GSAS Orientation Day
Orientation and DudleyFest for Incoming Students
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall
and Dudley House
Welcome to GSAS! We've planned a day of events to kick off your Harvard experience by connecting you with important services, resources, and people. Incoming students should plan to attend Orientation, where President Drew Faust and the Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will greet you. Following the ceremony, incoming students are invited to lunch in Harvard Yard, and later to an afternoon of fun, food, and drink at Dudley House, including our first annual, alumni-sponsored social hour! Returning GSAS students, you're also invited!
On Orientation morning, you'll receive a packet containing a new edition of the GSAS Bulletin, with stories aimed exclusively at incoming students and a listing of the events of the day. The packet will contain a variety of other information to help you acclimate to Harvard and GSAS — as well as a bracelet that will get you the afternoon's food and drink. Pick it up the packet at Sanders Theatre.
Orientation for New GSAS Students
Margot Gill, Administrative Dean (moderator)
Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
Michael Smith, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Xiao-Li Meng, Dean
James Hogle, Master of Dudley House
Oliver Hauser, Dudley Fellow
Cammi Valdez, Graduate Student Council president
Garth McCavana, Dean for Student Affairs
Under tents in Harvard Yard
(see map in Orientation edition of the GSAS Bulletin, in the Orientation folder)
Dudley House and Boylston Hall
New and returning students, welcome! Come celebrate the beginning of a new year at Harvard — and learn more about the resources of the Graduate School.
- Pick up your stipend check (Dudley House, Graduate Student Lounge)
- Pick up your ID cards and photos (Boylston Hall)
- Connect with student organizations, meet the Dudley House fellows and sign up for tickets to upcoming events on and off the Harvard campus (Red Sox, anyone?)!
- Enter a raffle to win prizes from great local restaurants and merchants!
... and attend a useful workshop on the topics below!
- Harvard Libraries
Common Room, 2nd Floor, Dudley House
1–2 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
- Harvard Health Services
Game Room, 3rd Floor, Dudley House
1-2 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
- Student Survival Guide:
Getting to Know Harvard, Cambridge, and Beyond
Offered by the Graduate Student Council
Fireside Room, 1st Floor, Dudley House
1-2 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
- Staying Fit and Healthy at Harvard
Offered by the Dudley Athletic Fellows
Library, 3rd floor, Dudley House
1-2:00 p.m., 2:30- 3:30p.m.
Get Social — a DudleyFest After-Party!
August 29, 3:30-5 pm
Dudley House Courtyard
New and continuing students: relax, mingle, and kick off the term in good company at our first-ever DudleyFest Social Hour, sponsored by the Graduate School Alumni Association. New students will receive a bracelet in their Orientation packets that morning entitling them to food and drink; returning students - stop by the Info Table at DudleyFest to get your bracelet.
See you there!