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Upcoming Graduate Student Success Workshops and Events

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies


Follow this link to information about Orientation Events for New Incoming Graduate Students

January 2016

January 19th and 20th - Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations- 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rm 2155 (CAR Building )Open to all Graduate Students by registration - to register email

January 21 -  New Student Resource Fair - 2:00-5:00 p.m. SAU, Fireside Lounge.  Please bring your RIT ID to check in.

January 22 - Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Orientation - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. SAU Ingle Auditorium. 


February 2016

February 4th - Library Resources - open to all graduate students - 1 - 2 p.m.  Library, 3rd floor biblab. 

This workshop will provide graduate students with information that is helpful for research.  Roman Koshykar, RIT Libraries Graduate Services Coordinator, will demonstrate the most useful research sources you will need to rely on for you thesis research and will be available to answer all of your questions about the library’s services. Recommended to all graduate students.  Register Here

February 25th - Graduate Meet and Greet - 2-3:30 p.m. Symposium and Three Minute Thesis Information session.  Come and meet students who have presented before and find out more about the 3 minute Thesis competition.  Student Innovation Hall University Services Center

March 2016

March 1st  - The End Game! - open to all graduate students - 2 - 3 p.m.  Library, 3rd floor biblab. 

Graduate Thesis Workshop:  The Endgame! This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in May or August. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting print and electronic copies of your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit in print and electronically as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.  Register Here


The month of March will be dedicated to college wide 3 minute thesis competitions. If you are interested in competing in this competition please follow this link to recieve email information about the competition in your college as dates are finalized.

April 2016

April 4-8 Graduate Education Week

April 8th - Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium

May 2016





FALL 2015



Graduate Student Workshops and Events


August 17th - Cookie Decorating Social Hosted by Graduate Student Advisory Committee and the Office of Graduate Studies- Open to all graduate students - 3-5 p.m. Bamboo Room, Campus Center.

August 18th - Graduate Orientation - Open to all new incoming graduate students - 2-4:30 p.m., Ingle Auditiorium.

August 18th - All college Resource Fair - Open to all new incoming students - 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Gordon Field House.

August 22nd - Teaching Assistant Workshop - open to all graduate students - 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Polisseni Club Lounge.  Registration required, limited seating.     At this time the workshop is full.  If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list please email our office at

August 27th - Ethics for Modern Dilemmas taught by Collette Shaw - open to all graduate students - 11a.m. - 1 p.m. Reading Room, Campus Center.  The world has changed a lot in the last few years, which has impacted both students and employers, and led to some rather heated generational battles. Are  ethical boundaries less clear than they used to be? Come weigh in on the issues colleges and businesses are grappling with to see where you fit in.  Colette Shaw is the Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution and the coordinator of the Gray Matter discussion series, which promotes open dialogue about controversial topics. She has 20 years of experience as an instructor and administrator and has a special interest in the muddy world of ethics.


Graduate Faculty and Staff Workshops and Events

August 25th - Office of Graduate Studies Faculty and Staff Open House - Office of Graduate Studies bldg. 87-3100-3200, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


September 2015

Graduate Student Workshops and Events

September 1st - Library Resources taught by Linette Koren - open to all graduate students - 2 - 3 p.m..  Library, 3rd floor biblab.

September 18th  - Literature Review Workshop taught by Rachel Chaffee and Stephanie Webster - Open to all Graduate Students – 2 - 3 p.m. SAU Meeting Room A Second Floor.  REGISTER HERE

September 23rd - Fulbright Meet and Greet - Open to Fulbright students - 2 - 3 p.m. 1829 Room REGISTER HERE

September 28th  -National Science Foundation Grant Workshops - Open to all eligible graduate students - 1-3 p.m. Bldg   87 Room 3200.  Requirements for the grant can be seen at this link.   REGISTER HERE



Graduate Faculty and Staff Workshops and Events


September 25th - Graduate Director Retreat - 9 a.m. - Noon, CIMS 2220-2210  - REGISTER HERE



October 2015


Graduate Student Workshops and Events


October 2nd - Tiger Tales Toastmasters - Public Speaking Workshop- Open to all graduate students - 3-4 p.m. Reading Room Campus Center REGISTER HERE

October 20th - Introduction to Grant Writing taught by Rebecca Sumner- Open to all graduate students- You must register for this workshop in advance - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  CIMS 2220  REGISTER HERE


Graduate Faculty and Staff Workshops and Events

October 14th  Faculty Mentor Training presented by Dr. Hector Flores, Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad, Dr. Bruce Smith, Dr. Twyla Cummings and Dr. Pengcheng Shi - 9-11 a.m. CIMS 2120 REGISTER HERE

November 2015


Graduate Student Workshops and Events


November 2nd - The Endgame: How to turn in your Thesis - Linette Koren - Open to all graduate students - 2-3p.m. 3rd floor library Biblab REGISTER HERE

November 4th - Applying for a Ph.D. - Panel presentation - Open to all graduate students- 10-11:30 a.m. - SAU Clark A- Campus Center Register Here


November 5th - Graduate Mingle hosted by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee and the Office of Graduate Studies- Meeting Seniors in your major, learn about previous work and co-op experiences.  Refreshments served.  2-4 p.m. Building 87 Room 1600 Center for Student Innovation Register Here






Click here for a link to past workshops sponsored by OGS in 2014/2015



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