New Student Orientation

AUG 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


August 22, 2019: 9:00 AM


9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Proshansky Auditorium Lobby, Concourse Level
10:00 a.m., Proshansky Auditorium, Concourse Level
Welcoming Remarks
Matthew G. Schoengood, Vice President for Student Affairs
James Muyskens, Interim President
Keynote Address
Lisa Farrington, Distinguished Professor and Founding Chair of the Art & Music Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Alumna, Ph.D. Program in Art History, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
An Introduction to Graduate Center Student Life
Julia Wrigley, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Elizabeth Che, Student, Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology, and Co-Chair for Student Affairs, Doctoral Students’ Council
Maurice Ravel: “Alborada del Gracioso”
Han Chen, Piano
Student, D.M.A. Program in Music Performance
Presentation on Graduate Center Library Resources and Graduate Center Digital Initiatives
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Proshansky Auditorium, Concourse Level 


Lunch Hosted by the Doctoral Students’ Council
Begins at 12:00 noon, 5th Floor DSC Lounges (Rooms 5409 and 5414)
Financing Your Education at The Graduate Center
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., C204, Concourse Level
Student Bill of Rights: What You Need to Know
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., C198, Concourse Level
Accessing The Graduate Center: Student Disability Services
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., C201, Concourse Level
Strategizing for Your Professional Success Throughout Your Academic Program 
- Office of Career Planning and Professional Development 
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., C202, Concourse Level
Launching Your Teaching Career with the Teaching and Learning Center
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., C202, Concourse Level
Managing the Transition:  Finding Your Way Into and Out of Doctoral Study
Wellness Center/Student Counseling Services
1:30 to 2:15 p.m., C204, Concourse Level
Your Rights as an Academic Worker in the PSC
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., C198, Concourse Level
Getting the Most Out of Your Master’s Program
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., C202, Concourse Level
Tours of the Mina Rees Library
2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., Library Entrance, First Floor


International Student Orientation: Immigration Information, Living in New York, and Understanding The Graduate Center’s Academic System.
(Duplicate sessions: please attend only one)
Thursday, August 15 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 9205
Thursday, August 22 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 9205
All F-1 and J-1 students should plan to attend one of the International Student Orientation sessions listed above.
F-1 and J-1 Students must complete the check-in procedure with the Office of International Students shortly after they arrive in New York. Please bring your Passport, I-20 or DS-2019 form, and I-94 record to the Office of International Student to check-in. 
Free MMR Vaccination Walk-in Clinic
Concourse Level C205
Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in New Student Orientation activities, please contact Clare Wilson, student disability services manager, at 212.817.7400 or Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.