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Welcome/Resource Fair and Online Resources (GEAR 1)

The Graduate School offers online resources and an in-person welcome and resource fair for new graduate students.

GEAR 1: Graduate EducAtion Resources

GEAR 1 (Graduate Education Resources for the First Year) is an online orientation for new graduate students.

For more information, please contact Noro Andrimanalina, Director of Academic & Professional Development.

Welcome & Resource Fair

August 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Graduate School is hosting a Welcome & Resource Fair to introduce new graduate students to the University and connect them with each other.

 Registration LinkAttendees will learn about resources available to support them during the graduate school journey and discover what steps they can take now to plant the seeds for success down the road. This event is open to all incoming graduate and professional students, and is intended to complement events provided by programs and colleges.

 

9 -10 a.m.: Welcome held in Carlson Family Stage of Northrop

10-11:30 a.m.: Resource Fair held on Northrop Plaza

The Graduate School would like to know your thoughts as you begin your graduate journey.

We believe that by sharing your interests, hopes, aspirations and concerns with your fellow graduate students, you’ll begin to build a sense of community. And those of us who are here to support you–faculty, administrators and staff–will know better how to help and encourage you along the way. We invite you to participate in a writing activity at the event that focuses on four questions related to the graduate experience:

  • What research or scholarly question do you currently want to explore?
  • How would you like to impact your community or broader society with your degree?
  • What is one concern you have about beginning your graduate program?
  • What most excites you about beginning your graduate program?

You can share your thoughts by writing your answers on notecards and posting them in the Northrop atrium, either before or after the morning’s presentations.

Guidelines:
  • Participation is optional
  • Respond using 10 words or less
  • Do not put your name on the sticker (answers are anonymous)
  • Keep it short: “beginning a new chapter in my life” versus “I am excited to begin a new chapter in my life.”
  • Write for a general audience, no technical terms or disciplinary jargons
  • Use legible handwriting for clarity and visibility
Here are a few examples:

Having access to innovative people and resourcesShow psychological and physical benefits of danceDo we all heal the same?Juggling multiple responsibilitiesIncrease awareness about mental healthHow do we get kids excited about science?

Participating Organizations as of 7/30/2019: 

Acara

acara.umn.edu

Anselm House

anselmhouse.org

Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (BGAPSA)

http://www.bgapsa.com/

Boreas Leadership Program

http://environment.umn.edu/leadership/boreas/

Boynton Health

boynton.umn.edu

Center for Community Engaged Learning

ccel.umn.edu

Center for Educational Innovation

https://cei.umn.edu/

Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility

https://globalhealthcenter.umn.edu/

Center for Integrative Leadership

https://leadership.umn.edu/

Center for Writing

writing.umn.edu

Community of Scholars Program (COSP)

https://www.grad.umn.edu/diversity-academic-support/cosp

Como Student Community Cooperative

http://cscc.umn.edu/

Council of Graduate Students

https://cogs.umn.edu

Council of International Graduate Students

https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/cigsumn

Cru Gopher Grads

www.twincitiescru.com

Digital Arts, Sciences & Humanities (DASH)

dash.umn.edu

Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

csh.umn.edu

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

gsc.umn.edu

Graduate and Professional Student Parent Group (GrASP)

N/A

Graduate Christian Fellowship

https://gopherlink.umn.edu/organization/130

Graduate School Diversity Office (GSDO)

grad.umn.edu/diversity

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Alliance for Diversity and Inclusivity (GSPADI)

https://grad.umn.edu/diversity/alliance-diversity-inclusivity

Graduate Student Services & Progress (GSSP) and One Stop Student Services

https://onestop.umn.edu/

Graduate Students of Color Alliance (GSOCA)

https://www.facebook.com/gsocaumn/

Institute for Advanced Study

https://ias.umn.edu/

Institute for Global Studies

https://cla.umn.edu/global-studies

MIN-Corps

https://mincorps.umn.edu/

Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

http://esl.umn.edu

Northrop, University of Minnnesota

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/

Office for Business & Community Economic Development

http://bced.umn.edu

Office of Student Finance (OSF)

OSF does not have a URL. Basic financial aid information can be found on One Stop: https://onestop.umn.edu/

Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities (OGPSD)

N/A

Parking & Transportation Services

pts.umn.edu

Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

rsdp.umn.edu

Research Computing

https://research.umn.edu/expertise-resources/research-computing

School of Public Health Graduate Level Minors

https://www.sph.umn.edu/

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

https://gopherlink.umn.edu/organization/SACNAS

Sponsored Project Administration

https://research.umn.edu/units/spa

Student Advocate Services

http://studentadvocate.umn.edu/

Student Conflict Resolution Center

sos.umn.edu

Student Counseling Services

https://counseling.umn.edu/

Student Legal Service

sls.umn.edu

Student Parent HELP Center

sphc.umn.edu

The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education

http://aurora.umn.edu/

The Disability Resource Center

https://disability.umn.edu/

U-Spatial

uspatial.umn.edu

University Libraries

https://www.lib.umn.edu/

University of Minnesota Bookstores

bookstores.umn.edu