Graduate student orientation, welcome reception set for Aug. 19

August 03, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- A half-day orientation program for all new Penn State graduate students, sponsored by the Graduate School, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Room 100 of the Thomas Building on the University Park campus. Sessions during the orientation will cover important topics such as plagiarism, graduate student life, and health insurance.

The health insurance session is mandatory for all new international graduate students. All graduate students, both international and domestic, on any form of assistance administered through the University are automatically enrolled in the graduate assistant benefits program that will be covered during this session.

Immediately following the orientation program, the Graduate School will host a reception in the lobby of the Kern Graduate Building beginning at 5 p.m. to welcome all new and returning graduate students to the new academic year. The welcome reception is an opportunity for students to meet colleagues and members of the Penn State community, as well as to explore the various services offered by the University organizations that will be represented at the event. Among these are the International Student Council, the Graduate Student Association, the LGBTA Student Resource Center, Career Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and ITS Training Services.

For more information, please contact Marissa Kutoloski in the Graduate School, by e-mail at or by phone at (814) 865-2516.

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Last Updated August 11, 2009