Graduate Student Orientation & Placement Exam Schedule Fall 2022

Draft- changes may occur

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

2022 schedule:

Monday, August 22 


Orientation Begins in Room W131 Parsons Hall General Meeting for new students with Professor Erik Berda, Chair, Professor Meg Greenslade, Graduate Coordinator, Professor Chris Bauer & Dr. Ian Konen, Chem 800 instructors and Cindi Rohwer, Department Manager. Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided. Topics: Department welcome, Administrative orientation, Chem 800 introduction and assignment, TA assignment letters 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 (Physical) – Room W131 Parsons
12:30–1:30pm    Lunch Provided: Panera Box Lunch in South West Lobby
1:30-3:30pm     Placement Exam #2 (Organic) – Room W119
3:30pm     Building Tour with Esraa Ahmad and Allison St. John, CGSA.

Tuesday, August 23

8:00–1:00pm     Graduate School Orientation – Location Hamel Rec Center, MAC courts located adjacent to the front desk
Register for graduate assistant orientation here

Check out the Graduate School Website for information on Graduate Student Assistantships and more.
1:00pm-2:00pm     Additional assistance for hiring paperwork

International Students only:
1:00pm-3:00pm International Student Grad complete hiring paperwork. Bring all documentation with you to this meeting. Location MUB Room 330/332.

Domestic Students should use this time to: Get your ID card, register your computer & phone, and/or walk the campus to orient yourself.

Wednesday, August 24     

International Students only:
Immigration Rights & Responsibilities (Holloway Commons – Squamscott & Cocheco Rooms) which includes a Welcome breakfast.

All 1st year grads:
10:30-12:30pm     Placement Exam #3 (Analytical –Bring a Calculator) Room W131
12:30-1:30pm        Lunch at Holloway with 2 Grad Students - Meet in SW lobby
2:00 – 4:00pm     Placement Exam #4 (Inorganic) Room W131

Thursday, August 25

8:10am- 11:30am       Chemistry Teaching Seminar Session #1 (Chem 800) Room S150
11:30am-12:00pm      Graduate Photos Taken – Meet Cindi Rohwer in the Southwest Lobby, Parsons Hall
12:00-1:30pm             Department Welcome Picnic - All grads, faculty & staff
1:30-6:00pm               Chem Teaching Seminar Session #2 (Chem 800) Room W131

Friday, August 26   

8:10-11:30 am            Chem Teaching Seminar Session #3 (Chem 800) Room S150
11:30-1pm                  Lunch at Philbrook with 2 Grad Students - meet in SW Lobby
1:00pm onwards       New graduate student course advising. Located in Room W119  Students will be scheduled and notified of their time for advising. You will be able to register for your courses on-line after your advising session.



8/29 Monday



8:10 a.m. Classes Begin
1:00-2:00pm EH&S Safety Training –NEW TAS –Room S231 Parsons

General Chemistry New TA Training – S150 Parsons
Meet veteran TA’s, tour the course labs & receive technology training. 


Organic Chemistry New TA Training - S250 Parsons

   8/30 Tuesday  


Faculty Research Presentations W131 Parson

2:30-3:00pm Poster Session with Refreshments 

​8/31 Wednesday


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

9/1 Thursday   


Faculty Research Presentations W131 Parsons

2:30-3:00pm Poster Session with Refreshments 

9/2 Friday

1:10-2:00pm 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

Monday – September 5th – UNH is closed in honor of Labor Day. No classes.

  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. 
  3. RCR Training from the Graduate School – requires registration and completion of training models. Please see the following: 

September 2022 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training 

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. There are two sessions of this training, one for post-docs and faculty and the other for Graduate students. Here is the link for the Graduate Student RCR site: 

The Fall 2022 RCR training session will take place in the Granite State Room on Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:30-4:00 pm. Registration is required (see below to register). Incoming Ph.D. students must complete the 12 web-based modules (available on the RCR Module Website) prior to attending the virtual training session. Please contact either Dr. Will Clyde or Julie Simpson with questions about the training requirement or the training session.

  • What: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for New PhD Students 

  • Where: Granite State Room 

  • When: Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:30-4:00 pm 

  • Registration: RCR Training RSVP Form 

The training fulfills: 

  1. The National Science Foundation (NSF) mandate that all postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students supported by NSF to conduct research on proposals submitted on or after January 4, 2010 receive appropriate training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research (see  In January 2019, NSF added that it strongly encourages the training of faculty in RCR.   

  1. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) RCR requirement (see 

For questions, please see Cindi Rohwer, academic department coordinator, Parsons W115 or call 603-862-1795.