One of the most important events OSDI holds every year is our New Graduate Student of Color Orientation. Our orientation is especially designed to make students’ transition into graduate school as smooth and rewarding as possible. At orientation, you will learn more about the College of Education, be provided information about important campus resources available to you, have an opportunity to meet other current and incoming students towards building community, and get a better understanding of navigating your graduate education.

To let us know you are coming to the OSDI New Graduate Student of Color Orientation, please confirm your attendance through our RSVP form here.


11:00–11:30 Students of Color Welcome Activity (Miller 212)

11:30–12:00 Introductions & CoE Community (Miller 112 & 112A)

  • Office of Student Services
  • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
  • CoE Student Communities:
    • International Educators at the College of Education (IECE)
    • Teacher Education Research Interest (TERI)
    • Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE)
    • Diversity Committee
    • Queer Education Collective (QEC)

12:00–1:30pm OSDI/Student-Faculty Luncheon and Miller Dessert Tour (Miller 112 & 112A)

  • Attendees of the Students of Color and International Student Luncheon are invited to a buffet lunch to socialize with other students as well as faculty and staff.

1:30-2:00 Faculty of Color Panel (Miller 212)

  • Faculty speak about their areas of research and provide wisdom on the advisor-advisee relationship, work-life balance, and offer tips for their scholarly trajectory.

2:15-2:45 Success as a Graduate Student of Color (Miller 212)

  • What helps Students of Color succeed in graduate school? In this session, students will hear about the resiliency factors that would help them succeed academically in their journey at the College of Education. This will be an interactive session intended for building community and camaraderie.

3:00-3:45 Cultural Clashes in the Classroom (Miller 212)

  • An interactive presentation addressing topics such as transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations and ethical concerns.

In addition to this orientation, new incoming, international students are highly encouraged to attend other events sponsored by the College of Education, such as All New Graduate Student Orientation.

September 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:45pm

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