Graduate Student Orientation & Placement Exam Schedule Fall 2017

please note this is a draft and may change

It is mandatory for all new graduate students to attend this schedule.

Monday, August 21 

8:15-10:15am     Orientation Begins in Room W131 Parsons Hall General Meeting for new students with Department Chair Professor Glen Miller, Graduate Coordinator Professor Gonghu Li and Department Manager Cindi Rohwer.

Topics: Department welcome, Administrative orientation, TA assignments and more.

Note: Parking is available at the meters on Academic Way, which is the road in front of Parsons Hall until you can obtain a commuter parking pass (if needed).

10:30–12:30pm     Placement Exam #1 (Organic) Room W131
12:30–1:15pm     Panera Box Lunch in South West Lobby
1:15-2:00pm     Graduate Photos Taken – Meet in the Southwest Lobby, Parsons Hall

 

International Students only:
2:00-3:00pm     
International Student Grad complete hiring paperwork and E-Form check-in. Bring all documentation with you to this meeting. Location MUB Room 334

3:15-5:15pm     Placement Exam #2 (Inorganic) Room W131


Tuesday, August 22

8:00–4:00pm     Graduate School OrientationMandatory for all students. Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building (MUB)


Wednesday, August 23         

International Students only:
9:00–10:00am     
Immigration Rights & Responsibilities (MUB Strafford Room) – For International Students Only.

10:30-12:30pm     Placement Exam #3 (Analytical) Room W131
12:30-1:00pm      Pizza Lunch in Southwest Lobby 
1:00-3:00pm     Placement Exam #4 (Physical) Room W131
3:00-5:30pm     Chemistry Teaching Seminar Session #1 (Chem 800) Room W131


Thursday, August 24

8:10-12:00pm     Chemistry Teaching Seminar Session #2 (Chem 800) Room W131
12:00-1:15pm     Lunch
1:30-2:00pm     Fire Drill/Evacuation Drill for Occupants & NEW GRADS
2:00-5:30pm     Chem Teaching Seminar Session #3 (Chem 800) Room W131


Friday, August 25    

8:10- 10:00am     Course Lab tours and TA Technology Training
10-11:30am     Safety Instruction with Andy Glode, EH&S
11:45-12:45pm     Lunch – Lunch at Holloway Commons
1:00-4:00pm     New graduate student course advising. Located in Room W119 Parsons

Students will be scheduled for 10-15 minute sessions each. Please come early in case it takes less time than scheduled. You will be able to register for your courses on-line after your advising session.


FALL 2017 SEMESTER OPENS

28 Monday

 

Classes Begin at 8:10 a.m.

  General Chemistry New TA Training – S150 Parsons
2:00-3:00pm Chem 403 TAs orientation meeting (new TAs)
3:00-4:00pm Chem 411 TAs Orientation meeting (new TAs)
4:00-5:00pm   Chem 405 TAs orientation meeting (new TAs)

     29 Tuesday  

 
12:40-2:00pm  Faculty Research Presentations in S250 Parsons
2:00-2:30pm Poster Session with Refreshments
2:40-4:30pm

Faculty Research Presentations in S250 Parsons

​30 Wednesday

 
2:00–4:00pm TA training on Grading, location TBD

31 Thursday   

 
12:40-2:00pm Faculty Research Presentations in S250 Parsons
2:00-2:30pm Poster Session with Refreshments
2:40-4:30pm Faculty Research Presentations in S250 Parsons

1 Friday

 
1:10-2:00 pm Chem 403 TA MEETING – New and Veteran TAs, S150 Parsons
2:10-3:00pm

Chem 411 TA Meeting – New and Veteran TAs, S150 Parsons

3:10-4:00pm

Chem 405 TA Meeting – New and Veteran TAs, S150 Parsons

1:10-5:00pm

Organic Lab Orientation for all Organic Course TAs
per Prof. Sarah Joiner and Susan Small, Organic Course labs.
Location S250 Parsons

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TRAINING:
  1. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for Ph.D. Students

Link for more information: http://gradschool.unh.edu/rcr.php  Note: Most Ph.D. students complete the 11 web-based modules and attend the RCR Training session scheduled in the Fall. There will be a separate module and training session for MS students also in the Fall. You must REGISTER for this training ahead of time.

  1. Fire Extinguisher Training will be scheduled with EH&S. Cindi Rohwer, Mgr. will send you an email for sessions available. It is mandatory to sign up for one session.
  2. Lab Safety and on-line Hazardous Waste training will be scheduled with EH&S. Cindi Rohwer will send them your UNH email address and they will set you up for access via MyCourses. Hazardous Waste Training must be completed within 2 weeks of email notification by EH&S.
For questions, please see Cindi Rohwer, Manager, Parsons W115 
Cindi.Rohwer@unh.edu or call 603-862-1795.