Engineering building)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session on Engineering Libraries  
Amy Van Epps, Associate Professor, Libraries

Wednesday, August 16

(Note: ME faculty are on a retreat today and will not be available)

8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Teaching Assistant Orientation (by assignment only; check-in starts at 7:45 a.m.)
LOCATION: Class of 1950 Lecture Hall

Thursday, August 17

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OMEGA Mentoring Program Meet and Greet

Friday, August 18

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
LOCATION: Stewart Center 310

9:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Welcome
LOCATION: Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse

  • Emcee Marcela Martinez Chavez, PGSG President
  • Opening remarks by Linda Mason, Interim Dean of the Graduate School
  • Community Offerings – John Dennis, Mayor of West Lafayette
  • Safety and Security – John Cox, Purdue Chief of Police
  • Equal Access and Opportunity – Erin Oliver, Director of Office of Institutional Equity
  • Student rights and Responsibilities – Jeff Stefancic, Associate Dean of Students
  • Graduate School and Services – Tom Atkinson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • Brief remarks on video from the Office of Admissions, Office of Graduate Records, Disability Resource Center, and Human Resource Staff Benefits

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. International Q & A
LOCATION: Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse                                                        

10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30  Breakout Sessions:

  • Professional Development/Research Repository
    Cyndi Lynch, director of Fellowships and Professional Development
    Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist
    LOCATION: Stewart Center 314
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    Pete Dunn, Professor Emerita
    LOCATION: Stewart Center 320

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Resource Fair (over 40 Purdue University and community organizations will participate)
LOCATION: Stewart Center 302-306

1:00–2:30 p.m. OR  3:00–4:30 p.m.  Teaching in the American Classrooms (by assignment only; see assignment sheets in your orientation folder)


English Language Screening
(only for international students)
details will be announced soon

Graduate Payroll Orientation
Attend a payroll session that DOES NOT conflict with the orientation schedule for Mechanical Engineering

Monday, August 14 – Thursday, August 17
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 218 ABCD

Human Resources Staff Benefits
Thursday, August 24: 2:00 to 3:00 pm in STEW 214CD
Friday, August 25: 12:00 to 1:00 pm in STEW 310
Monday, August 28: 9:00 to 10:00 am in STEW 202

Equal Opportunity sessions for new graduate student staff and graduate fellows
Office of Ethics and Compliance
Tuesday, August 15, 3:00-4:30 pm, WALC 2007
Thursday, August 17, 1:00-2:30 pm, WALC 2007

Have your photo taken!
Take advantage of this free service to get a professional headshot, for use in job hunting and academic publicity.
Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17: 9:00-11:30am and 2:00-4:00pm, Room ME2042
Please do not wear T-shirts or caps/hats.

ME Graduate Office
585 Purdue Mall (Room 1005)
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-5730