The School of Graduate Studies, Student Life, and the Graduate Students' Union invite you to the annual Graduate Orientation Welcome Event, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for all new graduate students at Memorial University (those students admitted to graduate programs for the current year, from Winter to Fall semesters).

The Welcome Event will include; a greeting from Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University, a welcome from Dr. Cecilia Reynolds, Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies, a keynote address from Dr. Aimée Surprenant, 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 Welcome Event, at Bitters Pub, hosted by the GSU and TAUMUN.

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

A FREE Apple iPad Mini will be drawn for during the Graduate Orientation Welcome Event 2017.

Students will have to be registered for the event and be present during the draw to be eligible.


Tuesday, September 5 - Graduate Orientation Welcome Event

Registration, Snacks, and Booth Visits8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Greetings, Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
Welcome, Dr. Cecilia Reynolds, Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address, Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Dean, Graduate Studies9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
TAUMUN10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to GSU and Booth Fair10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment break and booth visits10:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Session 1: Being Academically Successful11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 2: Graduate Life at Memorial12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Optional Events:Time:
Campus Tour (optional - sign up at registration table)12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
GSU/TAUMUN BBQ at Bitters1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booth Presenters:

  • Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
  • Graduate Student's Union (GSU)
  • QEII Library
  • The Commons (QEII)
  • Sexual Harassment Office
  • The Teaching Assistant's Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (TAUMUN)
  • Department of Technical Services
  • Research Grant and Contract Services
  • Canadian Federation of Students
  • Writing Centre
  • Internationalization Office
  • Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL)
  • Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Wellness & Counselling Centre
  • Memorial University Chaplaincy
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Learning Centre
  • The Harris Centre/Yaffle

For information regarding other Graduate Orientation events and information sessions, please visit the Graduate Orientation 2017 website.

The Graduate Orientation Welcome Event 2017 will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2017 in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, from 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. RSVP for the Graduate Orientation Welcome Event 2017 by selecting "Going" on our Facebook event's page. If you do not have Facebook, please RSVP via sgsassistant@mun.ca. To be eligible for the FREE Apple iPad Mini, RSVP and register on the day of. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Memorial University's Graduate Orientation please contact us via email at ashley.hurley@mun.ca or call 709-864-3581.

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.


School of Graduate Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552