Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer

Incoming and continuing graduate students are invited to attend this annual affair where INSPIRATION begins

Date: August 19th, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Campus Tour | 4:00 PM
Cougar Central, Craven Hall 3rd floor

Resource Fair Mixer | 5:00 PM | University Student Union Arcade
Enjoy complimentary refreshments while exploring and learning about important campus resources including thesis services, financial aid, and research support. Also enter a raffle at each information table. Last year's raffle included over 20 great prizes!

Graduate Studies Convocation | 6:00 PM | Univerisity Student Union Amphitheater 
Hear from successful alumni Sean Davis (Sociological Practice) and Jacob Strona (Literature and Writing) about their experiences and learn best practices from university administrators. The raffle winners will be announced at the end of the convocation.

Breakout Sessions | 7:00 PM | various locations (see below)
Discover the unique attributes of your graduate program by participating in interactive breakout sessions. Network and converse with your peers and faculty as you gain greater insight into your field.

Parking rules and regulations will be enforced and a permit will be required for this event.  If you need to purchase a parking pass for Fall 2015 contact Parking and Commuter Services. The recommended parking area for Master's Informaiton night is in Parking Structure 1.

List of participating departments:

Breakout Session Room #:
Biological Sciences MARK 205
Biotechnology KEL 5400
Computer Science MARK 101
Education-General Option MARK 209
Education-Administration Option MARK 105
Education-Special Education MARK 208
History MARK 102
Literature and Writing MARK 308
Mathematics SCI-2 306
Nursing MARK 310
Psychology SBSB 1102
Social Work MARK 103
Sociological Practice SBSB 1103
Spanish MARK 201

updated as of August 10, 2015

For more information contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at (760) 750-4066 or

View last year's Master's Information Night event flyer.

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*Please note that some programs may hold their own orientations seperately from this event. Please contact your Graduate Coordinator for more information on your program's orientation.