Graduate Student Orientation & Placement Exam Schedule Fall 2019

Draft- changes may occur

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

Monday, August 19 

8:30-10:30am     Orientation Begins in Room W131 Parsons Hall General Meeting for new students with Department Chair Professor Glen Miller, Graduate Coordinator Professor Gonghu Li and Academic Program Coordinator 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    Lunch Provided: Panera Box Lunch in South West Lobby
1:15-2:00pm     Graduate Photos Taken – Meet in the Southwest Lobby, Parsons Hall
2:00pm onwards     Non-international students can use this time to locate their seating, set up email, get ID cards at the MUB, parking permits, etc. 

International Students only:
2:00-4:00pm     
International Student Grad complete hiring paperwork and E-Form check-in. Bring all documentation with you to this meeting. Location MUB Room 330/332


Tuesday, August 20

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


Wednesday, August 21         

International Students only:
8:00–10:00am     
Immigration Rights & Responsibilities (Holloway Commons - Squamscott & Cocheco Rooms) which includes breakfast.

10:30-12:30pm     Placement Exam #2 (Analytical- bring a calculator) Room W131
12:30-1:00pm      Lunch at Holloway Commons with 2 Grad students
1:30-3:30pm     Placement Exam #3 (Inorganic) Room W131
3:30-5:30pm     Chemistry Teaching Seminar Session #1 (Chem 800) Room S150 & Gen Chem labs will be used


Thursday, August 22

8:00-10:00am     Placement Exam #4 (Physical) Room W131 
10:00-11:00am   
 Suicide Prevention Training Room N116 Parsons Hall, Dr. Elisa Bolton presenting
11:15am Suprise
12:00-1:00pm     Pizza Lunch and mingle with grad students
1:00-5:45pm     Chem Teaching Seminar Session #2 (Chem 800) Room W131


Friday, August 23   

8:10- 10:00am     Course Lab tours and TA Technology Training
10-11:30am     Safety Instruction with Andrew Bevan, EH&S, room S231 Parsons Hall
11:30-12:30pm     Lunch – Philbrook with 2 Grad Students
12:30-5:00pm     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 2019 SEMESTER OPENS

26 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)
2:00-4:00pm Organic Chemistry TA Training- S250 Parsons
3:00-4:00pm Chem 411 TAs Orientation meeting (new TAs)
4:00-5:00pm   Chem 405 TAs orientation meeting (new TAs)

     27 Tuesday  

 
12:40-2:00pm  Faculty Research Presentations in W131 Parsons
2:00-2:30pm Poster Session with Refreshments
2:40-4:30pm

Faculty Research Presentations in W131 Parsons

​28 Wednesday

 
2:00–4:00pm

TA training on Grading (Includes new and continuing TAs)
Gen Chem TAs Room S150

29 Thursday   

 
12:40-2:00pm Faculty Research Presentations in W131 Parsons
2:00-2:30pm Poster Session with Refreshments
2:40-4:30pm Faculty Research Presentations in W131 Parsons

30 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

 

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

Link for more information: https://gradschool.unh.edu/research/responsible-conduct-research-rcr-training  Note: Most Ph.D. students complete the 11 web-based modules and attend the RCR Training session scheduled in the Fall instead of attending Grad 930. 

You must REGISTER for this training ahead of time and mark Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 12:30-4:00pm on your calendars.

  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, academic department coordinator, Parsons W115 
Cindi.Rohwer@unh.edu or call 603-862-1795.