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Departmental and Program Orientation Sessions

2017 Departmental and Program Orientation Sessions (in addition to The 2017 Orientation schedule)

Please check back often, as these will continue to be updated throughout the summer:

Art, Art History, & Visual Studies – planning in progress

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics – planning in progress

BME Biomedical Engineering
August 22, 2017
2:00 - 3:30pm
Hudson Hall 207
BME MS Department Orientation from 2:00 till 3:30 in Hudson Hall 207

Business Administration
August 23, 2017 - PhD Photo Op and Welcome Info Session
9:30 - 11:00am
Photo Studio in East Keller and DeSanctis Seminar Room in West Keller

August 14, 2017
Beginning a week-long series of orientation events with a few additional events scheduled the following week.

Civil & Environmental Engineering - planning in progress

Classical Studies
August 23, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm
Allen Building (begin in 226)
Welcome Meeting & Diagnostic Exams

Computer Science
August 18, 2017
8:30am - 3:30pm
Required department orientation for new MS and PhD students

August 21, 2018
12:30 - 3:30pm
Lunch with student mentors, meet the Computer Facility staff, tour Robotics

August 23, 2017
12:30 - 1:30pm
Lunch for all grad students

August 24, 2017
10am - 1:30pm
Session with Dave McDonald from Career Center, new student lunch with CS faculty

August 4, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm
Social Sciences 111

English - planning in progress

Global Health
August 23, 2017
040 Trent Hall
MSc-GH Welcome and Program Overview

August 24, 2017
Spruce Pine Lodge, 2235 Bahama Rd, Bahama, NC
MSc-GH Program at the Durham Challenge Course
The Home of Dr. Mary Story
Welcome Reception for DGHI

August 25, 2017
Location TBD
MSc-GH Information Sessions

Graduate Liberal Studies
August 23, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Garden Room - Washington Duke Inn
Orientation Luncheon and Information for newly admitted MALS students

Marine Science Conservation PhD program, Duke Marine Laboratory – planning in progress

Master of Arts and Teaching
July 5, 2017
9am - 3pm
West Duke Building, Room 202

July 6, 2017
11am - 1pm
East Duke Building 209 and 204D
Alum panel

Mathematics – planning in progress

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
August 24, 2017
10:30-11:30am for MS Students; 12-1pm for PhD Students
232 Hudson Hall
Departmental Orientation Sessions

August 24, 2017
1:30 - 3:30pm
Durham Hotel Rooftop Bar
Incoming PhD Student Social Mingling with MEMS faculty, staff & Graduate Committee Students (only approved PhD students may attend - email for information)

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology - planning in progress

August 14, 2017
12:00 noon
Davison 3114
New students will be given a program overview, registration help, fill in direct deposit forms, have photo taken, Q&A.

Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
August 22, 2017
Location TBD
Departmental Orientation Meeting

August 23, 2017
9:45am - 12pm
Peer Mentor Kick-Off Event - Spend a fun morning with your peer mentors at the Museum of Life and Science (

August 24, 2017
Location TBD
Student-Only Poster Session

August 31, 2017
4:00 - 5:00pm
LSRC 2nd Floor Landing
Back to School Happy Hour – Annual “Welcome to Duke/PCB-New Student Happy Hour” to meet and mingle with faculty and students.

Political Science
August 16, 2017
Gross Hall Bldg., Room 270 (2nd floor)
Orientation will continue through Friday, August 25th

Pratt School of Engineering (PhD)
August 21, 2017
8:30am - 5:30pm
Fitzpatrick Center
School-wide orientation session for all incoming PhD students

Psychology & Neuroscience
August 21, 2017
319 Soc/Psych Bldg

Religion - planning in progress

Romance Studies - planning in progress

School of Nursing
Friday, August 25, 2017
School of Nursing, Room 1103 and Café Duson Atrium
(Bring laptops)

SSRI -- Program for Advanced Research in Social Science – planning in progress