2018 Graduate Orientation

Every year, the School of Graduate Studies, Student Life, and the Graduate Students' Union host Graduate Orientation for all new graduate students at Memorial University (those students admitted to graduate programs for the current year, from Winter to Fall semesters). Graduate Orientation is designed to help graduate students in their unique transition to graduate school.

We invite you to the annual Graduate Orientation on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, from 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. RSVP for the Graduate Orientation 2018 by clicking here.

The Graduate Orientation will include; greetings from university's senior administrators and the dean of Graduate Studies, information sessions, booth presentations, free food and giveaways!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the morning. A BBQ will follow the Graduate Orientation, at Bitters Pub, hosted by the Graduate Students' Union (GSU) and Teaching Assistants' Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (TAUMUN).

Register for the Graduate Orientation for your chance to win a FREE Apple iPad!

A FREE Apple iPad will be drawn for during the Graduate Orientation 2018. Students must be registered for the event and present during the draw to be eligible.


 Event:  Time:
 Registration, Snacks, and Booth Visits 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 Greetings from President and Vice-Chancellor 9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
 Keynote Address from Dean of Graduate Studies 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
 Session 1: Networking Activity 10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
 Introduction to TAUMUN, GSU and Booth Fair 10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 Refreshment Break and Booth Visits 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Session 2: Being Academically Successful 11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Session 3: Graduate Life at Memorial 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Refreshment Break and Booth Visits  12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 Campus Tour (sign up at registration table) 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 GSU/TAUMUN BBQ at Bitters 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booth Presenters: To be confirmed

To be eligible for the FREE Apple iPad, RSVP and register by August 31, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Memorial University's Graduate Orientation 2018, please contact Julie Bowering via email at jbowering@mun.ca.

We strongly encourage you to contact the graduate officer of your academic unit to inquire about any departmental orientation sessions that may be held for new graduate students.

If you are a student with a disability and have questions regarding accessibility, we encourage you to contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre.

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We look forward to meeting you all!


School of Graduate Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000