New Graduate Student Orientation
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
August 18-20, 2020
This schedule is tentative and subject to change
All events will be located in Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Life Sciences Building, unless marked otherwise.
Tuesday, August 18
MCIBS Students will be attending MCIBS Retreat. Details will be forthcoming from Drs. Rolls and Glick
Wednesday, August 19
|8:45 – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks|
|9:15 - 9:30 a.m.||Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee (HGSAC)|
|9:35 - 9:50 a.m.||Graduate Student Professional Development Assessment |
|9:50 - 10:05 a.m.||Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)|
|10:05 - 10:15 a.m||Penn State’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) |
|10:15 - 11:15 a.m.||Nine things to know about Title IX Matters – Office of Student Affairs|
|11:15 - 12:00 noon||New student health insurance overview|
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||BREAK|
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ||Managing Stress, Maintaining a Healthy Life|
|2:00 - 2:45 p.m.||Group meetings with IGDP Program Chairs|
Thursday, August 20
|9:00 a.m.||Faculty Panel Discussion|
|9:30 a.m.||T-32 Training Grant Opportunities within the Huck|
|10:00 - 11:00 a.m.||Q & A with Peer Mentors|
|11:00 - 12:30 a.m.||LUNCH with Peer Mentors - 3rd Floor Bridge, Huck Life Sciences Building|
|1:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Grad School New Student Orientation (Livestream)|
Friday, August 21
BG incoming students will be attending the BG retreat. Details will be forthcoming from Dr. Perry.
CITI - online ethics training required of all graduate students by the graduate school.
When all modules have been completed, take a copy of your certificate to the appropriate program assistant in 101 Huck Life Sciences Building:
Bioinformatics & Genomics; Ecology; Neuroscience:
Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS); Plant Biology; Integrated and Biomedical Physiology:
Final deadline for submission for CITI is Jauary 15, 2021 - We need a copy of the CITI certificate with date completed
Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuse – all students being paid on a fellowship or assistantship must complete every calendar year.
We need a copy of the certificate of completion by January 15, 2021