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Andrew Szeri

Summer is flying by. In just a few weeks, the whirlwind of start-of-semester activities will begin. Those of you who are returning to Berkeley will be greeting your newest graduate student colleagues to your department or program and to the campus overall. And for newcomers, we invite you to join us at the many events designed to welcome and orient incoming graduate students.

The New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) on Tuesday, August 27 is an important starting point. Learn how to “Survive and Thrive at Berkeley,” about academic services, the libraries, residency status, student health insurance, and much more at this information-packed half-day event. Find out what’s happening at the NGSO and RSVP today. See the listings below and visit the new student events page for details about all events for new graduate students.

To all of you, my colleagues in the Graduate Division and I look forward to opportunities to interact with you throughout the coming year. We are here to help!


Andrew J. Szeri
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Dean of the Graduate Division
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2013 Orientations & Events

August 20 & 21
New International Student Orientation & Workshops

August 22
Teaching Conference for New International Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

August 23
Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs (International and Domestic)

August 26
New Graduate Minority Student Orientation (NGMSO)

August 27
New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)

August 27 & 28
empower U

September 4
Reception Honoring American Indian/Alaska Native Graduate Students

September 5
Reception Honoring Graduate Diversity