Morning ceremonies provide essential information for graduate students followed by a luncheon for you and members of your department. Following the Orientation Lunch, students can attend workshops, visit a resource fair, and learn about student groups at DudleyFest. The afternoon ends with the Graduate School Alumni Association Social Hour outside Dudley House.


Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall

9:00 a.m

Doors Open
Seating is first come, first serve

9:30 a.m

Welcoming Speeches
Garth McCavana, Dean for Student Affairs (moderator)
Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
Michael Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Emma Dench, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
James Hogle, Faculty Dean of Dudley House
Eliza Gettel, Coordinating Dudley Fellow
Gbemisola Abiola, President of the Graduate Student Council (GSC)

10:30 a.m.

Becoming a New Professional in Your Field
Sarah Richardson, Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women
Seth Avakian, Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
Maike Isaac, Education Specialist for Graduate and Professional Schools,
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR)


Science Center Plaza

11:30 a.m.
Join faculty, department administrators, and classmates for lunch under the tent on the Science Center plaza